University of Leicester Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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  1. Really good place to work, with great colleagues and great research

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Leicester

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great research Reasonable salary Good variety in the work

    Cons

    Budget control and senior management (Dean of college, VC) have no idea how a university operates at ground level

    Advice to Management

    Research doesn't always make a huge profit, deal with it


  2. a little chaos

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Leicester

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    good salary for part-time job

    Cons

    a weak organisation in department;


  3. Lab demonstrator

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Researcher in Leicester, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Leicester

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    prompt payment, high hourly pay rates

    Cons

    system of payment a bit cumbersome but eventually you get your money


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  5. Student Job

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    Current Contractor - Kitchen Assistant in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Kitchen Assistant in Leicester, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Leicester as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Generally, a good flexible place to work as a student able to fit to your schedule. Direct bosses are passionate and friendly, and generally there's a good "vibe".

    Cons

    Sometimes, upper management interfere pointlessly with day-to-day operations, and don't take feedback well. They also sometimes make awful judgement calls which they don't seem to suffer the consequences of, rather "passing" the failure onto those below who had to follow orders.

    Advice to Management

    Be more receptive to criticism, add an anonymous method of employees getting in touch. Take more time to review decisions that could potentially waste a lot of time, effort and money.


  6. A great, caring place to work.

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    Current Employee - Research Study Administrator
    Current Employee - Research Study Administrator

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Strong work/life balance, caring employer offering lots of support. Calm and appealing campus next to large park. Department specific but no agressive managment/leads.

    Cons

    Admin Role specific but can be repetitive and mundane with little variety.


  7. Inspiring

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Leicester, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Leicester provides a flexible balanced workload, anice friendly atmostphere and great research opportunities. There are increasing interdisciplinary projects both within the university and with other universities in the UK and abroad. Leicester has a good environmental standard showing others the way forward. I have been working here for 3 years now while completing my PhD but before that I was a student for 4 years. It is a great university and they cannot get rid of me!

    Cons

    There needs to be more opportunities for career progression of junoir staff members (such as myself) and a more rigourous mentoring system. It is easy, especially for graduate teaching assistants, to get lost and forgotten about.

    Advice to Management

    Career advice for junior staff who may consider becoming a lecturer should be provided as well as a better avenue to progress in your career without quitting and re applying.


  8. A fantastic job for students

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Leicester, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Leicester part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You can choose your own hours and how much you work in some positions so the work-life balance is perfect. Also, the range of people you get to work with is great and you get to try different tasks all the time

    Cons

    There are a lot of things that you have to know about the University of Leicester in order to be good at the position, and this can take time to achieve.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more inter-work relationships by providing more training days etc together with other workers


  9. A well organised experience, easy to navigate, and a very overall nice place.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Leicester, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Leicester part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Easy to navigate, friendly staff, nice modern buildings (most).

    Cons

    Can't think of anything bad

    Advice to Management

    Recognise individuals after a shift perhaps… but I've never had a bad experience.


  10. Nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Leicester, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Leicester part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Comfortable professional environment with proper management structure. This is place is big thumbs up form my side. I would always recommend them.

    Cons

    Most of time is very nice environment but it still needs improvement in few places. There is some favouritism given of certain placements.

    Advice to Management

    Give chance new people and fresh talent as they can be real difference maker in growth terms.


  11. Enjoyed it all up to now!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Leicester, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Pretty flexible with hours, they have a great staff development scheme and loads of help/services for keeping calm, counselling, advice etc. Discount off the gym if you join the salary sacrifice scheme. Friendly staff, they're very understandable when it comes to those annoying life situations like having to be home for an inspection/plumber/work of some kind. Very supportive of being healthy mentally and physically, if you're stressed they also do staff yoga etc as well as the counselling service.

    Cons

    Food isnt great and is pricey and there could be more places to sit to eat and vending machines for food. Fixed contracts rather than permanent positions however this is usually down to funding bodies in my case.



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