University of Sheffield Reviews

Updated May 21, 2015
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  1. Research Student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, friendly people and we'll organised engineering faculty.

    Cons

    Lack of collaboration opportunities for research students

    Advice to Management

    Create incentives to collaborate


  2. Sheffield

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    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher in Sheffield, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good benefit, stable working envirnoment

    Cons

    Cannot distinguish between work and life


  3. Good, Good work life balance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Sheffield

    Pros

    Good environment, High ranking University

    Cons

    Fix term contract, applying for funding


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  5. 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Good job !!


  6. Helpful (1)

    A Nice place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  7. 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 Management

    Increase the pay by a bit


  8. Helpful (2)

    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


  9. Encouraging, interesting, high quality, flexible

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    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. 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


  11. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.



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