University of Leicester Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated 1 Nov 2020

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

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

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  • "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. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Research Administrator post at Leicester Clinical Trials Unit based at University of Leicester

      1 Nov 2020 - Research Administrator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - 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.

      Cons

      - 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.

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Very poorly managed

      8 May 2014 - Researcher in Leicester, England, England
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      Pros

      Good academics and students. Facilities good. Good gym and arts centre. Reputation of university has risen. Nice people to work with.

      Cons

      Senior management is very poor. They don't seem to empathise with those who have to deliver - the admin people are very stressed and this is shown by the numbers off with stress and the high staff turnover. HR and research finance are particularly bad. There are quite high levels of demoralisation. The university management simply seems to be driven by money. Old-fashioned values of public and community service are ignored.

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Project Officer

      18 Oct 2016 -  
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      Pros

      The location of the campus is brilliant with a lot of options for food. The salary sacrifice gym benefits were a great way of building an active and healthy social life at work. The holiday offering was good and offered a reasonable life-work balance.

      Cons

      Progression for junior level staff was difficult and very little development opportunities offered. Senior management decisions were often badly communicated and sometimes not executed well. There was a trend of ex-accountants managing large departments which stifled creativity and innovative projects.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      A university in turmoil

      4 Oct 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Staff below senior management level are generally lovely.

      Cons

      Senior management team is exceptionally poor. Communication is inconsistent, strategy is confused and implemented with little understanding or competence. The chaotic and increasingly cutthroat culture which has been created is unpleasant and completely unnecessary. Staff are left floundering by constant upheaval and changes in direction, making it almost impossible to complete even the most basic tasks. Experienced and knowledgeable staff are leaving in their droves only to be replaced by temporary/agency staff on minimum wage.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Really good place to work, with great colleagues and great research

      1 Oct 2013 -  
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      Pros

      Great research Reasonable salary Good variety in the work

      Cons

      Budget control and senior management (Dean of college, VC) have no idea how a university operates at ground level

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