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University of Leicester CEO Lord Grocott
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19 Ratings
  1. "Great place to be around"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at University of Leicester

    Pros

    Great place to be around

    Cons

    nothing much cant complain much

    University of Leicester2017-12-18
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Not in the top 1% globally"

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      Current Employee - Associate Lecturer in Leicester, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at University of Leicester full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      None that I can think of

      Cons

      This review is to flag up that Leicester were recently told by the ASA that they were not allowed to claim they were in the top 1% worldwide. However, they are still using this on their advertising header on this site. Also, please note that many of the reviews are written by students, about their student jobs (student ambassador; football activator whatever that means; etc.). The reviews from academics are rather...

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      Advice to Management

      Unfortunately they don't like to hear advice, so I will refrain from giving it.

      University of Leicester2017-12-08
    • "Football activator"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at University of Leicester

        Pros

        Flexible hours. Great work environment.

        Cons

        Couldn't think of any in particular

        University of Leicester2017-10-27
      • "Part-time"

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        Former Employee - Residential Advisor in Leicester, England
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at University of Leicester part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        - Flexible Timings to work - Friendly management - Has a great atmosphere that enables you to socialize and work at the same time.

        Cons

        There is nothing in particular that is wrong with reference to the accommodation management.

        University of Leicester2017-10-25
      • "Enjoyable with a great work life balance"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at University of Leicester full-time

        Pros

        Nice work environment, friendly staff, good on site facilities.

        Cons

        A fair bit of unnecessary bureaucracy.

        Advice to Management

        Perhaps offer more opportunities for development and learning for staff in order to get the best out of people.

        University of Leicester2017-10-23
      • "Good University"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

          Pros

          Great staff, very helpful and good working atmosphere.

          Cons

          With the exception of the library and new medicine building, the campus can look quite rundown in parts.

          University of Leicester2017-10-23
        • "Nice environment, seems an awful lot of needless bureaucracy"

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

            I worked at University of Leicester full-time

            Pros

            Nice secluded location near city centre My building contaiend some of the best fitted-out and equipped labs I have seen

            Cons

            Constant 'rebrands', Institutes within Departments within Colleges

            University of Leicester2017-10-09
          • Helpful (1)

            "Lecturer at University of Leicester"

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            Current Employee - Lecturer 

            I have been working at University of Leicester full-time for more than 5 years

            Pros

            The normal benefits of working as an academic - flexible hours, predictable routines, etc. Academic staff are friendly to each other.

            Cons

            There is a push to increase student numbers to help the financial situation. The negative impact on staff is: - An ever-reducing quality of student. To increase numbers the entry requirements are lowered meaning we have to teach degree-level content to students that struggle to cope with it. - The Larger workload for marking, supervising etc. There is a large disparity in the pay and position of staff between...

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            Advice to Management

            I wouldn't put a sign highlighting which is the parking space for the VC given the unpopular nature of some of the decisions that are being made.

            University of Leicester2017-09-13
          • Helpful (2)

            "A university in turmoil"

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
            Doesn't Recommend
            Negative Outlook
            Disapproves of CEO

            I worked at University of Leicester full-time for more than 3 years

            Pros

            Staff below senior management level are generally lovely.

            Cons

            Senior management team is exceptionally poor. Communication is inconsistent, strategy is confused and implemented with little understanding or competence. The chaotic and increasingly cutthroat culture which has been created is unpleasant and completely unnecessary. Staff are left floundering by constant upheaval and changes in direction, making it almost impossible to complete even the most basic tasks. Experienced and...

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            Advice to Management

            Rethink your current scattershot approach and recognise the value of your experienced staff while you still have some left. Ultimately it’s the students who will suffer as a result of your ineffectual leadership - or to put it in terms that might strike a cord, lower NSS scores!

            University of Leicester2017-10-04
          • "Chemistry Department"

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
            Recommends
            Neutral Outlook
            Approves of CEO

            I worked at University of Leicester part-time

            Pros

            Pleasant, supportive working environment Flexible working hours Exposed to wide variety of work

            Cons

            Lack of job stability - hard to get job made permanent due to nature of work.

            University of Leicester2017-08-17
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