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Updated 22 October 2018
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Pros
  • "Fixed working hours, encourage 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. "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


  2. "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.

  3. "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!


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "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


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