University of Leicester Reviews

Updated 16 May 2021

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University of Leicester Chancellor Lord Grocott
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32 Ratings
  1. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good for students

    23 Sep 2020 - Student Ambassador 
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    Pros

    Easy to apply. Can be friendly. Can be good for students. Good experience

    Cons

    Not as flexible for degree courses and rely heavily on 4 work days per semester to be active ambassador

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    A good place to work, where your work is respected and you are treated respectfully

    25 Sep 2020 - Research Assistant 
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    Pros

    Feel respected, be treated like a genuine human being, take complaints and issues seriously

    Cons

    Probably have to live in Leicester which doesn't have an Ikea.

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  3. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Lovely place to work

    14 Sep 2020 - Library Assistant 
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    Pros

    Treated me extremely well, would recommend completely Lovely people

    Cons

    None apart from sometimes struggled to get extra hours

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good to study continuously.

    15 Sep 2020 - Lab Manager in Leicester, England, England
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    Pros

    High quality instruments used throughout the groups at the Dept.

    Cons

    A busy city to live in.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    University of leicester

    22 Sep 2020 - Front of House Staff in Leicester, England, England
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    Pros

    good benefits good pay some chance of promotion

    Cons

    long days not enough staff lack of opportunities

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great for Casual Work

    4 Sep 2020 - Student Ambassador 
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    Pros

    Friendly and welcoming atmosphere, good pay.

    Cons

    No cons to speak of.

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    PhD Student

    15 Jun 2020 - PhD Student 
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    Pros

    The freedom. If you are motivated and self driven it’s lovely to be your own boss.

    Cons

    A lot of freedom to do as you see best. However, professors are too busy to help you with the in-depth technical nature of a project. If you want to do a phd make sure you get a project with a Dr. who is active in research as they will give you much more of their time.

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  8. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Not good enough in every aspect

    11 Sep 2020 - Senior Research Fellow in Leicester, England, England
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    Pros

    1. Some colleagues are very nice and helpful; 2. Culture diversity, no pressure for minorities; 3. Good football club near the campus.

    Cons

    1. Only few well-known professors; 2. Very political and stressful environment,; 3. Turned teaching into a business, students have to be serviced and pleased; 4. No efforts to help career development of junior scientist;

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee

    University of Leicester

    19 Aug 2020 - Personal Assistant in London, England, England
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    Pros

    Good teamwork if you are in the right team

    Cons

    Large organisation so difficult to progress

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    An excellent employer

    1 Jul 2020 - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant in Leicester, England, England
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    Pros

    Interesting job role and friendly supportive staff / managers

    Cons

    Work could be boom and bust, with not much happening one week, and sudden surge of work the next - based on deadlines for academic projects and funding bids, or sudden need to do lots of marking.

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