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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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- 5.024 Feb 2023Course RepresentativeCurrent Temporary Employee
Senior staff are willing to listen and solve any problem.
In some departments there is no regular meetings and there is a lot of miscommunication between staff and students.
- 5.024 Nov 2016Researcher and Web DeveloperFormer Employee, more than 1 yearBirmingham, England
Friendly and professional staff. Excellent scientific environment.
None, except awkward PC/desktop policy.
- 3.018 Oct 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
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.
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.3
- 2.08 May 2014ResearcherCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsLeicester, England
Good academics and students. Facilities good. Good gym and arts centre. Reputation of university has risen. Nice people to work with.
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.1
- 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.
- 3.013 Sept 2017LecturerCurrent Employee, more than 5 years
The normal benefits of working as an academic - flexible hours, predictable routines, etc. Academic staff are friendly to each other.
There is a push to increase student numbers to help the financial situation. The negative impact on staff is: - An ever-reducing quality of student. To increase numbers the entry requirements are lowered meaning we have to teach degree-level content to students that struggle to cope with it. - The Larger workload for marking, supervising etc. There is a large disparity in the pay and position of staff between departments and within departments. There are staff that have been around for a long time and were promoted during periods when promotions were easy. They clutter up the place on high salaries that block others. Teaching or Admin staff are treated like 2nd class citizens with no pretence that things should be any different. Leicester considers itself a research-led university and won't recognise that it's teaching and students support services that keep everyone in a job.1
- 4.013 Oct 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 5 years
Very friendly place to work and has a nice community feel. Good amounts of annual leave entitlement and many departments are flexible when it comes to childcare commitments etc.
Can sometimes feel there is a noticeable hierarchy between senior members of staff and other staff2University of Leicester Response7y
Thanks for your candid review. You emphasis some of the 'Pros' which are a recurrent theme on these pages. Since you posted, we have enhanced our benefits offering and launched a new benefits portal which you should have a look at. Our University Career Map provides a coherent career ladder for our academics to climb. While this is a relatively new initiative, it appears to be working well and is being refined all the time. Professional Services staff are less well catered for at present in terms of internal career progression. This is something we can address.