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Updated 23 September 2018
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  • "Career progression could be better" (in 6 reviews)

  • "No cons to share, is a very pleasant working environment" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Manchester part-time

    Pros

    Great people, environment and work

    Cons

    Large site so can feel limited to one area/building


  2. "PhD student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Manchester, England

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -good resources
    -a lot of learning and teaching opportunities
    -accessible

    Cons

    -lack of support
    -not a friendly environment

    Advice to Management

    Improve the support to your current students and employee. Collaborations between research groups would be highly appreciated and sharing science more often will aid the collaborations.

  3. "Visit Days Student Ambassador - good benefit and pay!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Manchester part-time

    Pros

    -Free lunch
    -Relaxed environment -- casual chit-chats with parents and students
    -Good pay -- received them without much hassle
    -Advancement opportunity for next year
    -Experience can be written in CV

    Cons

    -A competitive opportunity
    -Not a fixed weekly job, sometimes you get it sometimes you don't (hence harder to arrange your schedule)


  4. "great support for staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    staff support, nice work environment

    Cons

    nothing really apart from most jobs are contract jobs


  5. "Research technician"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Manchester, England

    I worked at University of Manchester full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professional, Knowledge, prestige institute, accuracy and friendly environment

    Cons

    Required additional techniques needed to be learnt


  6. "Administration Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    Good Salary and well located campus

    Cons

    Slow progression depending on department


  7. "Odorant Binding Proteins Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    World and International research hub

    Cons

    Career opportunities could be more

    Advice to Management

    More career Opportunities

  8. "Student in Business and Economics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    The degree offers a significant flexibility of paths to follow.
    It is straightforward and it has a lot of student engagement
    The university is beautiful and you feel motivated.

    Cons

    Very impersonal university.
    The popular classes are very big, up to 500 students.
    Needs improvement in communication of news to students
    Students have little if no contact with faculty members
    Again, very impersonal.


  9. "good"

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    Current Employee - Student Caller in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Student Caller in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Manchester part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours for a student

    Cons

    Hard asking for money over phone

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  10. "Great university"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England

    I worked at University of Manchester full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good diversity, lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Not enough direction occasionally from others.


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