University of Manchester Employee Reviews about "working environment"

Updated 1 Dec 2020

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University of Manchester President and Vice Chancellor Nancy Rothwell
Nancy Rothwell
152 Ratings
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 Employee, more than 1 year

      Solid job

      3 Oct 2020 - Admissions Assistant in Manchester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly colleagues. Easy going working environment

      Cons

      The top managers dont care about support staff enough

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    2. 4.0
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      good

      1 Dec 2020 - User Researcher in London, England, England
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      Pros

      The working environment is friendly.

      Cons

      Sometimes you have to expect slow reply from other stuff

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      RA at the University of Manchester

      19 Jul 2020 - Research Assistant in Manchester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots to learn and great work environment

      Cons

      Work hours vary from time to time as they depend on the projects deadlines. Some people may find it difficult to adapt, however very rewarding at the end of the project.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Contractor

      Good experience

      25 Aug 2020 - Demonstrator in Manchester, England, England
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      Pros

      Friendly people, nice working environment

      Cons

      Everything is good. Best administration

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Calling alumni for donations

      17 Aug 2020 - Student Caller in Manchester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good hours, nice work environment

      Cons

      sometimes no one would answer the calls

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Very good in general

      26 Oct 2020 - Research Scientist in Manchester, England, England
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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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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Highly collaborative research staff (Physics & Astronomy)

      8 Jan 2020 - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Manchester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of friendly and collaborative research staff, who are highly skilled and intelligent, meaning that there is a lot of opportunity to learn and progress. There is a lot of postgrad / postdoc led groups for both social activities and career progression sessions. Wide range of research topics, which means that there is scope to learn about, collaborate between or move into varied research areas. Well regarded university that attracts high quality staff and has talks/seminars given by world-leading researchers. Very flexible working environment.

      Cons

      A lot of construction work going on for the foreseeable future, although this will eventually lead to modern campus. University-wide re-structuring seems a bit illogical and can be difficult to get to grips with. As this is a large group, it can be easy to go unnoticed if you're not proactive.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      UoM

      7 Oct 2020 - Research Associate in Manchester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work environment, location, Remote work fleixibility

      Cons

      Less Salary and Less Progress

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Would recommend

      4 Mar 2020 - Summer Intern 
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      Pros

      Supportive and friendly, interesting supervisor and postdoc Interesting and relevant project Sophisticated working environment

      Cons

      Academic hierarchy; not unique to this institution. The university has left wing fragility mindset (no clapping).

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Maths Postgraduate Department

      12 Mar 2020 - PhD Candidate in Manchester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Community spirited, collaborative working environment, good resources.

      Cons

      Starting to be run more like a business than a university...

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