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University of Leicester Reviews

Updated 14 February 2019
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Pros
  • "Flexible working hours, work when you want, get to meet lots of great people and the chance to develop communication skills" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Really nice working environment" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is not much room for career progression in the job" (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great potential... complete lack of planning"

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

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

    Pros

    Campus facilities; i.e gym, library and cafeterias
    Great buildings
    Pioneering research

    Cons

    Lack of skilled managers - managers have been promoted due to staff leaving, not due to merit
    Plans never come to fruition. Lack of organisational structure leads to doing what "we can" rather than doing what "we should"
    Be prepared for long days

    Advice to Management

    Invest in management training. Create a clear vision and structure before employing more staff.


  2. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly staff, great managers, very flexible

    Cons

    There are none that I can think of

  3. "Good money"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Leicester part-time

    Pros

    Lots of training opportunities, flexible shifts like all uni ambassador schemes, Assessment Centre to select was useful

    Cons

    Visit days and Open days can get repetitive and boring


  4. "Training cours"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Teacher in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Very pleased for working in leicester

    Cons

    Short time to get full experience

    Advice to Management

    Make the course long time


  5. "Brand Ambassador"

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

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

    Pros

    It was flexible
    Pay is good for students
    Up to 15 hours a week

    Cons

    Shifts are first come first serve so if you don't get a shift no pay


  6. "Ambitious but lack independent"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Leicester, England
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Leicester, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Ambitious department. Opportunities to work on high profile projects and gain good publications.

    Cons

    Department was ran like a dictatorship, with micro management and a lack of responsibility / autonomy given to experienced members of staff. Reliance on approval from the head of department slowed down rate of progress.


  7. "Student Blogger"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Able to work to your schedule.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for progression with blogging.

  8. "Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Researcher and Web Developer in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Researcher and Web Developer in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly and professional staff. Excellent scientific environment.

    Cons

    None, except awkward PC/desktop policy.


  9. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great support and well defined roles. Good benefits and great facilities. Highly recommended.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    University of Leicester Response

    2 Nov 2016 – Recruitment Partner

    Many thanks for the review. Have you cut and paste from the previous review as there are some similarities?


  10. "Current Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great variety of work, friendly and collegiate atmosphere, excellent facilities on campus available to staff, generous pension scheme

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that career opportunities are widely promoted across all staff. There's a wide range of skills at all levels that could be tapped into.

    University of Leicester Response

    1 Mar 2017 – Recruitment Partner

    Thanks for the positive review!