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University of Leicester Reviews

Updated 20 Jan 2020

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4.3
84%
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75%
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University of Leicester Chancellor Lord Grocott
Lord Grocott
26 Ratings
  1. "Good Place to work and grow ."

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

    I have been working at University of Leicester part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Leaning opportunities International exposure Good Work life balance and freedom

    Cons

    A bit difficult for international candidates to find the cultural fit Visa issues if you are not from the UK

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    University of Leicester2019-01-16
  2. "Lecturer in Leicester uinersity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    small team. Relatively cheap property and good environment

    Cons

    Because it is small. You will have to do everything.

    University of Leicester2019-01-03
  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great community feeling; great staff; opportunity for progress; management team were supportive

    Cons

    Not as much support for out of hours staff; some jobs feel like they are underpaid

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    University of Leicester2018-12-07
  4. "Best Job I Ever Had"

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    Former Employee - Principal Computer Officer in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really nice working environment. Staff are helpful, friendly and respectful. Good secure employment. Very interesting work.

    Cons

    Salary isn't quite as competitive as can be obtained in industry. In the field I worked in there was limited scope for career progression after a certain level.

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    University of Leicester2018-11-02
  5. "Excellent environment - poor strategic planning from the top"

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

    I worked at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Excellent environment where you have an opportunity to work with some dedicated, professional people

    Cons

    Top down management and many glass ceilings due to 'elitist attitudes of some managers. The gentle HR regime means that often people get away with a great deal in terms of sickness absence and conduct before being called to account

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    University of Leicester2018-10-09
  6. "Good so far"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    They give you a decent pension and fair pay

    Cons

    There are a lack of additional benefits like healthcare

    University of Leicester2018-08-02
  7. "Departmental UCAS Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at University of Leicester part-time

    Pros

    Fit around your work schedule, interesting, good money

    Cons

    Not that many shifts

    University of Leicester2018-05-28
  8. "Inclusive and friendly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Very relaxed and friendly staff team, great culture and values, extremely inclusive

    Cons

    No opportunity to stretch or challenge self

    University of Leicester2018-05-20
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Working for the University of Leicester"

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

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good annual leave and lieu.

    Cons

    Lack of support, Wages low for type of work undertaken, lack of management with a lot of lone working.

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    University of Leicester2018-05-14
  10. "Decent Post-doctoral Research Post"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Supportive academic environment, if you have a good supervisor is a good research position for a post-doc.

    Cons

    Leciester city location is relatively remote and working class. Cheap living costs but not a great location for active young people or families. Local medical care is particularly sub-class.

    University of Leicester2018-04-27
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