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University of Westminster Reviews

Updated 30 April 2018
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University of Westminster Vice-Chancellor Geoff Petts
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
  • "no cons, tired of city Tashkent, missed States" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Unpredictable senior management" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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

  3. "A good place to teach"

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    • Senior Management
    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!


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "Employability Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employability Coordinator in London, England
    Current Employee - Employability Coordinator in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment
    Supportive colleagues
    35 days of annual leave

    Cons

    Things move slow
    Communication within the organisation could be better

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "Administrator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in London, England
    Current Employee - Administrative in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Westminster part-time

    Pros

    good holidays
    good pay
    nice atmosphere
    standard working hours

    Cons

    management not chosen correctly
    unstablity

    Advice to Management

    Chose wisely who is supervising because some people do not have any skills required.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Westminster full-time

    Pros

    Location is amazing. Central and convenient

    Cons

    Lack of ethical and moral codes
    No strategy
    Poor behaviour

    Advice to Management

    Use the restructure to bring in a full new team


  9. "Administrator Interview"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Staff benefits and the people

    Cons

    There aren't any cons that I have noticed


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Business Development Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Westminster full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Salary
    Good annual leave allowance
    Good environment
    Career Progression Opportunities
    Great place to start a career

    Cons

    May work long hours
    Too many managers
    Lack of communication between departments
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    Advice to Management

    Listen more to people that work under you


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