Loughborough University Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. A nice place to work, great atmosphere on campus and behind the scenes, but muddled management needs streamlining.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Loughborough University as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - My team has been very friendly and competent.
    - Our outfit runs pretty smoothly.
    - Customer/student feedback is almost entirely positive.

    Cons

    - Chronic mismanagement of my particular section of our department has been a near constant hindrance. Everything runs fine, then there's some upset in the management system and everything is chaos for a few days while middle-management run around doing make-work and failing to email people.

    E.g. I report to three different people, all of whom have varying and overlapping duties, and occasionally contradict each other, leading to problems for my team.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate some of the middle-management problems. Yes it gives people jobs and adds an extra layer of operational abstraction, but the result is that communication and practice become muddled and confusing. Promoting people out of the way isn't always a solution. They're still there, and still capable of doing damage.


  2. Flexible, Friendly and Relaxed but No career prospects

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Loughborough, England (UK)

    I have been working at Loughborough University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    As a industrial linked researcher, there is flexibility with the work.
    Very friendly environment to work in.
    Perks are in term of flexibility and ample holidays

    Cons

    No career path
    No promotions
    No personal growth
    Role is transitional and the univeristy does not encourage RA's to stay on

    Advice to Management

    Should consider that researchers are a valuable part of the organisation and change University structure to promote RA to stay on.


  3. Loughborough University Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loughborough University

    Pros

    Fantastic links to the best academics
    Trusting relationships

    Cons

    The middle-upper class students
    Unpaid internship

    Advice to Management

    Minimum wage?


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  5. Great university to work and study

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Doctorate Researcher in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Doctorate Researcher in Loughborough, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic sport facilities, great town to live with fantastic countryside, academics are high quality in general and have strong connection with industry, one of the best university in the 1994 Group.

    Cons

    Lack of social opportunities if you are single and are not young student any further


  6. Career Development opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher

    I have been working at Loughborough University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Multicultural and diverse work team

    Cons

    New Center so still adjusting... more changes to come.

    Advice to Management

    Change the management style. Listen to everybody's opinion


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    Student

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Undergraduate in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Undergraduate in Loughborough, England (UK)

    I have been working at Loughborough University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Loads of pros in loughborough university

    Cons

    No cons a loughborough university


  8. Great place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Research groups focused and strong........

    Cons

    Basic sciences needs to be strenthened................


  9. Good experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Loughborough University

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good salary is offered compared to other town universities
    Reputable uni
    Potential for further research options

    Cons

    Very small town!
    Rents are high compared to other towns.

    Advice to Management

    There could be programmes and trainings for further development of researchers in business areas.


  10. Not too bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate

    I have been working at Loughborough University

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Friendly, great facilities. Fantastic sport to watch

    Cons

    management, lack of support, wages

    Advice to Management

    integration


  11. A good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Loughborough, England (UK)

    I have been working at Loughborough University

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good links with industry, so some networking can provide with industrial partners for research proposals. Very competitive with other universities, hence there is always a motivation, which can be really good.

    Cons

    Some departments can be biased towards some research groups, specially those which are considered the "strength of the department". So if you are in the strength groups, you would love working here, but if you are not it can be quite difficult to survive.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing in particular.



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