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University of Salford Reviews

Updated 28 October 2018
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Pros
  • "Even the Dean of the Business School knows all his staff, including the interns" (in 3 reviews)

  • "The recruiting process is very fun and it does not really feel like an assessment centre and you do learn a lot about yourself" (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management are more focused on pushing their own agendas than understanding the staff" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Very top heavy environment, business managers retain the power of life and death over software development projects" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Student"

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

    I have been working at University of Salford full-time

    Pros

    It is at the heart of media in the 21st century

    Cons

    The food prices are awful


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Working as Salford University"

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

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

    Pros

    As Salford University is part of the LGPS (local government pension scheme) so if you work in public sector you can carry your pension over, but I would say that where the pros stop

    Cons

    management, recruitment and promotion do fall on the nepotistic side where being a 'yes' man/woman is needed. the place is full of middle management types who have been given control of a department but has never done the ground work in that job

  3. "One of a kind is Salford Professional Development"

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    Current Employee - Education Specialist in Salford, North West England, England
    Current Employee - Education Specialist in Salford, North West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Salford full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can negotiate a higher salary - but it may mot help you in the long term - I’m ok ! - you may get an email address that allows you to send emails out of the intranet - why would you want to email anyone out of the office ? ... keep your head down and don’t challenge the status quo ... they are risk adverse heavy sales oriented business... you might even get to dress down on the occasional Friday ...

    Cons

    Management is very “commercial / cooperate “ nothing related to excellence in higher education at all - only your email address is the thing HE linked. Nothing work related is like HE ... us employees terms and conditions are just at the legal minimum, keep a diary of all meetings you have with managers- copy all emails and watch your back!
    Google the company and research before you apply or accept a job.

    Advice to Management

    Value your staff and be totally honest with people who are expecting a HE culture of academic excellence - tell them don’t bother to work with you!!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Salford Professional Development"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Salford full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The events company SPD has been taken over by new mgmt who are really trying to make a difference. Previous mgmt team created a very high pressure and hostile culture
    New flexible working opportunities
    Although high turnover has always been the case here there are some new strong staff joining which makes a difference
    Free training courses for staff
    Pay is higher than my previous role

    Cons

    You don’t get the benefits of the uni
    Long hours


  5. "It's ok"

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

    I have been working at University of Salford full-time

    Pros

    people are decent enough to work with

    Cons

    Management is a complete shambles, people aren't treated equally

    Advice to Management

    Actually train your staff or Leave and get new management in.


  6. "Admin"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Support in Salford, North West England, England
    Former Employee - Administrative Support in Salford, North West England, England

    I worked at University of Salford full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team. Very supportive and helpful

    Cons

    Very busy! A large university


  7. "Pretty good"

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

    I have been working at University of Salford full-time

    Pros

    - Hardworking, supportive colleagues.
    - People really care about students.
    - Ambitious outlook.
    - Quite positive attitudes in general.
    - Friendly.

    Cons

    - Very bureaucratic; some administrative processes will make you cry.
    - Slow and not very innovative.
    - Ten to fifteen years behind in terms of management culture and capability (especially middle management).

    Advice to Management

    - Build more managerial competence, especially at mid-manager levels.
    - Focus on empowering and inspiring performance, not measuring it.

  8. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fair place to work

    Cons

    No opportunities for internationals


  9. "Salford Uni"

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

    I worked at University of Salford full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very laid back and relaxed

    Cons

    Too top heavy management wise

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff more and don't isolate them


  10. "Dogs Body"

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    Current Employee - DGBDY in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - DGBDY in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    No bones about it whats so ever

    Cons

    Academics and academics and academics

    Advice to Management

    Calm down, chill dudes, chill


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