De Montfort University Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
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  1. A great place to work

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Leicester, England (UK)

    I worked at De Montfort University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    A great place to work with great pople and excellent pay. The hours are also very flexible and suitable for students who need extra income

    Cons

    There were not really any negatives for working at DMU since the work can be easily tailored to suit the employee. If you live nearby it is easy to reach but if you live further out it can be slightly harder to get to

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really to add

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. An institution with a positive attitude and a few flies in the ointment.

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    Current Employee - Part Time/Seasonal Lecturer in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Part Time/Seasonal Lecturer in Leicester, England (UK)

    I have been working at De Montfort University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent facilities, both professional, social, and personal: Including a gym, cycle maintenance, computer maintenance and healthcare facility, multiple cafes and eateries, and the usual professional facilities you would expect from a university.

    A positive outlook to staff training and development.

    Continual development and improvement of campus buildings.

    Cons

    A lacklustre IT department who can be difficult to get a positive response from.

    A sometimes difficult to fathom administrative system (with regards to HR and middle management).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a review of technical support staff in specific locations, and of central IT management, as this department often feels unresponsive.

    Consider finding ways to reduce class sizes for practical lab sessions in the faculty of technology, as equipment (and sometimes staff) can be overstretched by lab groups of 15 or more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Having a great time working here!!!

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    Current Contractor - Residence Staff in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Residence Staff in Leicester, England (UK)

    I have been working at De Montfort University as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Can contact my manager easily to ask for time off, which is normally approved given at least 3 days of notice. Was given training for all aspects of the job, and trust me there was lots of training.

    Cons

    Felt that the managers directly senior to me were being constricted by their managers... some ideas I thought were awesome was not approved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Giving opportunities to work in international environments

    Current Employee - International Student Ambassador in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - International Student Ambassador in Leicester, England (UK)

    I have been working at De Montfort University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    International environments, and good payment system

    Cons

    lack of real time vacancies updating for special events

  6. Research at DMU

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at De Montfort University

    Pros

    Very satisfied with my supervisor

    Cons

    The infrastructure for research is poor.

  7. DMU is a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Lecturer
    Current Employee - Lecturer

    I have been working at De Montfort University

    Pros

    Up and coming university with clear vision of improving its ranking

    Cons

    teaching load clouds research focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more focus on research

  8. Good for experience

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    Former Employee - Technician
    Former Employee - Technician

    I worked at De Montfort University

    Pros

    Good facilities and environment
    Helpful colleagues

    Cons

    Very hard to get promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more equal opportunities

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