University of Leicester Employee Reviews about "manager"
79% would recommend to a friend
(21 total reviews)
70% approve of CEO
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Updated 29 Nov 2023
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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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- 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
- 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
- 2.08 Jun 2023Backend (Sitecore) DeveloperCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
If your smart you can get away with doing very little
Cons: My advise is to get experience on your CV and move on. Too many females in positions of management and authority that can not take direct feedback. Females are praised and given promotions for just being women. Favouritism Racism managers can get away with things that regular professionals can not. If they are caught red-handed the HR team ( specifically Katie ) will say “… Oh he did not know”. Regular employees can not give the same level of leniency and forgiveness.
- 1.027 Mar 2019Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Friendly place some nice managers who are genuine
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.1
- 3.031 Jan 2023AdministratorFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsLeicester, England
Fantastic people, strong community, nice environment
Very poor HR, senior management are overly political, too many incompetent managers that make life miserable for subordinates
- 5.01 Jul 2020Graduate Research/Teaching AssistantFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsLeicester, England
Interesting job role and friendly supportive staff / managers
Work could be boom and bust, with not much happening one week, and sudden surge of work the next - based on deadlines for academic projects and funding bids, or sudden need to do lots of marking.
- 4.08 Aug 2021Research AssistantCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearLeicester, England
Small campus and easy to get to and commute to. Manager was nice and so were staff. Nice city to work in
Not many opportunities available for career development in the university. Could probably be paid more for the same job title elsewhere
- 4.09 Oct 2018Anonymous EmployeeFormer EmployeeLeicester, England
Excellent environment where you have an opportunity to work with some dedicated, professional people
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 account1