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University of Southampton Reviews

Updated May 23, 2014
University of Southampton – UK – “ECS dept”

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3.7 18 reviews

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    An interesting, vibrant place to work.

    Learning Support Assistant (Current Employee) Southampton, England (UK)

    ProsLots of interesting, busy people, lots going on, main campus on nice park with lots of trees and flowers. Staff seem really engaged with their work. A top-ranking Russell Group university, doing lots of groundbreaking research in all sorts of areas.

    ConsFor someone on a zero hours contract such as myself, the usual variability of work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your people more!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pretty good, nice and friendly staff.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood pay considering not very much prior experiencing needed for the job.
    Easy to get references and meet other fellow students and to diversify your experiences.

    ConsCant think of many but one of them would be that most of the jobs at Students Services do not help your career in the long run in terms of they are not jobs that oculd help you settle they are rather only good for gaining some experience.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    research student in aerodynamics

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

    Prosmany expertise in aerodynamics, great research facilities such as wind tunnel and high performance computing.

    Consfood service is not good, student service is not very helpful.

    Advice to Senior Managementna

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting advanced research opportunities, but limited advancement opportunities

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Former Employee) Southampton, England (UK)

    ProsReally outstanding research opportunities in engineering and science
    Wonderfully diverse student and staff
    Collaborative environment
    Lively student body and well-organized extra-curricular activities

    ConsLike many universities, facing difficult fiscal times. Resource limitations result in inter-departmental struggles and top-down management. The city of Southampton itself is not terribly pleasant, but the surrounding countryside and proximity to London make it more attractive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't penny-pinch to the point that you start taking away even the smallest of perks, like having a microwave in the group kitchen!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I receive respect for my performance and I am being treated fair.

    PhD Student (Current Employee)

    ProsThe career development opportunities are really good and every line manager is trained to support your personal development. Also, the campus is really nice and multicultural..

    ConsSouthampton itself is not so great as a city, but the Univesity offers many chances to meet other like-minded people and organises events to meet them. i.e. there is a a theatre and music hall on campus. not to mention the sports facilities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease update the website and make it easier to navigate. It has grown so big and some services are not connected to each other. Sometimes one finds a site from before the last update.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The job is OK

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe professionalism in the university is unquestionable. I stays in the best department of the uni as a postdoc. and I enjoy working here.

    ConsLow salary and you can't get anywhere in the career path if you start working as post doc which can be a nightmare later on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter organized finance maybe the way forward, spending too much on facility and less on the personnel who at the end of the day will run all those stuff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to study but more training needed.

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

    ProsNice location
    Nice people
    Good academics
    Good facilities

    ConsMore training required & can be quite isolated

    Advice to Senior ManagementA more detailed training plan for postgrad students

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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