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University of Salford Reviews

Updated 17 July 2018
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Pros
  • "Even the Dean of the Business School knows all his staff, including the interns" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Really learn a lot by working here and feel part of a large, hardworking and successful team" (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • "Poor senior management with little understanding of what they want to achieve, no vision and poor management of staff" (in 3 reviews)

  • "DO NOT JOIN SALFORD BUSINESS SCHOOL" (in 2 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. "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

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. ""Salford Business School""

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

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

    Pros

    Had a great time there my seniors were the best people I ever worked with especially the new Dean of the Business School is down to earth and very friendly.

    Cons

    As an entry-level employee, i didn't get the training I was hoping for. The Business school is seriously understaffed especially in the operations department consequently everyone is overworking and doesn't have time to look at the newer staff who need training.

    Advice to Management

    You really need to invest in people thats the only way Business School will generate money.


  7. "Another company to avoid"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of Salford full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A "non for Profit Subsidiary of the University of Salford", it Hides behind the reputation of the University (though it is a private events company in reality).

    Occasional early finishes on a Friday

    10 days additional unpaid leave per year

    Cons

    You will find here:

    Lower than market rate pay
    Unnecessarily high pressure environment with a blame culture
    Lower commission structures than last year
    Very high staff turn over
    Senior management are more focused on pushing their own agendas than understanding the staff
    You will not receive any commission you are owed if you dare leave
    The company has based on spamming potential clients, then not delivering on its promises
    You can find much better opportunities easily in Manchester, better career prospects and higher pay, along with better treatment from your colleagues and more incentives from the company if you find somewhere else.
    You may have a disciplinary, made up and thrown at you to force you to leave if you try to work your notice
    This is a sales company, but without the culture of rewards.

    Advice to Management

    You have a high staff turn over, top performers will continue to leave if you do not listen to what they are saying. Asking people to "give me a solution, not a problem" will not make the problem go away.

  8. "best for learning"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    best learning place, go for it

    Cons

    no placements, which helps for future

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Often good, sometimes poor..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Salford full-time

    Pros

    There are some brilliant people, working with young people, being in an HE environment, excellent VC in Helen Marshall

    Cons

    Culture is varied. Academics don’t necessarily value professional services colleagues and can be very dismissive.

    Advice to Management

    People talk to each other often in a way the private sector wouldn’t tolerate.


  10. "Review title"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good atmosphere, good location, central manchester

    Cons

    i cant remember anything at the moment


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