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Updated 25 Feb 2020

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4.2
87%
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74%
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University of Manchester President and Vice Chancellor Nancy Rothwell
Nancy Rothwell
27 Ratings
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  • "Lack of promotion opportunities for non-academics(in 13 reviews)

  • "No cons, people are very caring(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Really strong university"

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    Current Employee - Student in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent facilities, Student oriented, Research-based university

    Cons

    The weather isn't very good

    University of Manchester2020-02-25
  2. "One of the best university for research"

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Their facilities and campus are fantastic. Supervisors are respectful.

    Cons

    It is hard to get accepted to faculty.

    University of Manchester2020-02-23
  3. "Excellent workplace"

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    Current Employee - PhD Researcher in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people are super friendly and there's a great sense of community. My supervisors are incredibly intelligent and are great at helping steer me in the right direction.

    Cons

    There can be a lack of work/life balance as you can take work home and your mind can often be fixated on how to solve your latest problem.

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    University of Manchester2020-02-23
  4. "Very Good Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at University of Manchester part-time

    Pros

    Very good staff and great facilites.

    Cons

    IT Service is slow to respond.

    University of Manchester2020-02-17
  5. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Associate Practitioner 

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    Working with team and benefits

    Cons

    Too much workload. No progression

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    University of Manchester2020-02-24
  6. "Great uni!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    Great people, nice location, really good

    Cons

    There aren't real cons tbh

    University of Manchester2020-02-08
  7. "Good place to work - recommend it."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work with interesting, engaged people doing something that matters.

    Cons

    Large university so bureaucratic to work for.

    University of Manchester2020-02-22
  8. "Fantastic employer"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fantastic environment for impactful research

    Cons

    None cons - great place for research

    University of Manchester2020-02-06
  9. "Power Networks"

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    Former Employee - Postgraduate Researcher in Manchester, England

    I worked at University of Manchester full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Gained knowledge of Power Networks

    Cons

    It is highly academic and less practical

    University of Manchester2020-02-18
  10. "Great collaborators, average pay, but worth it for the learning experience"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of collaborators for projects, people are very motivated to perform at a very high standard.

    Cons

    Poor pay compared to industry, lots of meetings.

    University of Manchester2020-01-29

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