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University of Nottingham Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
45 Reviews

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    Engineering Research Placement

    Former Employee - Engineering Research Placement  in  Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Engineering Research Placement in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Nottingham full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good experience in researching, project management

    Cons

    Incompetent supervisor, too much ambiguity with requirements

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    Great university - great schools and programmes offered.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Student in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I worked at University of Nottingham full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This company has a good reputation and is a great place to work. I would happily advise any of my friends to work at this company.

    Cons

    Certain red tape is unavoidable in this company. They need to take into account student views if they want to really show that this is a part of their goal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage more with students when it comes to decision making

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    It is a great organisation and you can work with capable and dedicated people, but there are many frustrations.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Nottingham full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Most of the people I work with are genuinely committed to Higher Education, the University, and working well with their team and are proud to work here.

    Cons

    Pay is generally very good but reward for stronger performers is not great which is demotivating, nor is general support for staff good, and processes and systems are more a hinderance than a help, and it can take a lot of perseverance to get through them - though things are improving. Senior management aims to listens, but seem as constrained as anyone else in actually changing things for the better, and get it wrong as often as they get it right, and seem to be fairly inexperienced for the level of responsibility they are given.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge that just because you hold a more senior position does not mean you have a better solution to whatever the problem or challenge is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    PhD Student

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    Current Employee - PhD Researcher  in  Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Researcher in Nottingham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Excellent Campus, good facilities, lots of extra-curicular activities. If you are willing to make the effort you will find a whole host of activities to keep you entertained.

    Cons

    Lack of communication within the faculty. Can be frustrating to get things done in a prompt manner. It has improved in recent years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    admin officer in academic service

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ningbo (China)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ningbo (China)

    I have been working at University of Nottingham full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    international environment; multi culture; low workload; good resources; nice students to deal with

    Cons

    admin works are boring; Chinese political environment in admin departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nope

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Appropriate for 6 months of work

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Semenyih (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Semenyih (Malaysia)

    I worked at University of Nottingham part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Basic Lab equipment Available. Helping Lab technichians

    Cons

    Better projects can be funded

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Interesting, can be demotivating at times but never boring.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Nottingham full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    international workplace, diversity in people.

    Cons

    no major drawbacks except very poor planning in providing facilities to staff and students in car parking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior/Top mgmt needs to make time and effort to solicit feedback from all staff directly and not via middle management to collect and compile. Trim down the bureaucracy, too many directors and deputy directors for academics and held by the same people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Post-doctoral Research Associate

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Nottingham full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Good Environment
    - High level of safety

    Cons

    - Poor career development
    - Crowded laboratories
    - No office space

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Nice place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Nottingham

    Pros

    Good infrastructure, excellent in-house expertise

    Cons

    Slight lack of research funding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should refrain from cost-cutting at the expense of student experience

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    Nottingham University - a reasonable employer with reasonable benefits

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    Current Employee - Teaching & Student Support Officer  in  Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Teaching & Student Support Officer in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Nottingham full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Career structure, personal development, work-life balance

    Cons

    Difficult to move up the career structure; they like to shove your pay up the scale to the top, and then leave it there so you don't receive any increase year-on-year afterwards; often afraid to shed the deadwood and keeps people who shouldn't really be in a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic; don't be so politically correct.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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