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University of Sheffield Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
38 Reviews
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  1.  

    Its really a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Sheffield

    Pros

    Work environment and infrastructure provided for computation. Grid engines..

    Cons

    Some of the modules in the course are not so usefull.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job !!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Sheffield full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The University is a fairly relaxed place to work, but sometimes too relaxed and the pace of change can get a bit on the slow side.

    Cons

    There isn't much scope for advancement once you reach a certain level and all the positions above yours require you to move into management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Friendly and great fun

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Sheffield

    Pros

    Good atmosphere to work in and friendly staff around

    Cons

    Not a high pay for work required

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the pay by a bit

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Sheffield

    Pros

    work-life balance, opportunities for learning

    Cons

    NA - Only comment would be that processes can take a while

  6.  

    Encouraging, interesting, high quality, flexible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Sheffield, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Sheffield full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I am encouraged to conduct high quality research and engage in research driven teaching and given the resources I need to do so. As a mother of a young family, I have found my colleagues and managers to be supportive and flexible. And I love the new health initiatives which provide opportunities to stay fit.

    Cons

    We are under pressure to lower our entrance standards, which would only damage up reputation and require us to admit students who are not able to complete our courses. We have managed to argue for keeping our standards but this is only one programme.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep our standards high! We want to attract the best students.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Advanced software engineering

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Sheffield

    Pros

    Practical oriented, friendly environment, helpful professors.

    Cons

    work-life balance isn't so great

  8.  

    Been here during my undergraduate, masters and now PhD.

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

    I have been working at University of Sheffield full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good support system, excellent union.

    Cons

    Resources are limited depending on research group. For example if your lab doesn't have a certain equipment you want to use, the process of applying for the funding to get one or even borrow one is ridiculous.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Overall satisfied. Transport facilities are great, beautiful city.

    Former Employee - Research Technician in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Technician in Sheffield, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Sheffield full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment, supportive people, smart people, growth opportunities, great campus, infrastructure and facilities.

    Cons

    HR is very slow, no cloud storage facilities, payscale is okay, not great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the layers in admin processing

    Recommends
  10.  

    Great balance of being a good quality University, with countless clubs/societies and bars.

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering Student in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering Student in Sheffield, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Sheffield full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Particularly highly ranked in engineering, with lots of investment in this area for future students. Good quality lectures, so many societies and clubs that you will never be bored, and plenty of great nights out to be had in Sheffield. Also a pretty cheap city.

    Cons

    Sheffield is hilly so if you are lazy that might be an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Student experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Sheffield

    Pros

    Friendly, good reputation, great teaching

    Cons

    course structure can change frequently

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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