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University of Roehampton Reviews

Updated 10 December 2017
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  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.


  2. "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.


  3. "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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  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "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


  8. "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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Time to have an accountable Vice Chancellor and Senior Management Team"

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

    I have been working at University of Roehampton full-time

    Pros

    Lovely campus and some fantastic work colleagues and students

    Cons

    Senior Management completely corrupt and self-serving
    Nepotism is rife
    Incompetence appears to be rewarded
    Institutional bullying and harassment which starts at the very top
    Staff stress is extremely high due to critical areas of poor resourcing
    Too many staff leaving because they are fed up and unhappy and not listened to

    Advice to Management

    Clean the stables at the top of the organisation and stop blaming the people for all their incompetence.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, disorganized institution."

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    Former Employee - Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Roehampton part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone at Roehampton is very kind. Students, faculty, and staff are all quite lovely to interact with. I truly enjoyed spending time with co-workers. The campus is also beautiful.

    Cons

    The University in general is incredibly disorganized. This is at every level. As both a student and employee, this could be incredibly frustrating. If you are used to the standards of American universities, you will be somewhat disappointed here.

    Advice to Management

    There may need to be a total overhaul of university processes to address issues of inefficiency.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Corrupt bullying management - some great colleagues"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    -Some great colleagues
    -Some freedom at some positions

    Cons

    -Culture of bullying at all management levels, starting at the highest levels
    -Nepotism at the highest levels; jobs given to friends without job interviews; internal funds given to friends; divide and conquer strategy by management
    -Utterly unprofessional management
    -Structurally 100s of hours over workload due to inaccurate workload calculation system; management does not listen to overworked employees
    -Discrimination of physically and mentally ill staff, who get bullied until they kill themselves or leave (fact!)
    -Women do not get equal research and promotion opportunities
    -Deliberate attacking of vulnerable staff; large staff turnover and suicide attempts by staff
    -Cases of sexual abuse are ignored and a rapist got promoted
    -Everything seems to be about money, not about education or research; all university strategy is about money, not about love for research or teaching
    -No appreciation of the commitment by employees
    -Corrupt HR
    -Clear alcohol misuse during daytime at campus by some higher management
    -Large-scale construction of new buildings without mandate of full senate; doubts about the independent relationship between management and construction companies
    -Large-scale redundancies explained as re-organisation
    -Highest management gave themselves a large salary raise in times of large redundancies
    -Unsafe buildings due to bad Health & Safety dept (eg no fire alarm tests)
    -Managers do not follow the own internal procedures
    -Criticism of management is dealt with by threatening or actually firing staff; annually, the university pays hundreds of thousands in gagging orders to staff

    Advice to Management

    -Replace the highest levels of management and all heads of schools


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