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University of Roehampton Reviews

Updated 6 June 2018
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  1. "Great Uni"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at University of Roehampton (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This University is idyllic and the facilities are second to none.

    Cons

    It was an amazing experience in the whole and there is nothing to complain about.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep doing what you've been doing.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Lovely university campus - shame about the work culture and environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roehampton, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roehampton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Roehampton full-time

    Pros

    Met some friendly work colleagues.

    Cons

    Poor management from the top! No career development or progression opportunities. Leading to high turnover of staff. Also there is a culture of bullying as highlighted in recent staff surveys.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your staff. Provide training and guidance.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nice campus, driven and talented academic staff.

    Cons

    Roehampton has a culture of bullying that comes from the central level. Policies are implemented in top-down ways by a handful of senior staff with hardly any academic background. Staff are overworked, due to a very unrealistic way of calculating workloads and to acute understaffing (turnover is very high and staff are not replaced) and constantly undermined by senior management. The university research strategy is appaling, with those in charge showing no understanding at all of academic research (unsurprisingly as those in charge of research have a poor research record or even no research record at all). A recent UCU survey has highlighted the endemic bullying culture and its effect on staff's physical and mental health.

    Advice to Management

    Just go and let qualified people run the place.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Positive experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Roehampton part-time

    Pros

    Small university, nice green campus

    Cons

    not the best career development


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Roehampton full-time

    Pros

    benefits, people, gounds, team, canteen

    Cons

    no room for development


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Just awful"

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    Former Employee - Academic in London, England
    Former Employee - Academic in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Roehampton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A beautiful campus, that's it

    Cons

    Just about everything else. Roehampton has a toxic culture that starts with the senior management. Just about everything that they do is wrong. Serious bullying and lack of respect for all staff. A self-serving elite run this place. It is pure evil. Just resist even being tempted to go there - unless you're looking for a generous pay-out for being bullied - lots of those.

    Advice to Management

    Resign, now.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Positive"

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

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, dynamic management determined to see Roehampton survive what are difficult times for the new universities. My experience is that if you do your job effectively and positively this is a supportive environment.

    Cons

    Some systems and processes are catching up with ever changing regulations. Catering outside term time could be better as campus is so far from shops. All organisations have things that could be improved but on a sliding scale Roehampton's minor issues don't compel me to make it 4 star

    Advice to Management

    Ensure transparency around workloads and expectations and where staff concerns rumble address them.

  8. "Roehampton - nearly a perfect place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Roehampton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Clear vision, good management and nice staff

    Cons

    Location can be difficult, Roehampton itself does not have fantastic amenities.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Depending on what job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The campus, the colleagues and the students, "working hours", sometimes pay, depending on job.

    Cons

    Overtime, poor management, poor communication between departments. Not disability friendly.


  10. "Great organisation"

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    Current Employee - Academic in London, England
    Current Employee - Academic in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Roehampton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Really nice place to work. Nice colleagues

    Cons

    public transport to the uni is a bit limited


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