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Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
45 Reviews

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  1.  

    Ten Years and Counting

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary structure.
    Good career opportunities.
    Good colleagues to work with.
    Interesting mix of students.
    World-renowned employer.
    Good fringe benefits.

    Cons

    Work Place Parking Levy - a rip-off imposed by the City Council!!

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    I love it

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

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

    Pros

    Work with amazing people, proud of what I do, proud of where I work. Amazing training opportunities.. Apple course fab. Work hard, get flexibility within my role. Opportunities to perform at conferences, big events, flagship for the university.

    Cons

    Not sure what I'll be doing a year from now. Fixed term contracts are really difficult to manage. Skill people up, then they have to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a more sable structure, reward the hard working and performance manage others.

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    Nice experience to work with prominent researcher in my field

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

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

    Pros

    working with the leading researchers, the quality of teaching, nice friendly atmosphere, global recognition of the university, availability of stuff members to help.

    Cons

    Not particular challenges I have faced so far. The only thing I want to mention is that you need to work hard to catch up with the high level of standards if you come from other universities (particularly from abroad). But it is completly normal for the university with a reputation, and I would not imagine the other way around to comprimise the quality of teaching to attract more students from abroad.

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  5.  

    A fantastic place to work with highly talented colleagues set in a beautiful campus

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Nottingham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Opportunities seem endless in this place with so many chances to; undertake professional development through the number of courses available to staff, take part in volunteering activities whilst being able to attend lectures on a vast array of topics. There's always the chance to get involved in something if you are willing to contribute.

    Cons

    It's a very large organisation and so can sometimes feel like you are lost in the middle of it all, perhaps not knowing where to turn if you are looking to undertake a task. It can be a little disorientating at first with so many different schools, departments and teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flexible working opportunities need some form of standardisation across the university, in some instances it seems as though the opportunity to work from home on occasion is reserved for a select few despite technology being readily available to allow this.

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    Rewarding and Challenging!

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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

    Flexible working hours, great facilities and overall fantastic colleagues.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic process can stand in the way of some work and the safety training sometimes is a joke. Especially for a trained scientist, it can be a bit below the bar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a cap on the number of PhD students a supervisor can have and limit them to ONLY projects they are not out of their depth with. Less they leave the student on their own when it comes to their work.

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  7.  

    Good to work here

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    Current Employee - Telephone Fundraiser  in  Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Telephone Fundraiser in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Nottingham part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very respectful supervisors, very good atmosphere.

    Cons

    Meeting up to expectations and pressure

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  8.  

    Great uni to work for

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    Current Employee - Telephone Fundraiser  in  Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Telephone Fundraiser in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Nottingham part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The whole team are very friendly and a difficult job is made fun

    Cons

    Telephone fundraising is hard as some people do not want to talk

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  9.  

    Very good place to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Nottingham full-time

    Pros

    multi-cultural, lots of opportunities for training

    Cons

    you have to work your ass off

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  10.  

    A great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    You have excellent work-life balance

    Cons

    It may be very quiet at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do not be too business minded, whatever that means :)

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  11.  

    great work place, very competitive university

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow  in  Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Nottingham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    safety
    great infrastructure
    competitive
    great work environment and opportunities
    good management
    growing research
    global university

    Cons

    slow progression
    slow job solving from different departments

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