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Aston University Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Enjoyable, challenging but room for improvement

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I worked at Aston University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly atmosphere, flexible working and team-orientated

    Cons

    Lack of development, low salary in comparison to other universities in the West Midlands

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Student Services

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Administrative in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Aston University

    Pros

    Wonderful exposure to students and an ability to help people.
    A laid back environment with excellent people to work with.

    Cons

    Perhaps more opportunities to progress to higher level management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the warm atmosphere and excellent hiring process!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great colleagues, terrible management

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I worked at Aston University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Felt like a community of colleagues

    Cons

    Top management team overly political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hemorrhaging talents

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Research Fellow

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I worked at Aston University as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    good balance between private life and work. Many tools and fundings to promote your research

    Cons

    No mentors helping you to progress your career.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Excellent

    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I worked at Aston University as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great company benefits such as pension scheme, flexible working hours.
    Personal growth is encouraged through courses.

    Cons

    Had an early Monday start!

  7.  

    Really nice place to work with good guidance

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    Former Employee - Intern in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Intern in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I worked at Aston University as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice work life balance, good work environment, flexible work hours for interns

    Cons

    Less number of people in a field. More people can be added to strength academics. Costly Housing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nimble and progressive organisation

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I worked at Aston University as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Progressive, tries to be innovative and seems fairly responsive to the market. Business-minded, which means it is likely to be around for a long time.

    Cons

    Had an ambitious vision penned a few years ago for 2020 - this probably needs some adjusting. Not all managers are receptive to change. Some inadequacies in HR support /training of managers - e.g. in carrying out annual appraisals.

  9.  

    I love working here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aston University

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, sufficient resources around.

    Cons

    cannot get enough support all the time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Pleasant working conditions, however more investment in Engineering is needed. Engineering department without any tools

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aston University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Small, low pressure, friendly, helpful

    Cons

    Poor overall management, lack of ambition in many lecturers. Support Staff are not helpful, needs stronger management within engineering

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    a challenging but collegiate institution

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    Current Employee - Head of Department in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Head of Department in Birmingham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Fairly well resourced. excellent people to work with. An emphasis on fair and ethical practice. great students. pretty good opportunities for achievement to be recognized

    Cons

    tends to demand everything of everyone. the usual weaknesses in communication. Can be something of a gap between policy development and implementation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be clearer on focus, communicate it effectively and everything sure resources follow priorities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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