- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at University of Leicester part-time (More than a year)
Flexible working hours, good pay, friendly staff, a big team in campus services but everyone is lovely.
There is not much room for career progression in the job.
The shifts are late, 6-11pm.
Advice to Management
Keep up the good work! I've really enjoyed my time here.
Even the top management listen to you.
I worked at University of Leicester full-time
Big employer benefits; gym, pensions, flexible working
Clarity over salaries
Some very badly behaved employees spoiling it for the rest.
Advice to Management
Apply same standards to all employees. Think through consequences of your decisions better.
I worked at University of Leicester part-time
Pleasant, supportive working environment
Flexible working hours
Exposed to wide variety of work
Lack of job stability - hard to get job made permanent due to nature of work.
Flexible working hours, work when you want, get to meet lots of great people and the chance to develop communication skills. Lots of different training and roles that you can try, lunch allowance
Not really too many, but the lunch allowance is not always that flexible on where you can use it
Good sense of community
Very flexible work hours
Discounts and union merchandise
Discount of university gym membership
The pay is not great and there is almost no opportunity for promotion.
Staff are mostly made up of part time students so if you are not a student it would be hard to socialize with coworkers.
Not very diverse compared with the Leicester itself
Advice to Management
Perhaps balance the amount student and non-student employees better. Encourage social events which do not revolve around alcohol.
I have been working at University of Leicester full-time (More than 3 years)
Flexible working hours - I am often able to fit a 7 hour day between the hours of 7am and 9pm which is good for when I have other commitments. Self structured working allowing me to use variation when a particular area of work gets tedious or boring. If I need something all I have to do is ask (stationary, advice, contact info, training etc...). My particular field of work allows me to advance my knowledge through low level research posters and attendance at relevant conferences and meetings. Although not specified in the job description it certainly helps expand my knowledge and understanding!
Certain areas of work are tedious and boring but often need doing to meet deadlines and data submissions. Flexibility is based upon what workload is needed/not needed at the time. Career opportunities aren't often available and are often unclear. Pay is pretty low compared to others my age (26) and the pay scale increments only come around once a year AND you hit a 'ceiling' after 5 years.
I have been working at University of Leicester full-time (Less than a year)
Great team spirit
Good progression of career and development offered
Good collaborative spirit for researchers in field
Very competitive with other universities
Constantly making top 20 of Times higer education lists
In academia hours can be long
Work life balance has to maintained by yourself
You need to be self motivated to get the work done
University sites are spread across city from hospital to main campus. - not always a problem or con but something to consider
Parking permits are like gold dust at hospital sites, so if you live close public transport or hospital hopper may be the mode of transport
I have been working at University of Leicester full-time
Flexible working hours and reasonable management demands meant very little stress overall. Good opportunities for studying and developing further expertise. Decent pay.
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.
Good place to work. Very flexible work environment. Appreciations well dished out. Opportunities of growth are plenty. Lots of holidays.
Slow and monotonous. Tedious procedures.
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