University of Warwick Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated 16 Jun 2020

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University of Warwick Vice Chancellor and President Professor Stuart Croft (no image)
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  • "Its just enough to stay in Coventry/UK(in 23 reviews)

  • "low salary for the work to be done, specially for researchers(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work with a great environment"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Web Developer in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Warwick

    Pros

    Flexible time, getting to work with new technology and work on things that I myself find interesting even if those higher up haven't heard of them. Very good relationship with customers (staff and students at the University) and nominated for a number of awards for use of new media. A happy and friendly community with great people.

    Cons

    Sometimes expected to work outside of work hours to firefight without any real support or appreciation from non-direct senior management (i.e. senior management that doesn't include my team leader or line manager). General bad impression of the IT department as a whole within the University (although a favourable impression of the web development team)

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  2. "Lovely People"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Community spirit amongst staff and vibrant environment.

    Cons

    Senior management prioritise business of employee welfare. Supprisingly inefficient in numerous processes.

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  3. "UoW"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Faculty 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at University of Warwick full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    decent pay, plenty flexibility of working hours

    Cons

    highly inefficient senior management, poor quality of support staff

  4. "Researcher"

    4.0
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    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Warwick

    Pros

    Good salary Stable working environment Reputable brand

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in senior management

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  5. "Relaxed, sometimes too relaxed"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Learning Technologist 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, nice people Not stressful Beautiful campus and good facilities Lots on offer to do during breaks and after work Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Lack of direction and leadership from senior management makes getting things done impossible. Lack of development opportunities and career progression.

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  6. "Not worth it. Don't bother."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Retail 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at University of Warwick full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Colleagues great Students great Good salary Good working environment.

    Cons

    Deep seated culture of bullying Ivory tower senior management Only financially motivated. Fear culture and very Stressful place to work. Exploite the staff, then replace them after a few years with staff on a much lower salary.

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  7. "Research Assistant"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Prestigious. Relaxed working atmosphere. Nice campus. Fantastic facilities.

    Cons

    Location - it's in the middle of nowhere. Expected to work overtime for no pay. Constant building work on campus. Continuous senior management pay rises.

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    "A lack of leadership makes working here difficult"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of Warwick full-time

    Pros

    Good holiday allowance, salaries increase year-on-year, access to some great minds and free public lectures. Reasonable rates for on-site gym and learning vouchers are available cover a variety of subjects (languages, exercise classes)

    Cons

    The University is heavily decentralised, as such there's very little in the way of leadership or clarity from the central teams or senior management. For some areas this isn't much of a problem (Warwick Business School has made it an opportunity) but for communications and marketing it's an ongoing issue. There is also a general sense of malaise within the University and the outputs are mediocre at best. This may be the result of continually restricted budgets/moving targets as restructures and department reshuffles impact morale (I experienced three in under two years). Middle managers are fairly well-established and like to play it safe. As such, there's little room for creativity or career advancement within a department. Turn over, as you would expect, is quite high in certain teams and a lot of institutional knowledge is lost in the process. There are also some cultural issues within Warwick. It's very white, male dominated and if you fall into any minority group, it may be an uncomfortable place to work.

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