University of Manchester Employee Reviews about "academics"

Updated Nov 7, 2021

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Campus Tours and Social Media Take Up's

      Nov 7, 2021 - Student Ambassador in Manchester, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work hours that are flexible according to your academics and casual work sectors

      Cons

      None I have experienced yet

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      good

      Jun 5, 2021 - PhD Student in Manchester, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      independent researcher + collaborating with highly educated academics

      Cons

      solving the problems alone can be problamatic

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great

      Feb 15, 2021 - Student in Manchester, England
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      Pros

      Great Place to study; very good academics

      Cons

      Terrible Weather; Programs can have more role play/case study approach

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Excellent environment

      Feb 12, 2021 - Senior Lecturer in Manchester, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Research with top class academics

      Cons

      Less opportunity to progress Heavy workload Micro management

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    5. 4.0
      Current Temporary Employee

      Good experience

      Aug 24, 2020 - Postdoctoral Researcher in Manchester, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good lab facilities, services and support

      Cons

      Academics are more focused on teaching rather than on research

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good PhD -- Need to sort out the work structure.

      Jun 3, 2020 - Particle Physics 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Nice department - Good location - Lots of societies/clubs - People are mostly nice/ helpful

      Cons

      - Workload is neverending and because all academics work non-stop, they expect you to as well - Hard to have a work-life balance - No real structure to the course -> It really depends on your supervisor what you end up getting out of it

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Best university for my subject outside the London-Oxbridge ring

      Mar 16, 2020 - Student 
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      Pros

      Great department, well-respected industrially, good teaching and facilities.

      Cons

      Poor treatment of academics and lecturers, leading to disruptive strike action.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Overall a great place to work

      Nov 21, 2019 - Contracts Manager in Manchester, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits and good salary for the role

      Cons

      Lack of promotion opportunities for non-academics

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good experience for students seeking part-time work in the city.

      Oct 20, 2019 - DDAR Events Ambassador 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible hours Opportunity to meet and engage with speakers, academics and alumni

      Cons

      Not a reliable source of work as you are only needed when events are running

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Pretty good although arrogant academics can be a problem

      Aug 22, 2019 - PhD Student in Manchester, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Qaulity of resources and the University itself is very good.

      Cons

      Some academics can be really arrogant, dismissive and condescending toward students, who after all are students for a reason.

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