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Cardiff University Reviews in Cardiff, Wales

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
12 Reviews
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12 Reviews
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Cardiff University President & Vice-Chancellor Colin Riordan
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  1.  

    Good graduate employer!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Cardiff, Wales (UK)

    I have been working at Cardiff University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Highly recommend for new graduates or job changers. GOod work/life balance, excellent pay structure, staff benefits good and holiday entitlement generous.

    Cons

    Career Progression often limited unless you are willing to move departments.When change comes it comes fast and with fury throughout the whole organisation - so the ability to cope with change is needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More roles between grade 2 - 5 to provide more progression opportunties.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Chilled out experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Cardiff, Wales (UK)

    I have been working at Cardiff University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The work involves lot of communication and involvement

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Job! I loved working you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  3.  

    Full of opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Cardiff, Wales (UK)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Colleagues are in it for themselves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fixed term contgract uncertainty

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cardiff, Wales (UK)

    I have been working at Cardiff University

    Pros

    big emplyer where everybody is threated with respect

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Postdoc work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cardiff, Wales (UK)

    I have been working at Cardiff University

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Fixed 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cardiff, Wales (UK)

    I have been working at Cardiff University

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Please, give them a course to develop some basics of people management.

  8.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cardiff, Wales (UK)

    I have been working at Cardiff University

    Pros

    By 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont be afraid to be innovative. It pays in the long term.

    Recommends

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