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University of Manchester Reviews

Updated 17 January 2018
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  • No cons to share, was a very pleasant work environment (in 5 reviews)

  • Hours worked are quite long, find it hard to concentrate when hours are so long (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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.


  3. "Nice environment"

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    • Career Opportunities
    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.


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  5. "Good university to work at"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "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


  7. "Lab demonstrator"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  8. 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


  9. "rich resources and opportunities"

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

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    Outstanding academic level, inclusive and open minded, academic atmosphere relaxed, high output efficiency

    Cons

    Administration is a bit confusing and inefficient

    Advice to Management

    supporting team to research can be enhanced


  10. "Chemistry PhD"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great well equipped facilities, friendly work-mates, plenty of support with the research, the opportunity of work placements in industry, the chance to attend conferences and a fun working environment.

    Cons

    Stressful at times with a lot of pressure placed on getting results quickly, also often thrown in at the deep end and working mostly independently which can be disheartening when the project is unsuccessful.

    Advice to Management

    Try to create a more balanced work-place with a good work-life balance encouraged and to not place too much pressure on students to meet unreasonable targets which could detract from their overall mental well-being.


  11. "Large/impersonal university"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great colleagues
    World class research
    Dedicated students

    Cons

    Impersonal management
    Planned cuts and redundancies for academic staff
    Heavy/hard to navigate administrative process

    Advice to Management

    More independence for research staff/academics
    Encourage discussion between departments/divisions


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