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University of Salford Reviews

Updated 12 Nov 2019

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3.1
43%
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58%
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University of Salford CEO Helen Marshall (no image)
Helen Marshall
12 Ratings
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  • "Unnecessarily high pressure environment with a blame culture(in 4 reviews)

  • "Senior management are more focused on pushing their own agendas than understanding the staff(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Student in Salford, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Salford part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent members of staff who care about their work

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    University of Salford2019-01-25
  2. "Friendly"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Salford full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Friendly and supportive environment - Good communication across the university

    Cons

    - Not ranked as highly as it should be

    University of Salford2019-11-06
  3. "Project Co-ordinator"

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    Current Employee - Project Co-ordinators in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Salford full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great pay scale. Increasing twice a year.

    Cons

    No reward and recognition for employees going above and beyond. Everyone is rewarded with a pay increase even when the job title doesnt relate to the pay.

    University of Salford2019-11-12
  4. "No Progression"

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

    I worked at University of Salford full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and colleagues are generally good to work with. Good facilities on campus e.g. gym, car parking and catering facilities.

    Cons

    'Academic' staff are have a very cushy life and don't always treat Professional Services staff with the respect they deserve. The latter are treated VERY differently and annual leave allowances are poor. Bullying does happen and the blame culture is getting worse. In addition, the University of Salford tends to favour the mediocre and managers are very removed from the day-today running of the University. It's a... good place to be a student, but progression is extremely limited and was the reason I left. After a while, you may well begin to feel stuck with promotion all about 'right place, right time'.

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    University of Salford2019-10-26
  5. "information assistance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salford, North West England, England

    I have been working at University of Salford full-time

    Pros

    I've been able to learn different number of skills and been able to meet new people

    Cons

    My position here is a temporary

    Advice to Management

    My Management team are very hands on, they challenge your ability and expect the best from you

    University of Salford2019-10-25
  6. "HR IRS"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources IRS in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Salford full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    had very good flexi-time

    Cons

    nothing really, it was all good.

    University of Salford2019-10-21
  7. "Great in so many ways, but bad in lots of ways"

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    Former Employee - Undisclosed Digital IT in Salford, North West England, England
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of Salford full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some absolutely amazing people. Who are passionate and loyal and never give up. Energy and enthusiasm in so many people across a decent campus

    Cons

    Unfortunately there is a minority of very obstructive people in senior leadership. They don't apply common sense. They only do things to protect the ivory towers they've built over 10+ years. Some projects should have been done 10+ years ago The department is dominated by less than 5 negative people. That 5 can and will employ bullying tactics and in some cases rely on physical intimidation along with verbal... intimidation and threats That 5 will intentionally conceal and obstruct facts. That 5 will collude and align to gaslight peers force them to fail. And fail hard. Very little career development for the good people. Golden handcuffed to desks.

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    Advice to Management

    The University of Salford VCET have to step in and purge the old school and obstructive 5. Yes it will impact service. But you'll go places very quickly.. please just chop off this very ugly small few

    University of Salford2019-09-27
  8. "Digital IT - Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Digital IT Team Member in Salford, North West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Salford full-time

    Pros

    There are some people who were genuinely great to work with. The pension is currently pretty good (though seems to always be at risk of getting cut). Work/life balance was good as there is never any rush to do anything.

    Cons

    The office needs completely gutting and is in a poor state compared to student facing buildings on campus. Much of the processes, ideas and technology within the department are about 10 years behind the rest of the IT industry. This coupled with an overwhelming reluctance to change is frustrating as potential exists for the much desired transformation here. There is a strong culture of us and them between the... teams which prevents project delivery. A couple of individuals have had a devastating impact on working culture.

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    Advice to Management

    Rationalise the diverse and legacy technology. Reset the organisational culture and stop over promising and under delivering.

    University of Salford2019-09-27
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Company going through a change"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Salford, North West England, England

    I have been working at University of Salford full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great location.Flexible hours on request,Excellent entry salaries and holiday entitlement. Relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Company has recently gone through a lot of changes and some staff have been let go without consideration,although some staff needed to go.

    Advice to Management

    A period of consistency needs to be adapted.

    University of Salford2019-08-18
  10. "Career stutters to a halt"

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

    I have been working at University of Salford full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good people, flexible, good facilities.

    Cons

    Old campus, financially unstable, enjoy employing unsuitable people.

    University of Salford2019-07-03
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