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University of Leicester Reviews

Updated 8 December 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible working hours - I am often able to fit a 7 hour day between the hours of 7am and 9pm which is good for when I have other commitments (in 8 reviews)

  • As a student ambassador - Good pay, nice colleagues and bosses, surprisingly fun job (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management team is exceptionally poor (in 4 reviews)

  • Lack of job stability - hard to get job made permanent due to nature of work (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Medical Statistician"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Leicester full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great focus on progressing

    Cons

    A bit boring at times

    Advice to Management

    nothing

    University of Leicester Response

    12 Aug 2016 – Recruitment Partner

    Thanks for your review. Not sure if this is the exact context you mean, but we certainly pride ourselves on the training programmes that are available to our staff.


  2. "Working at Leicester University"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary, possibility to work off-campus, emphasis on research, collegiality

    Cons

    increasing emphasis on funding capture and student satisfaction

    University of Leicester Response

    12 Aug 2016 – Recruitment Partner

    Your review neatly sums up some of the benefits of working at the university: appropriate remuneration; flexible working; friendly, collaborative working relationships. Thank-you.


  3. "Teaching Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice environment to work in, with easy going and supportive staff.
    Students are enthusiastic and want to learn.

    Cons

    Set hours so you cannot do more/less. Occasional bad behaved student, but generally good overall.

    Advice to Management

    Management is already doing a good job, just continue what you are doing. I enjoyed my time here.

    University of Leicester Response

    12 Aug 2016 – Recruitment Partner

    Thanks for your five star feedback!


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  5. "Student ambassador"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, work when you want, get to meet lots of great people and the chance to develop communication skills. Lots of different training and roles that you can try, lunch allowance

    Cons

    Not really too many, but the lunch allowance is not always that flexible on where you can use it


  6. "PhD Student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    PhD life is great. Similar to undergraduate study, only this time you get paid for it. Hours are more flexible than any other job, as is the holiday rota. Also get paid a bit of pocket money for taking seminars for undergraduates

    Cons

    Just make sure you really really want to study the subject you are applying to. If you don't, it's a very long three or four years, and it can get very depressing when you are stuck on the same topic, whilst you slowly narrow your skill set. If you think your PhD is leading you to something specific, then great! But don't do it a chance to put off applying to other things!

    Advice to Management

    University is a lot more bureaucratic than you realise at undergraduate level. It IS a business, therefore, there are middle managers bearing down on you, inventing targets and goals, when they don't actually know what they are talking about. Its a wonder how they managed to invent a job for themselves


  7. "Good learning"

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    Former Employee - Developer in Leicester, England
    Former Employee - Developer in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Leicester (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible timing, learnt alot and helped kickstarting my career in IT industry

    Cons

    Wasnt paid well for the internship

    Advice to Management

    Better pay


  8. "a little chaos"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    good salary for part-time job

    Cons

    a weak organisation in department;


  9. "Lab demonstrator"

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Leicester, England
    Former Employee - Researcher in Leicester, England
    Recommends

    Pros

    prompt payment, high hourly pay rates

    Cons

    system of payment a bit cumbersome but eventually you get your money


  10. "Working at University of Leicester"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The work life balance is good at UOL. There is good flexibility to allow staff to work from home from time to time. Generally friendly working environment.

    Cons

    Pace of projects can be slow as there is a high level of bureaucracy. Project Managers often have to assume the role of BA, Test Manager etc. Can be difficult to get decisions on projects / buy in from non-IT stakeholders

    Advice to Management

    Continue to try streamline processes. Things have improved over recent times. Focus on delievring the projects that are a higher priority and will delievr benefit. Be prepared to put projects on hold that are lower priority as the need arises.


  11. "Union Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good sense of community
    Very flexible work hours
    Discounts and union merchandise
    Discount of university gym membership

    Cons

    The pay is not great and there is almost no opportunity for promotion.
    Staff are mostly made up of part time students so if you are not a student it would be hard to socialize with coworkers.
    Not very diverse compared with the Leicester itself

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps balance the amount student and non-student employees better. Encourage social events which do not revolve around alcohol.


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