Cardiff University
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www.cf.ac.uk Cardiff, United Kingdom 500 to 999 Employees

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Cardiff University President & Vice-Chancellor Colin Riordan

Colin Riordan


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    Chilled out experience

    Student Ambassador (Current Employee)
    Cardiff, Wales (UK)

    ProsThe work involves lot of communication and involvement

    ConsSometimes little stressful during busy times but that the nature of the job

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat Job! I loved working you

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

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    Full of opportunities

    Research Assistant (Former Employee)
    Cardiff, Wales (UK)

    ProsOne to one management meetings where opinions are gauged and acted upon

    ConsColleagues are in it for themselves

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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    Fixed term contgract uncertainty

    Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Cardiff, Wales (UK)

    Prosbig emplyer where everybody is threated with respect

    ConsResearch Associates work on fixed term contract and are expected to go when the project ends. This help keep the cost employers low.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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    Postdoc work

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Current Employee)
    Cardiff, Wales (UK)

    ProsGood city, good university. Nice atmosphere at work. Good quality of research. Cardiff is a nice city with parks and seafront.

    ConsFixed term contract running out in 3 years. No possibility of extending the contract. In a Postdoc it is sometimes hard to motivate yourself.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCardiff University is a good university doing top level international research. It would be nice to see the research funding increased.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    There are better places to work in, but not a lot.

    Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Cardiff, Wales (UK)

    ProsGreat job flexibility and training are the strongest points. You can leave at pretty much any time and stay as long as you want provided the job is done, although this may depend a lot on your supervisor. You have also strong trainign opportunities with many courses running and there is a Lifelong Learning Centre related to the university for more serious stuff.

    ConsThe promotions of internal staff are not really promoted and some people is not really helpful. The IT service is particularly bad. the network can be down any time and you receive loads of spam. States also takes ages to sort anything out, so youd better have some basic tools at hand.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease, give them a course to develop some basics of people management.

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    Good work/life balance, but may turn into a dead end.

    Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Cardiff, Wales (UK)

    ProsBy far the best thing of working at Cardiff University is the Work/Life balance. In my job I have utter felxibility and self-responsability is assumed since the first day, which is a good thing if you have it. The university is also placing a good amount of effort to attract the best candidates offering astonishing annual leaves and salaries conmensurate with the top British Universities, even thoug Cardiff is still a cheap place to live in. I would also like to highlight the commitment the make to career development and the sucess of several groups in competing for funds.

    ConsIsolation, horrid IT service. Services scattered thougout the city.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDont be afraid to be innovative. It pays in the long term.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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