University of Nottingham Reviews

Updated 30 Jun 2020

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Student Marketing and Recruitment Officer in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Nottingham full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They have a good culture and offer lots of holidays

    Cons

    There is no formal procedure for job promotion

  2. "Lovely Supportive Staff"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Receptionist in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Nottingham part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing team who are all super lovely and friendly, good pay £9.50 an hour for student staff, room for progression

    Cons

    Not enough hours, I had 4 hours a week and would've liked to have had more.

  3. "PhD Candidate"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Research Associate in London, England

    I have been working at University of Nottingham full-time

    Pros

    Thriving research environment with great infrastructure.

    Cons

    Not much support or community spirit for PGR without labs

  4. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Catering Assistant in Nottingham, England

    I worked at University of Nottingham part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great management, good pay, interesting work

    Cons

    None at all as far as I can think

  5. "Bar Manager"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Bar Manager in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Nottingham full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Colleagues and relaxed without being unprofessional

    Cons

    Higher Management incompetent loyalty not rewarded or appreciated

  6. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Nottingham full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I think the university is a great place to work where employees are looked after

    Cons

    So far, I’ve only had a positive experience working here

  7. "Interesting work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Data Analyst Manager in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Nottingham full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting work and varied work, many friendly colleagues

    Cons

    A lot of inefficiency, and internal competition between different areas of the institution.

  8. "A university with good reputation"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Teaching Affiliate 

    I have been working at University of Nottingham part-time

    Pros

    Friendly staffs. Nice facilities. Great location in Nottingham.

    Cons

    Teaching affiliate salary is relatively low.

  9. "Great"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Assistant in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Nottingham part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    All great cant complain super

    Cons

    None everything is absolutely great

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    "Just like being in Life on Mars!"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Nottingham full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. A lack of formal training encourages you to use your own initiative when dealing with dangerous or unpredictable situations 2. Being dressed like a police officer allows you to encounter what being a police officer is actually like on a daily basis, which improves your empathy for them no end 3. Writing every report by hand gives you a chance to brush up on your calligraphy skills 4. The apparent nepotism within security is a fantastic way to get to know your boss's extended family and friends 5. Not having a master key for each building means you end up carrying 50+ keys per area on huge steel chains, which is great for both muscular and cardiovascular fitness 6. Being called out to deal with leaks, power failures, light-bulb changes or broken locks at the various on-site residences allows you to improve your amateur DIY skills in super quick time 7. Being used as a "gofer" to fetch the security team admin workers more coffee, printing paper and pens is a good opportunity to practice resilience and improve your stress management 8. Not being allowed to use the 500+ camera CCTV system means you don't get wrapped up in technical issues or red tape, leaving you more time to do focus on conducting essential foot patrols, come rain or shine 9. Working 7 night shifts in a row means you get to spend more time resting when you're at home 10. The minimal areas where you can spend your 45-minute break are all monitored by CCTV and have swipe-card door access, which avoids any temptation to take a longer break than you are contractually entitled to 11. The 20mph campus speed limit, in conjunction with the security vehicles being fully GPS and speed-tracked, ensures staff and students are always safe from harm

    Cons

    None whatsoever. There are no negatives to working here; it's fantastic!

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