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Updated 8 August 2018
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Pros
  • "generous breaks, flexibility in working hours, work/life balance" (in 6 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. "Great place to work"

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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 Sussex full-time

    Pros

    Lovely campus, nestled in the South downs and just outside Brighton. Great colleagues.

    Cons

    Systems and processes could be improved


  2. "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

  3. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing campus, facilities and teach g

    Cons

    Parking is very hard and get parking fines


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Sussex full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Brighton is an expensive place to live


  5. "Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brighton, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brighton, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A really pleasant place to work, everyone who works at UOS is friendly and down to earth

    Cons

    The offices are located in the football stadium which can be a disadvantage as there's nothing much around there


  6. "Good pay for the job"

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    Former Employee - Shelving Assistant in Falmer, England
    Former Employee - Shelving Assistant in Falmer, England
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked in the library at Sussex Uni as a part-time shelving assistant. The job was quite easy but could be boring. I loved the people in the library, the ability to help students and more or less flexible work hours.

    Lots of events in the library and ability to input ideas.

    Flexible around studies

    Sometimes I could do other work that's not shelving - helping with cleaning, sorting the books etc

    Extra hours were available at busy times (eg before the exams)

    No (or very little) work during student holidays

    Cons

    The schedule wasn't great - 5 days a week, 2 hours per day (+ need to work on either Sat or Sun).

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the 'required hours' - I'd prefer to work 3-4 days a week but a bit longer rather than come in 5 days a week for 2 hours.


  7. "Good for students"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brighton, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brighton, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Sussex part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Zero hour contracts can be a great advantage for students

    Cons

    They can also be bad

  8. "Good experience overall (academic job)"

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    Current Employee - Academic in Brighton, England
    Current Employee - Academic in Brighton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Sussex full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supportive senior management, plenty of learning potential, decent salaries, friendly colleagues

    Cons

    The administrative burdens of the job are irksome and growing every year. Definitely something to watch out for.

    Advice to Management

    Need to reduce administrative burdens on academic staff.


  9. "Senior Library Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Library Assistant in Brighton, England
    Current Employee - Senior Library Assistant in Brighton, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very laid back. Minimal output required for most of the year. Highly supportive team across all departments. Much like a family.

    Cons

    Career progression at an absolute minimal.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing as you do!


  10. "A good and open-minded environment."

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    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Current Employee - PhD Student

    I have been working at University of Sussex full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    . Extremely open-minded environment (at least in the humanities)
    . Living in Brighton and the proximity to London
    . Several "cutting-edge" academics in queer and cultural studies.

    Cons

    . Cost of living
    . Relative lack of support if you are an international student
    . Teaching allocation for Doctoral Student is a bit of a mess.


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