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University of Roehampton Reviews

Updated 16 February 2018
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  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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  3. "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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great for the Old Boys Network"

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    Current Employee - University Lecturer in Roehampton, England
    Current Employee - University Lecturer in Roehampton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Roehampton full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The UoR is great if you are a friend of the management, preferably male, like to bully, hate accountability, want to get internal promotion and bursaries from your friends, hate team spirit, want to come and go at your work whenever you like, love money and hate students, like cover-ups, love double standards, want to get rid of your nasty colleagues by fake disciplinary hearings, like lying about your achievements, and like discriminating minority groups

    Cons

    The UoR is terrible if you have any sense of morality and like accountability, if you prioritise good research and inspiring education over making fast money via accommodation and massive undergraduate programmes, if you hate nepotism and corruption, if you don't like to be discriminated because you are a woman, member of an ethnic minority or have a disability, if you don't like the management giving the top jobs to their friends without job interviews but with massive pay rise, if you don't like the management not disclosing the pay rise they have given themselves, if you don't want to be demoted because you refuse to work 70 hours per week, if you think that your contribution to the REF should be based on independent reviews with clear criteria, or if you don't want to be one of 20% of all university staff who had to leave in 2017. The prospects are bad as the management are trying to get rid of as much as staff as possible via so-called re assessment of academic roles and REF2021.

    Advice to Management

    Get a professional management. Totally change the culture from the top.


  6. "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.


  7. "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


  8. "Lovely campus and nice colleagues"

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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

    Pros

    Really nice campus - good for taking a break from work
    Energetic colleagues - a culture of working hard for students in most areas

    Cons

    Bus services could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain student-centered focus


  9. "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. "wouldnt recommend to my worst enemy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Roehampton full-time

    Pros

    nice library and a nice looking campus

    Cons

    no help or support
    always given the wrong advice
    difficult to get through to lecturers outside lectures
    assignments marked poorly

    Advice to Management

    major major improvements needed had the most awful uni experience


  11. "Worst University around"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Roehampton full-time

    Pros

    has a nice campus to work on and you can sue the library.

    Cons

    management has a bullying problem and some serious ignorance when it comes to actually managing a company.

    Advice to Management

    Hire an actual business person to run the company.


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