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University of Salford Reviews

Updated 30 July 2017
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  1. "Excellent"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Excellent pay.
    Flexible working hours

    Cons

    Earlys to mates can be tiring

    Advice to Management

    More staff days out to help team bonding.


  2. "Tutor"

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

    I worked at University of Salford full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent staff and the gym

    Cons

    management, overworked and underpaid staff

    Advice to Management

    value your staff


  3. Helpful (3)

    "The last academic post I will take!"

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    Former Employee - Researcher
    Former Employee - Researcher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I worked with a few decent academics in the School of Health Sciences who wanted to do research to help people. There was a good atmosphere and attitude towards research there.

    Cons

    In one of the other Schools that I worked in:

    Management was extremely poor, borderlining incompetent

    There was no opportunity for career development or advancement

    There was no accountability for poor management decisions

    There was no interest in doing high quality science, the phrase "quick wins" was used often in place of well thought out projects with long term benefits.

    Some high profile staff were bullies, had been complained about, and were well known to management, yet no action seemed to come of complaints. I appreciate that this sort of behaviour can happen anywhere, but I have never seen so much as at Salford.

    Advice to Management

    Value the staff that work hard and stop employing managers with no management skill!


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    "Senior Management woes"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Manager in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Salford full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic & collegiate staff workforce, working environment and benefits

    Cons

    Poor senior management with little understanding of what they want to achieve, no vision and poor management of staff. Too much change in too many areas and lack of focus. Everything was a priority but no management time, resources or spotlight shone on all priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Change for change's sake isnt always necessary. Work with the staff you have and believe in them, they will make the changes you need to make.


  6. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England

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

    Pros

    A lovely environment to work, the team is great and the stakeholders are easy to talk to which makes it easy to elicit your requirements

    Cons

    Very traditional culture, difficult to transition to agile way of working

    Advice to Management

    The managers can take the lead in changing the university's traditional culture


  7. "Salford Business School"

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    Former Employee - Digital Marketing in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing in Manchester, England

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

    Pros

    I was a student who had the opportunity to work part-time within Salford Business School as part of my degree and it was truly a rewarding experience. I gained vital experience and learned a lot by working alongside smart individuals. My colleagues were also very encouraging, which provided an environment to grow and prosper.

    Cons

    Really can't think of anything. I personally had a great experience.


  8. "Awesome Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Salford full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Students. Friendly staff, Awesome support staff, excellent facilities, good research, cracking industry links.. Brilliant staff leisure facilities.

    Cons

    No grocery shop, bakers or veg box scheme.

    Advice to Management

    Go on motivate your staff and give us all the same pay increase (%) - Show us you care and aren't as greedy as the next VC/CEO.


  9. "First impressions representavive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    you get to meet loads of people, every one is nice and you get all the support you need. I felt part of a team and i enjoyed my time .

    Cons

    There is always fun to be had .

    Advice to Management

    None. They are brilliant.


  10. "Dr"

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

    Pros

    I did My MSc And PhD at Saford, it is my life

    Cons

    Good environment to work at and share you knowledge

    Advice to Management

    keep on and work hard


  11. "Great place for experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to more HR stuff

    Cons

    You can get lost in the crowd as very busy HR department


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