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- "No career progression past grade 5. Anyone who is anygood leaves." (in 7 reviews)
- "awful management." (in 7 reviews)
- "Very poor HR, senior management are overly political, too many incompetent managers that make life miserable for subordinates" (in 6 reviews)
- "For the number of students that I taught, I do not think the salary was enough,maybe the university is only hood for part tome jobs no offence" (in 6 reviews)
- "Poor management skills, managers not communicating very well" (in 3 reviews)
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- 3.028 Apr 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Great group of colleagues - academics, researchers and support staff Interesting and relevant work Flexible hours and good benefits
Ugly campus with Brutalist architecture Pay grades too inflexible, not enough meritocracy Too insular, prefers to hire locals even if out-of-towners better, more experienced1University of Leicester Response8y
Thanks for your post...This got me thinking, 'What proportion of University staff are Non-British nationals?' The answer is nearly 20%, with a total of 79 nationalities represented.
- 1.016 May 2021Associate ProfessorCurrent EmployeeLeicester, England
Many of my colleagues are awesome. They're committed and generous. Many have spent years creating supportive and productive communities. As a result, for a period, Leicester university was quite an exciting period to work. For me, that period came to an end around 2015...
Senior managers – from the Chair of Council (Gary Dixon), Vice-Chancellor (Paul Boyle until 2019, then Nishan Canagarajah) and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Edmund Burke) down – have created and enable a toxic working environment. Bullying is endemic, particularly of women and staff of colour: bullies seem to get rewarded, their victims get managed out of the institution. Things are have only got worse during the pandemic: casualised staff were abandoned and senior managers were aggressive in their demands that staff work on campus in unsafe conditions. (The situation for students is as bad – some of the University accommodation is hazardous.) The institution's finances are so fragile – a result of rash borrowing decisions – that COVID has brought it close to bankruptcy. Executives are trying to make staff pay for their failures with mass redundancies. Not a good place to work. Not a good place to be a student.6
- 3.016 Feb 2021Lab TechnicianCurrent Employee
The campus and courses are not too big - you get to know both colleagues and students You can have a lot of influence due to the close contact with students and colleagues influence due to the close contact with students and colleagues influence due to the close contact with students and colleagues
The university (like others) wants to run as a business but has no idea how to Undervaluation of professional services Unstructured processes and little oversight of the big picture
- 3.026 Sept 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
There were generally good colleagues who generally pulled their weight. The support staff were generally very good and friendly. The facilities, particularly the library, were very good.
Towards the end there was some pressure from upper management who barely knew or appreciated what I did. The IT services was particularly bad, although that improved later on. The bureaucracy.
- 1.01 Sept 2021AdministratorFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsLeicester, England
Some nice colleagues Great if you like crumbling buildings that haven't been cared for
only one strategy - cost cutting Exec Board micro-management, lack of transparency, hubris Dreadful processes belonging to the 18th century No money to change Lots of committees and yet no real governance1