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Updated 12 July 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. "GOOD"

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    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    always look on the bright side of life

    Cons

    Non really always good heh

    Advice to Management

    stick at it bro, ur doing just fine


  2. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    Big city with a large research group, free to print any document.

    Cons

    The buildings of the school are old and would not be updated.

  3. "Research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    it is Flexible and Convenient

    Cons

    Not standard work environment, still feels like school.


  4. "great place to work"

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

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    diverse culture, great environment, great support

    Cons

    none, at all, cant think of any

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. "University of Manchester"

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    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Manchester City Centre, England
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Manchester City Centre, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large city centre university, well resourced, research intensive.

    Cons

    Corporate ethos, often top-down senior management, deteriorating conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Let academics be academics.


  6. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, has some great working environments, lovely architecture, some great people to work with, training

    Cons

    Not great for change, not very automatically with workload,


  7. "Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    One of the best universities in the world

    Cons

    Some modules are less usefull

    Advice to Management

    Could improve facilities

  8. "Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Top university, good salary and good environment to work

    Cons

    Poor promotion opportunities. Employees need to balance academic research and lecturing career


  9. "PDRA UNI"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, pension, maternity etc.

    Cons

    Career progression could be better


  10. "PDRA"

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    Current Employee - PDRA in Manchester City Centre, England
    Current Employee - PDRA in Manchester City Centre, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    None. PRDAs are seen as cheap temporary labour.

    Cons

    Job insecurity. Poor chances of internal progress to permanent positions. No career opportunities for early career researchers (unless external). Zero recognition for any achievements. Probably the worse place I've ever worked for.


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