University of Durham
3.6 of 5 16 reviews
www.dur.ac.uk Durham, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 17, 2014

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Anne Galbraith

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    Exciting, Challenging, Rewarding

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI have had a great time at Durham University- the working atmosphere here is great and the people are friendly and talented. The high standards really push you to achieve the most you are capable of.

    ConsSome people may find Durham to be a bit small and can fall into the trap of being stuck in the durham 'bubble'. Make sure to visit some great nearby towns and cities- and its so easy to wander out of the city centre and find beautiful countryside- its important to get some perspective!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent departments, estates and buildings is terrible

    PhD Student (Current Employee)
    Durham, England (UK)

    ProsI have greatly enjoyed my time in durham, working as a PhD student, the city is pleasant and the academic departments have a well deserved reputation for excellence.

    ConsThe city does not have as much going on as other, larger, cities. But Newcastle is nearby and easy to get to by train. The weather can be changeable, but the summer is very nice.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend less on Picasso paintings and more on educating students

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great time work as a teaching assistant and researcher

    Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
    Durham, England (UK)

    ProsEnjoyable and peaceful environment for living and doing researching.

    Conssometimes the requested book in the library are online version, it would be better if the students can get a copy of it or paper book for reading.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep offering opportunities for people in University and graduated from Durham University.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work with some bureaucracy

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBeautiful city located in the North of England.

    ConsBit isolated, and although Newcastle is near, it's still a bit too far.

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    Satisfying environment. Some of the best UK students. Salary good.

    Professor (Current Employee)
    Durham, England (UK)

    ProsGreat very pretty small town - good facilities for kids. Reasonable emphasis on research and bureaucrats can be mostly avoided!

    ConsThe organisation is a bit centralised with edicts coming from the centre. Remedial classes required for incoming students but this is true for the whole UK now. A bit too much focus on the "student experience".

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy main advice would be to let the experts you hire be expert. Also often the University only tries (and fails) to retain the best people once they have job offers from elsewhere - try harder to retain people before they feel they even need to look elsewhere.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Technician (Current Employee)

    Prosgood quality of clinical research

    Conslow salary low salary low salary

    Advice to Senior Managementany

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStrong R&D, strong technical ability

    ConsEstates and buildings department is terrible and do not respond to faults efficiently

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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