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Current Contractor - Research Assistant in Colchester, England (UK)
Current Contractor - Research Assistant in Colchester, England (UK)

I have been working at University of Essex as a contractor (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

good environment, flexible schedule, cutting-edge optical research

Cons

not many things to do in colchester, small town

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  1. It was a great environment to work in with looks of very friendly and interesting people

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    Former Contractor - Market Researcher in Colchester, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Market Researcher in Colchester, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Essex as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - university campus environment - close-knit community - generous employee packages - good transport links

    Cons

    - bureaucracy - many of the workers they are used to working at a public sector pace and therefore it can be hard to get things done quickly - the university suffers from a lack of communication between departments... and therefore it can be hard to utilise the benefits of so many intelligent individuals in one place.

    Advice to Management

    - create better communication between departments - encourage cross-department interactions - weed out the lazy and slow workers.


  2. Sticking to US Top Research Universities to Cheat in UK or Europe Research Ranking

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    Former Contractor - Lecturer (Teaching Fellow) in Colchester, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Lecturer (Teaching Fellow) in Colchester, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Essex as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very small centre campus and the building was for military use in the past. Very good teaching quality in Economics, Government, Psychology & Linguitics.

    Cons

    Very urgy central campus and the new shining chinese-stype toilet as the memorial theatre building. So, even the VC is inbelievably stupid. That's why Essex's ranking droped from around 30s to 50s in just less than a decade. Very very rubbish Essex Business School. Not matter research, teaching, administration, marketing/promoting the new B-School.... Student satisfaction is diving.


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