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Aston University Reviews

Updated May 16, 2014
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3.6 12 reviews

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Aston University Chancellor Sir John Sunderland

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    I love working here

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly colleagues, sufficient resources around.

    Conscannot get enough support all the time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nimble and progressive organisation

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

    ProsProgressive, 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.

    ConsHad 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.

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmall, low pressure, friendly, helpful

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

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

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    a challenging but collegiate institution

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

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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementbe clearer on focus, communicate it effectively and everything sure resources follow priorities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Bureacratic

    Project Management Analyst (Former Employee) Birmingham, England (UK)

    ProsThe university is situated in the city centre where you are able to reach local amenities and run errands during your breaks, if you get any breaks.

    ConsPoor management
    Progression follows favouritism
    Red Tape
    Too much admin for Lecturers
    Exploitative of good staff
    Rewarding bad staff
    Over charging students and giving them unrealistic expectations

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are one of the good managers trying to change things for the better, leave Aston, they will never listen and you can do better.

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

     

    Great Weather. Good Pay. Okay Work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI love the weather at Aston.
    I was an intern - my stipend was pretty good.

    ConsThe work was not very challenging.

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    Work life at Aston University

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Birmingham, England (UK)

    Prossports facilities, shops, events, campus life

    ConsManagerial staff and senior staff, drunken students

    Advice to Senior ManagementShare

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to finish up a placement year

    Projects Assistant (Former Employee) Birmingham, England (UK)

    ProsLoads of responsibilities given once trust is gained and one has proven himself/herself being capable of doing things on his/her own.

    ConsIt might be a little hard not having your seniors around, as they do travel a lot, meaning most of the little decisions have to be made on your own.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    It was a good learning experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible working hours.
    Friendly working environment

    ConsLack of exposure.
    Lack of quality Research.

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    Very good University to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat atmosphere, salary packages and next to the city centre

    ConsSometimes you will need a lot of patience

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