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University of Manchester Reviews

Updated 15 April 2018
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  • No cons to share, is a very pleasant working environment (in 6 reviews)

  • The University doesn't closely monitor its senior administrative staff, which has resulted in complacency (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic employer."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Lancaster, England
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Lancaster, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full of knowledgeable and motivated people. There are lots of different sources of information and support . Pay scales, holiday and other benefits are generous.

    Cons

    As with any organisation in the city, commuting can be an absolute nightmare.


  2. "Great Employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    Large employer with plenty of opportunities to progress especially in the IT department.

    Cons

    Can sometimes appear disjointed between faculties and departments

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff through employee forums

  3. "Postdoctoral researcher"

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

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

    Pros

    An amazing working environment that provides the opportunity to collaborate with world-leading academics

    Cons

    No cons to share, is a very pleasant working environment


  4. "Software Engineer"

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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

    - Well technical environment
    - Good salary

    Cons

    Nothing is bad, I love this experience


  5. "Teacher assistant at The University of Manchester"

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Manchester City Centre, England
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Manchester City Centre, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with well-known lecturers and talented students

    Cons

    Low salary, late payment, no room for improvement.


  6. "Teaching assistance"

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

    I worked at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    Good teaching supervisor, offer clear guidance.

    Cons

    Can be quite a heavy workload.


  7. "Waiter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Manchester part-time

    Pros

    -flexible hours
    -nice customers
    -can improve hospitality skills if desire

    Cons

    - low pay
    - stressful atmosphere
    - long hours when working events

  8. "Great atmosphere"

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

    Pros

    Good stipend, good flexibility (but very dependent on supervisor).

    Cons

    I can't think of anything.


  9. "Video/Events production"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Efficient and effective corporate video solutions

    Cons

    There weren't any - I really enjoyed it


  10. "Friendly and Rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Manchester part-time

    Pros

    The university is generally an exciting place to work. Lots of resources. Lots of opportunity for further training. The work can be very rewarding and interesting.

    Cons

    The HR process for applying and starting work can be very long. This can be problematic for very short fixed term posts, with fixed end dates.


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