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University of Westminster Reviews

Updated 24 August 2018
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University of Westminster Vice-Chancellor Geoff Petts
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Pros
  • "Great work-life balance and lots of benefits" (in 5 reviews)

  • "central london location, open to innovative and unusual research, some interesting programmes" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Bad communication from senior management" (in 7 reviews)

  • "no cons, tired of city Tashkent, missed States" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good environment to work in!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff and a welcoming environment to work in.

    Cons

    Instability of jobs with University going through a tough time


  2. "Working at Westminster"

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

    Pros

    Great professional services staff and great academic team.
    Flexible working.
    35 days holiday per year.

    Cons

    Bad communication from senior management.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Huge level of upheaval"

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    Former Employee - Mid-Level Staff in London, England
    Former Employee - Mid-Level Staff in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding vacation package. 35 paid vacation days. Ability to take the vacation allotment when wanted within reason. No overtime or weekend work. Pay is fine. Really really nice people on the ground who want to do the right thing.

    Cons

    There is a major restructuring underway caused by historically bad financial decisions but that is being very poorly handled now, causing a level of upheaval and tension in the office that is completely unnecessary. Half of the staff have voluntarily left even though their skills are critical to maintaining legacy systems and still very much needed, being pushed out by a current management team who run an immature shop. It's a complete lack of meritocracy, returning to an old boys club culture where it matters more who you go to the pub with. The new VC may help this but he's too new to know yet.


  4. "Great at the lower levels, not so great senior management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Westminster full-time

    Pros

    Great annual leave, friendly people, great location in the heart of London.

    Cons

    Uncertainty over the past two years due to mismanagement which has led to the need for a restructure and redundancies. Senior Management have continuously failed to keep staff informed, have made cuts or changes to roles that are frankly questionable, and many of the senior management team have no idea what the people at the coal face actually do.


  5. "Reader"

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    Current Employee - Reader in London, England
    Current Employee - Reader in London, England

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

    Pros

    Central location, good colleagues, good facilities

    Cons

    bad management, threatening environment, insensitive institution.


  6. "Student Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Westminster part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment to work in, competitive salary and enjoying role as you get to meet many new people.

    Cons

    Its not reliable source of income as jobs are not granted


  7. "ok"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in London, England
    Current Employee - Administrative in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice people to work with in team

    Cons

    restructuring over two years meant job feels unsafe

  8. "A good place to teach"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in London, England
    Current Employee - Lecturer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A diverse and interesting student body with a friendly team of academics dedicated to helping our students excel. Overall, a good working environment.

    Cons

    The working space in some buildings is not conducive to meeting and networking with colleagues and some offices can feel quite isolated - this may be a pro to some!


  9. "Uncertainty"

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    Current Employee - Web Services Developer in London, England
    Current Employee - Web Services Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. This is how they keep good people in my opinion.

    Cons

    Unpredictable senior management. HR ruling over business rationale.

    Advice to Management

    Model promoted behaviours


  10. "Student"

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

    I have been working at University of Westminster full-time

    Pros

    Classes allow students to interact with actual businesses.

    Cons

    Group work can be rather inefficient


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