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Updated 19 Sep 2019

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University of Manchester CEO Tom Bloxham
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71 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible working depending on line manager(in 25 reviews)

  • "An amazing working environment that provides the opportunity to collaborate with world-leading academics(in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • "no personal relation with the lecturers(in 13 reviews)

  • "Real "us vs them" mentality between academics and professional service staff(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Good work experience"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant 

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

    Pros

    Overall environment is very enjoyable

    Cons

    Living in Manchester is not so good

    University of Manchester2019-09-11
  2. "No agility, slow, but overall nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student 

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

    Pros

    Plenty of auxillary things to do during your time here.

    Cons

    A lot of the business side still lives years in the past. Very slow to get things paid or sorted.

    University of Manchester2019-09-19
  3. "?"

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    Current Employee - Writer in Knutsford, England
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting work with a broad focus

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Only been here three weeks!

    University of Manchester2019-09-04
  4. "Test"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student 

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

    Pros

    Good reputation so good for job hunting

    Cons

    Long hours can drag a little

    University of Manchester2019-09-09
  5. "Pretty standard for research role"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Manchester, England
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    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job was flexible, results based

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy, support functions didn't work well

    Advice to Management

    Sort out support functions

    University of Manchester2019-09-06
  6. "As expected for PhD work"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Manchester, England

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

    Pros

    There are flexible working hours. However this may vary depending on the topic.

    Cons

    Depending on topic of choice, can be difficult to find the necessary resources for your research when you start.

    University of Manchester2019-08-21
  7. "PhD at CEAS (Chemical engineering) University of Manchester"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Manchester, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was an excellent place to study and develop skills during PhD due to very support and keen supervisor. Manchester, in general, has a lot of state of the art facilities.

    Cons

    If anything goes wrong during the PhD there are very limited services available to support the students during that process.

    Advice to Management

    Improvement is required in creating a more collaborated and an inspiring culture to work. The University of Manchester was the birthplace of Chemical engineering, therefore, should be a place where everyone feels the innovation in its culture and passion in every aspect of their work however this is generically not the case in the department, baring few exemptions.

    University of Manchester2019-09-04
  8. "Overall good employer"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Officer in Manchester, England

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

    Pros

    Flexible, Good team, Staff Benefits

    Cons

    Pension scheme not as good as it used to

    University of Manchester2019-08-30
  9. "Good introduction to teaching at university"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant 

    I worked at University of Manchester part-time

    Pros

    Good opportunity to build your CV for academia Good experience

    Cons

    Contracts on a semester basis even if you teach a full-year course Delayed pay Terrible pay for marking

    University of Manchester2019-08-28
  10. "Highly Recommended"

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    Former Employee - Conference IT Steward in Manchester, England
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    Neutral Outlook
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    I worked at University of Manchester part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really nice environment. Friendly. Good for students of University as a part time job.

    Cons

    The job is casual if you want something more permanent.

    University of Manchester2019-08-12
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