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University of Sussex Reviews

Updated 25 November 2018
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Pros
  • "Pleasant and supportive working environment" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Nice campus and friendly people" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Non-academic staff have little career progression or development/support" (in 5 reviews)

  • "I can honestly say that there are no cons" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Sussex full-time

    Pros

    Professional development, good working environment

    Cons

    No negatives that I could think of


  2. "Great uni to work for"

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    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Brighton, England
    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Brighton, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Sussex (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, amazing way to express gratitude for the uni taking you in

    Cons

    Working outdoors during winter can be difficult.

  3. "just ok"

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

    I have been working at University of Sussex full-time

    Pros

    flexible working hours, family friendly

    Cons

    promotion criteria not so clear


  4. "Good place for doing outreach as a student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Sussex part-time

    Pros

    Hourly pay is pretty good compared to a lot of student jobs
    Flexible, you can choose what work you take on
    Outreach is pretty low stress and can be a lot of fun

    Cons

    Not always enough work available for everyone interested, but that's not really something the outreach team can do anything about


  5. "Porter"

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    Former Employee - Porter in Brighton, England
    Former Employee - Porter in Brighton, England

    I worked at University of Sussex part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy, flexible , can be fun

    Cons

    Borning, some people had to work long night shifts


  6. "PhD student"

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    Former Employee - PhD Student in Brighton, England
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Brighton, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Bursary
    - Course fees wavered
    - Excellent research facilitates

    Cons

    Bursary is barely enough to live on
    Earning extra money as an associate tutor took time away from PhD research

    Advice to Management

    Give larger bursaries to PhD students so they can spend more time doing their research and produce better results.


  7. "A really magical place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Sussex full-time

    Pros

    Challenging, engaging, creative, courageous. What a place, pure magic!

    Cons

    None that come easily to my mind!

  8. "Former student at uni of sussex"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Sussex full-time

    Pros

    welcoming professional high standard fun

    Cons

    there wasnt many cons wokring at ssusex


  9. "University of Sussex"

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Falmer, England
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Falmer, England

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

    Pros

    The work is very interesting and encompasses a lot of areas.

    Cons

    It is often harder to make things happen in academia due to administration


  10. "Not a place for people like me"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Sussex full-time

    Pros

    Nice campus and friendly people

    Cons

    Policy constraints, bureaucracy and slow pace