University of Leicester Employee Reviews about "career progression"

Updated 27 Mar 2019

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Pros
  • "It had really good working environment(in 16 reviews)

  • "Friendly and welcoming atmosphere, good pay(in 12 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "There is not much room for career progression in the job(in 7 reviews)

  • "Senior management team have their favourites(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Residential advisor (campus services) The University of Leicester

      8 Feb 2018 - Residential Advisor in Leicester, England, England
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours, good pay, friendly staff, a big team in campus services but everyone is lovely.

      Cons

      There is not much room for career progression in the job. The shifts are late, 6-11pm.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Best Job I Ever Had

      2 Nov 2018 - Principal Computer Officer in Leicester, England, England
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      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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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee

      No progression, no investment in staff

      27 Mar 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Friendly place some nice managers who are genuine

      Cons

      Managers quick to take credit. No career progression past grade 5. Anyone who is anygood leaves. Senior managers many of them no team or even people skills. If bame no chance of going up the ladder.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Inspiring

      16 Jun 2014 - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Leicester, England, England
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      Pros

      Leicester provides a flexible balanced workload, anice friendly atmostphere and great research opportunities. There are increasing interdisciplinary projects both within the university and with other universities in the UK and abroad. Leicester has a good environmental standard showing others the way forward. I have been working here for 3 years now while completing my PhD but before that I was a student for 4 years. It is a great university and they cannot get rid of me!

      Cons

      There needs to be more opportunities for career progression of junoir staff members (such as myself) and a more rigourous mentoring system. It is easy, especially for graduate teaching assistants, to get lost and forgotten about.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      A great place to work

      23 Nov 2013 - Third Line IT Support in Leicester, England, England
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours and reasonable management demands meant very little stress overall. Good opportunities for studying and developing further expertise. Decent pay.

      Cons

      Slow moving - career progression opportunities can be few and far between. It probably speaks good about the job that people at grade 8 and higher rearely leave, but the down side is at the lower levels career progression is near impossible regardless of performance.

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Rotten to the core - Riddled with lies, corruption, deceit and extra-marrital affairs.

      21 Oct 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      I hear the medication to treat work-related stress, anxiety and depression works wonders if you are a recreational drug-user.

      Cons

      Truly biblical amounts of malcious gossip, relentless back-stabbing, living under the constant fear of losing your job and risking your family and loved ones being smothered with a pillow in the middle of the night by an unknown hooded assailant. Career progression is only achieved through being related or 'affiliated' with someone already in the mythical realm of being above salary Grade 5.

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      A Corrupt Horrible place

      27 May 2014 - Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England, England
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      Pros

      Good Facilities and front line collages alot of training and a nice student environment

      Cons

      Over baring ,uneducated, unresponsive and corrupt management. No equality within staff, more who you know than what you know and lots and lots of hearsay and un answered questions. No career progression or prospects.

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