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University of Salford Reviews

Updated 7 September 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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    • Senior Management
    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)

    "Salford Professional Development"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fair place to work

    Cons

    No opportunities for internationals


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. "Proceed with caution"

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

    I have been working at University of Salford full-time

    Pros

    Lively students, many good colleagues.

    Cons

    Poor management, knee-jerk reactions to external pressures


  9. "Great University to work for."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Student Ambassador in Salford, North West England, England
    Current Employee - Senior Student Ambassador in Salford, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Salford part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic hours - very respectful if you are a student, and do not ask you to work over a set amount so you can prioritise your studies.
    Plenty of room for advancement - if you put yourself out there and network there are lots of opportunities.
    Great pay.

    Cons

    I do not have any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep offering advancement opportunities, be that as different roles or as extra qualifications/responsibilities.


  10. "Middle of the road"

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

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

    Pros

    Working in higher education comes with benefits of being surrounded by people who've made learning their life. Intelligent and stimulating conversation is abundant and working on a campus has it's advantages (flexible spaces, tech, innovation)

    Cons

    There's a lot of rhetoric and gloss which is met only by a lack common sense to human processes, culture and strategy. It wasn't possible for me to add any value

    Advice to Management

    Have real conversations, be more authentic, speak in your real voice and think about the university as a group of people who want do their jobs. Quit trying to support academics as if your supporting a county council... they ain't the same


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