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University of Leicester Reviews

Updated June 16, 2014
Updated June 16, 2014
21 Reviews
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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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Inspiring

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    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    A fantastic job for students

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    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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

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

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    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 for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Can't think of anything bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Enjoyed it all up to now!

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    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 for more than 3 years

    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.

    Recommends
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  7.  

    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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
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  8.  

    Great staff, good working hours.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Leicester

    Pros

    Very good at offering students with a variety of choices for specific diets such as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.

    Cons

    The pay side of things can be bad, sometimes they will forget to pay you and it can take a couple of weeks to resolve it.

  9.  

    A great place to work

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    Current Employee - Third Line IT Support  in  Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Third Line IT Support in Leicester, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and reasonable management demands meant very little stress overall. Good opportunities for studying and developing further expertise. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Slow moving - career progression opportunities can be few and far between. It probably speaks good about the job that people at grade 8 and higher rearely leave, but the down side is at the lower levels career progression is near impossible regardless of performance.

    Recommends
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  10.  

    I did my PhD here at this university and two postdocs. I really liked it at academia and think it is a really goog unive

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    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Leicester, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good pay, good groups and collaborations

    Cons

    my department good be better organised

    Recommends
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  11.  

    Learning and Satisfactory

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    Current Employee - International Strategist
    Current Employee - International Strategist

    I have been working at University of Leicester

    Pros

    Good place to work. Very flexible work environment. Appreciations well dished out. Opportunities of growth are plenty. Lots of holidays.

    Cons

    Slow and monotonous. Tedious procedures.

    Recommends

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