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Updated 15 January 2019
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  • "There are no cons that I can say about the job" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Limited long-term career prospects since you are often forced to bounce from one fixed term contract to another" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reception Supervisor in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Reception Supervisor in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, good internal job mobility, generally fair treatment.

    Cons

    Higher management can be a wee bit nepotistic, which is... frustrating. Also, some have worked here for so long they predate modern technology, and not all are willing to update their habits.


  2. "Lab Demonstrator"

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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 part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great environment to work in, a varied and large quantity of equipment available.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  3. "Research Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working, challenging interesting work,

    Cons

    As a contract researcher, work must necessarily follow the funding, leaving interesting aspects under investigated


  4. "OK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Innovative, thinking, productive, creative, interesting

    Cons

    bad management not knowing directions and understanding what to do

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the box and except the science needed investments.


  5. "Great Resources, Unsupportive Environment"

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

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

    Pros

    The resources at UoM are numerous. Great access to information , great potential collaboration opportunities.

    Cons

    Faculty are disconnected from the university and each other. Departments are largely unsupportive environments to young scholars.


  6. "Student Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Manchester, England
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Manchester part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Had a lot of opportunities for work.
    Staff very polite

    Cons

    Could be a little disorganised.

    Advice to Management

    none.


  7. "Nice people, inclusive atmosphere"

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

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

    Pros

    Most departments can benefit from flexitime
    In-house L&D

    Cons

    Really inefficient in places.
    Real "us vs them" mentality between academics and professional service staff.

  8. "Student"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    teaching, customer service, friendly environment

    Cons

    links to industry, job opportunities


  9. "MSc Management"

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

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    Very good quality facilities.
    Well structured courses
    Friendly and approachable staff
    Good communication network

    Cons

    The teaching is somewhat lack lustre
    The structure of the courses could be higher
    There aren’t sufficient deadlines
    Would be good to receive more feedback off work

    Advice to Management

    Resturucture the way in which you teach - don’t simply set coursework deadlines at the end of term and no hand in work before then. It’s easy to get complacent and it removes all forms of routine and structure.


  10. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for progression.
    Flexible working depending on line manager

    Cons

    Fixed term contracts result in regular changes of teams