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University of Manchester Reviews

Updated 3 Dec 2019

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4.2
84%
Recommend to a Friend
69%
Approve of CEO
University of Manchester CEO Nancy Rothwell
Nancy Rothwell
16 Ratings
Pros
  • "You get to know people from the entire university and have flexible working hours(in 35 reviews)

  • "An amazing working environment that provides the opportunity to collaborate with world-leading academics(in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "Real "us vs them" mentality between academics and professional service staff(in 13 reviews)

  • "No cons, people are very caring(in 10 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Lovely place to work"

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    Former Employee - Intern 

    I worked at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    Good Atmosphere Diverse Interact with great deal of students

    Cons

    Poor inhouse operations - things are very slow

    University of Manchester2019-12-02
  2. "Fair employer with good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Researcher 

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

    Pros

    Fair employer with good benefits

    Cons

    lots of bureaucracy and very old fashioned and slow processes

    University of Manchester2019-12-02
  3. "A good place to study"

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    Current Employee - Student 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    a strong teaching team and wonderful facilities on campus

    Cons

    An 8-day strike in late November.

    University of Manchester2019-11-25
  4. "Great way to earn pocket money"

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    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Manchester, England

    I worked at University of Manchester part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Job timings are flexible. - Job is very engaging and seldom feels boring.

    Cons

    - Some jobs can get physically tiring depending on the role.

    University of Manchester2019-11-24
  5. "Student Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at University of Manchester part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, exciting, really friendly environment

    Cons

    None that I know of.

    University of Manchester2019-11-20
  6. "Great place of work"

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    Current Employee - CDT Studentship 

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

    Pros

    Supportive, great guidance from supervisors

    Cons

    Need to accomodate childcare slightly better

    University of Manchester2019-12-03
  7. "Good educational system with great facilities"

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    Current Employee - Student 

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    Very good lecturers and great facilities

    Cons

    Work load can be demanding especially in engineering. It will help you to learn how to mange the load

    University of Manchester2019-11-11
  8. "Good research equipment and technician support"

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Manchester, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good research equipment and technician support, Good academic reputation in various disciplines, Good supervisors

    Cons

    Slow IT department, Some Bureaucracy

    University of Manchester2019-11-11
  9. "Good university with excellent facilities"

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    Current Employee - Student 

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    World class teaching with renovations underway to keep up with new developments

    Cons

    Not many optional courses for engineering

    University of Manchester2019-11-09
  10. "Overall a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Contracts Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and good salary for the role

    Cons

    Lack of promotion opportunities for non-academics

    Advice to Management

    Make clear paths for progression for non-academic employees

    University of Manchester2019-11-21
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