University of Manchester Employee Reviews about "flexible working"

Updated 18 Jan 2021

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University of Manchester President and Vice Chancellor Nancy Rothwell
Nancy Rothwell
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Pros
  • "Very flexible working environment(in 52 reviews)

  • "Sophisticated working environment(in 37 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Academics are more focused on teaching rather than on research(in 16 reviews)

  • "Little room for career progression or promotion(in 15 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Temporary Employee

      Good employer

      8 Dec 2020 - Research Assistant in Manchester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Well paid - Flexible working - Supportive managers

      Cons

      - HR a bit slow but like anywhere really!

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Subjective experience

      18 Jan 2021 - Phd Student Researcher in Manchester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours, opportunities to travel to conferences, reputable university

      Cons

      Low pay for Ph.D. students. Experience highly depends on the supervisor.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Nice job

      7 Oct 2020 - Mobile App Developer in Manchester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working time depending on the manager. Nice pay. Challenging.

      Cons

      Everything is acceptable, don't dislike anything.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      International Relations

      9 Dec 2020 - Administrator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working, nice campus environment

      Cons

      Hard to make an impact/elicit change in such a large org

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work

      4 Nov 2020 - Program Manager in Manchester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Large organisation lots of opportunities for promotion or to develop new skills, great benefits and pension, flexible working.

      Cons

      many roles are available only on a fixed term basis, large organisation - difference in work culture and attitudes in different departments, frequent restructuring

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      It was fine

      4 Dec 2020 - Career Advisor in Manchester City Centre, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay and benefits, options for flexible working.

      Cons

      Little room for career progression or promotion

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good work life balance but no progression based on merit

      26 Oct 2020 - Assistant Manager in Manchester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Christmas off as well as flexible working

      Cons

      Management didn't care about progression

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good PhD programs

      6 Nov 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours for PhD students

      Cons

      No benefits for PhD students

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Very good in general

      26 Oct 2020 - Research Scientist in Manchester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working hour, good working environment, life work balance

      Cons

      Slow career progression, less opportunity to industry, academic lead

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great institution

      27 Oct 2020 - Consultant in Manchester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours, great team members

      Cons

      None that I can think of

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