University of Westminster Reviews

Updated 19 Jan 2021

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  1. "great employer"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Talent Sourcer in London, England

    I worked at University of Westminster part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    diversity, team work, good salary

    Cons

    none that I can think of

  2. "Great work culture"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Friendly, cohesive work environment - Great pay scales - Work life balance is fantastic

    Cons

    - In my particular department, it would be good to have more training to move up in the team

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  3. "Good academic environment"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Westminster part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    35 days paid holidays on top of statutory bank holidays; good pay package ONCE you reach Senior Lecturer level. Free tuition for courses.

    Cons

    Experience rarely taken into consideration at appointment (only by certain managers); had to wait five years for a decent salary despite 15+ years of experience in the industry. Some senior academics micro-manage, bullying, prejudice.

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  4. "Westminster"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Architecture Student in London, England

    I have been working at University of Westminster part-time

    Pros

    Very good architecture course, amazing tutors and great fabrication lab

    Cons

    Too many students taken on so can be overcrowded

  5. "Great benefits, very relaxed atmosphere"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Westminster full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The staff benefits are great: 35 AL + Bank Holidays + 4 days off Christmas, very generous pension contribution, flexible working. The actual University has a great atmosphere and the area it's in is bubbling with restaurants, cafes and more. The job itself is very easy, I mainly plan my own workload. However, it can get very busy during the semester yet that is my favourite time of the year. There are many specialisms to get involved in: physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, microbiology. Also, the University is extremely inclusive and diverse; there is not indication of racism, sexism.

    Cons

    Lazy colleagues get away with being lazy, no repercussions.

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  6. "."

    4.0
    Former Employee - Postgraduate Admissions in London, England

    I worked at University of Westminster full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment plus holidays

    Cons

    No job progression and staff access to further training

  7. "Decent for students"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Student in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Westminster full-time

    Pros

    -Amazing Location -Good Facilities -Diverse student population

    Cons

    -Timing of assessments for final year were very bad

  8. "It was...ok"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in London, England

    I worked at University of Westminster part-time

    Pros

    It had good benefits but..

    Cons

    The enviroment could get a bit toxic

  9. "great"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Student Worker in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Westminster part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    flexible, good pay, fair, modern facilities, location

    Cons

    none to be mentioned by me

  10. COVID-19

    "Really wonderful people, creative spaces, good benefits many opportunities to learn and connect with students."

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic people, innovative, want to try new things and great working spaces. VC is really supportive and ambitious and models values. Will try new things. Good CSR agenda. Loved WestminSTARS!

    Cons

    No rhyme or reason to corporate structures. There is no learning or OD function, they seemed happy to allow people to leave without replacing. It used to have a lot more resource and offered many fantastic things. Until Covid remote working was a perk that only senior managers were permitted to have. HR practices somewhat odd.

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