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Good place to work with some bureaucracy

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Beautiful city located in the North of England.

Cons

Bit isolated, and although Newcastle is near, it's still a bit too far.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Durham

  1. Helpful (1)

    Ambitious theoretically but limited by budget and management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Durham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Durham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Durham full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good area of the country for work/life balance Modern campus

    Cons

    Old boys club is prevalent in committees and promotion/recruitment schemes Slightly delusional management team who are far too proud of their modest achievements Too many senior staff not willing to lecture leaving junior staff overwhelmed with teaching committments.

    Advice to Management

    Foster young talent rather than recruiting "senior staff" looking for a final pay-day.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Satisfying environment. Some of the best UK students. Salary good.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professor in Durham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Professor in Durham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great very pretty small town - good facilities for kids. Reasonable emphasis on research and bureaucrats can be mostly avoided!

    Cons

    The organisation is a bit centralised with edicts coming from the centre. Remedial classes required for incoming students but this is true for the whole UK now. A bit too much focus on the "student experience".

    Advice to Management

    My main advice would be to let the experts you hire be expert. Also often the University only tries (and fails) to retain the best people once they have job offers from elsewhere - try harder to retain people before they feel they even need to look elsewhere.


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