University of the West of England Employee Reviews about "flexible working"

Updated 19 Oct 2020

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  1. "Real community feeling."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Team Manager in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of the West of England full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    UWE is made up of 3,500 staff and 27,000 students, so you are not just working in a company - you are working in a whole community! A community that is full of opportunity, creativity and enthusiasm - and that is what makes it a great place to work. Staff are welcoming and supportive, diversity is encouraged and flexible working patterns supported. Work/life balance is actively encouraged and the benefits (particularly pension) are excellent.

    Cons

    It can take some time to reach decisions given the size and diversity of the university, however the Leadership Team are committed to moving forward with a relevant offering for our students in order to equip them for the world of work.

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    University of the West of England Response

    January 22, 2019Resourcing Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to write this review. Please make sure that you tell your friends about the opportunities in support services here at UWE - as sometimes people think that universities only employ academic staff!

  2. "Supportive and flexible employer"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Administrative/Team Assistant in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of the West of England part-time

    Pros

    flexible working contract, good pay, supportive, progression

    Cons

    large organisation, communication not always as good as it could be, numerous staff restructures


  3. "Review"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Researcher 

    I have been working at University of the West of England full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working and generally friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    Administration can be very slow. Few opportunities for progression.

    University of the West of England Response

    March 9, 2020Resourcing Manager

    If you are a specialist researcher, unfortunately opportunities are generally linked to your field of specialisation. Perhaps you could look at more general areas of research across other Faculties in the university?

  4. "Job for students"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Contractor - Student Ambassador 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of the West of England for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working - 0 hour contract Meet other students

    Cons

    Can sometime be difficult to get jobs at smaller events.

    University of the West of England Response

    February 18, 2020Resourcing Manager

    Yes, Student Ambassador work is very popular and its difficult to involve all of our SAs all of the time - but hopefully you gained enough experience.

  5. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of the West of England full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, good holidays, Friendly people

    Cons

    Not a great pay comparing to market rates

    University of the West of England Response

    September 17, 2019Resourcing Manager

    Thanks for posting. You are correct in that private sector organisations can pay more then Higher Education for IT posts. However, as you point out there are a number of other benefits (such as size of Employer pension contributions, Flexible working, holiday, training opportunities) that more than even up this imbalance.

  6. "Great work/life balance"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Officer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of the West of England full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangements Very supportive managers Very understanding during a difficult time personally Supportive of professional development in terms of training

    Cons

    Should have had job re-graded a long time ago but bureaucracy is making this difficult Can be annoying/worrying having short contract terms (despite being 'permanent' staff) and having to regularly renegotiate terms

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    University of the West of England Response

    July 12, 2018Resourcing Manager

    Unfortunately that is sometimes the nature of research work, particularly if it is tied to a bid where funding is provided. Hopefully you can transfer your skills to other projects. Excellent point about clearer promotion structure - I have passed this on to our Employee Relations and Reward team.

  7. "Peer Assisted Learnings Leader"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PAL Leader in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of the West of England part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Build good rapport with colleagues and tutor group. Good reuse of first year academic research. Flexible working hours. Good training for role.

    Cons

    Restrictive facilitation rules. Very sparse shift allocation. Unpaid hours preparing for and writing up the lesson plans/reviews. Unnecessary reflective report required upon termination off role.

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    "Good place to work overall"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Support Worker in Bristol, England

    I have been working at University of the West of England

    Pros

    Flexible working and good rate of pay.

    Cons

    Less and less work available. Work can be intense at times.

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    University of the West of England Response

    July 24, 2017Resourcing Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. We have just completed this year's Staff Survey and will be acting on the results in order to sustain the supportive environment for our colleagues.

  9. "Good benefits, but sometimes frustrating culture"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of the West of England full-time

    Pros

    Brilliant benefits in terms of holiday, flexible working Really interesting place to work Good facilities on campus (Frenchay)

    Cons

    Slow culture, it can be hard to get things done Senior leadership not dynamic nor genuinely interested in hearing staff's views

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    University of the West of England Response

    April 12, 2017Resourcing Manager

    Really good feedback on what you perceived to be the senior leadership not listening to the views of the staff. We have now commissioned a Staff Survey to take place in June of this year with the specific aim of taking opinions on board for inclusion in our 2020 strategy.

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Unfair employer"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I have been working at University of the West of England

    Pros

    Flexible working, engagement with other partners and organisations

    Cons

    The university don't tend to recruit anyone without a degree even though they may have the right skills and experience to do the job.

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