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University of Manchester Reviews

Updated 12 December 2017
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  • No cons to share, was a very pleasant work environment (in 5 reviews)

  • Some of the Principal Investigators do not spend as much time with their PhD students as they perhaps should (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Hornet IT Representative"

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    Former Employee - Hornet IT Representative
    Former Employee - Hornet IT Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Manchester part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Prior IT knowledge not totally necessary, but definitely comes in handy
    - Flexible hours, good for students working and studying simultaneously
    - Support staff and infrastructure well established, its not hard to look for help

    Cons

    - not necessarily a con, but requires alot of discipline and good time management to balance this with university life

    Advice to Management

    nil


  2. "UoM"

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

    I have been working at University of Manchester part-time

    Pros

    Flexible working time and ideal for multidisciplinary research.

    Cons

    Too much administrative paper work


  3. "Filler job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexi time, Relaxed environment, good training schemes

    Cons

    Lack of respect from academics


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  5. "Good university to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance; friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Management over-concerned with profit is leading to staff dissatisfaction


  6. "University"

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

    I have been working at University of Manchester part-time

    Pros

    lovely staff members
    very informative
    always willing to help with queries that you may have
    very well organised

    Cons

    cannot think of any

    Advice to Management

    I can not think of any additional advice, management are doing a great job here.


  7. "Nice environment"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Manchester, England

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

    Pros

    A lot of expertise in various subjects. Ideal for multidisciplinary research.

    Cons

    Administrative tasks can take a bit of time before they are sorted out.


  8. "Good university to work at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, relatively stress-free day-to-day, decent conditions.

    Cons

    The fixed-term nature can be stressful when it comes to end-of-project timeframes.


  9. "Research associate, University of Manchester"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Manchester City Centre, England
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Manchester City Centre, England

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

    Pros

    Extremely flexible working hours. Freedom to follow interesting research

    Cons

    Advice on career progression is sometimes lacking


  10. "Lab demonstrator"

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    Former Employee - Demonstrator in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Demonstrator in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Manchester part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, relaxed environment, good pay

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  11. Helpful (1)

    "uncertainty for staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Manchester part-time

    Pros

    Great bunch of colleagues to work with. friendly and supportive

    Cons

    Management tend to almost be whispering behind your back. Moral is taking a hit as there is uncertainty about restructuring.

    Advice to Management

    look at staff moral


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