University of Leicester Employee Reviews about "hour"
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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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Updated 29 Nov 2023
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- 4.017 Aug 2017Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
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.
- 5.02 Nov 2021Anonymous EmployeeFormer EmployeeLeicester, England
very flexible in terms of deadlines and assignments if you need to adjust work hours around that exists for students, so generally a great place for students to work
repetitive and sometimes boring work
- 4.025 Nov 2023Graduation AssistantFormer EmployeeLeicester, England
Was paying a good rate for students back then, above the minimum wage Uni always needed help during uni events, so it was possible to have work fairly regularly Often working with other students so it was nice to have colleagues
Long hours sometimes where you had to be on your feet the whole day...and were encouraged to not wear 'trainers'
- 1.01 Nov 2020Research AdministratorFormer Employee, less than 1 year
- Flexible working - Seniors might like you if you work like a robot above and beyond your working hours and promote you if you are lucky. - Research administrator jobs always advertised regularly as people come and then leave within a few months of working at the unit.
- Extremely toxic place to work - Pay is rubbish (Grade 3) - Trial managers are very ungrateful and unappreciative for any good work you do and will criticise where they possibly can to stop your progression - The unit is stingy and in order to save money they will employee one research administrator who is expected to work under 2/3 trial managers. Therefore the administrator will be under enormous pressure to complete all the tasks delegated by the managers working above them. This is not made obvious in the interview. It is totally not worth it as it is a Grade 3 job! - Dirty politics and harassment takes place behind closed doors -Senior management team have their favourites. Therefore complaining to them is useless because they will not understand or take any appropriate action. Ultimately you will end up looking for another job and leaving the unit.1
- 3.01 Jun 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
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
- 4.027 Jan 2021Residential AdvisorFormer Employee, less than 1 yearLeicester, England
Supportive management and reasonable pay for a student job
Work hours run late into the evening and some tasks feel like you're bugging the residents rather than helping them.
- 3.07 Sept 2021Graduate StudentFormer EmployeeLeicester, England
-Flexible hours -Convenient location, supporting my studies -Helped improve my social and selling skills as well as pitching/presenting
- Not enough working hours
- 3.020 May 2019Student AmbassadorFormer Employee, more than 1 yearLeicester, England
- Very friendly and supportive work environment - Well organised once shift is secured - Good pay - Great experience for future jobs - A wide range of shift types - Flexible ( 0 hours )
- Long winded, time consuming and outdated process to secure shifts which can take weeks for a single (potential) shift - Shifts can start very early (7am) on some shifts such as open days when there is often very little to do until visitors start to arrive at 9am.