University of Southampton
3.7 of 5 18 reviews
www.soton.ac.uk Southampton, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

University of Southampton Reviews

Updated Mar 26, 2014
University of Southampton – UK – “ECS dept”

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    Working in academia is hard because of bike shedding and penny pinching.

    Research Fellow (Current Employee)
    Southampton, England (UK)

    ProsGreat research, smart people, vibrant students with a willingness to learn and teach you in return.

    ConsAdmin. The administration are the slowest, laziest kinds of people. Jobsworths through and through with no idea what the big picture is and intention to figure it out.

    The pointless Bureaucracy that is eating academia from the inside out is in full force in southampton.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire HR and Finance.
    Start again and under stand that these support staff need to SUPPORT staff...and SUPPORT students... and not act as a barrier every opportunity they have

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I am a 4th year PhD student in the university of Southampton.

    Research Student (Current Employee)
    Southampton, England (UK)

    Prosacademically strong and well funded engineering department. World class facilities.

    Consnot enough feedback given. some professors are better than others.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    OK

    Research Support (Current Employee)
    Southampton, England (UK)

    ProsNo stress, easy job which is relevant to my degree and have attended some interesting lectures.

    ConsNot much for me to do sometimes

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind me more fulfilling tasks.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    PhD Researcher (Current Employee)
    Southampton, England (UK)

    ProsGet to do what you want, a lot of freedom. But I guess it's pretty much the same everywhere in a university. Engineering research in Southampton is very well know so there are quite a few industrial corporations going on, that might be helpful if you are seeking an industry move afterwards.

    ConsYou are pretty much working on your own, the city isn't the most interesting one in UK. It depends on what your expectations are for a university really.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Being a researcher at the ORC-UoS

    Research Fellow (Current Employee)
    Southampton, England (UK)

    ProsIn some departments the research environment is very vital and full of ideas. Most of the research/support staff are nice people. Availability of research equipment is impressive.

    ConsThe University has dramatically reduced the support staff so sometimes it takes long time to have things done due to overload on the remaining ones.

    The University should invest more for keeping their good researchers with longer time perspectives for them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould invest in more long term (5 years minimum) employment for research staff to allow them plan and develop their research agenda.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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