University of Manchester Reviews

Updated 16 May 2021

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University of Manchester President and Vice Chancellor Nancy Rothwell
Nancy Rothwell
124 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very flexible working environment(in 52 reviews)

  • "Sophisticated working environment(in 37 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Academics are more focused on teaching rather than on research(in 16 reviews)

  • "Little room for career progression or promotion(in 15 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great for additional income and teaching experience.

      16 May 2021 - GTA Graduate Teaching Assistant 
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      Pros

      Great for additional income and teaching experience.

      Cons

      none that come to mind

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Academic setting allows for toxic environments

      1 May 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Being part of innovative research projects was an exciting opportunity and given the right support, I would have continued at the university.

      Cons

      The academic setting, with separate lab groups each managed by their own PI limited the ability for the department to ensure all labs adhered to principles of decency and support in the workplace. Despite raising my concerns on several occasions about the behaviour of my superior, I did not receive adequate support and had to leave the university. I have suffered with poor mental health and still do almost two years later due to the unprofessional, toxic environment I was made to work in. This was due to one individual in a position of power who, in my opinion, was not fit to work in the position they had.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Decent

      14 May 2021 - Senior Lecturer In Psychology in Pune
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      Pros

      Great job and varied role

      Cons

      Very busy workload and pressure

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent

      12 May 2021 - Postdoctoral Fellow 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent flexible environment for creative thinkers and researchers.

      Cons

      Salary and job security as postdoc.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      PhD experience

      6 May 2021 - PhD Student in Pune
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It is a wonderful environment for research

      Cons

      You can get to involved in your research and forget about life around you

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      7 May 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Pune
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      Pros

      Everything is good so far

      Cons

      Have not found any cons

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      2 May 2021 - Administrative 
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      Pros

      Good, organised, good management, friendly tea

      Cons

      Remote working has been hard

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      N/A

      1 May 2021 - Power Electronics Student 
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      Pros

      Very good university for Power Electronics

      Cons

      Nothing to be added here

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      great

      28 Apr 2021 - Student in Pune
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      Pros

      good pay good hours friendly environment

      Cons

      pay can be better, hours can be shorter

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

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      22 Apr 2021 - Administrator in Pune
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      Pros

      Fantastic colleagues and working environment and support.

      Cons

      Getting set up on IT initially can be slow. You just have to remain patient as it does get done.

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