University of Leeds

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If you like to get things done, this is not the place for you

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Current Employee - Lecturer in Leeds, England (UK)
Current Employee - Lecturer in Leeds, England (UK)

I have been working at University of Leeds

Pros

Very flexible re. work balance. Lectures are not really expected to be there at their offices other than when teaching. If they can find some conference or research project, then they can actually live hundreds of miles away and show up once a month.

Cons

Clogged by paperwork. This is not an innovative or creative place. This is a bureaucracy. Everything done in here is about making sure the Uni is not sued. Staff are afraid of students and students show little interest in staff. Research is about publications, not about knowledge.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get a vision that is inspirational. More publications, more students and survival is not a vision. It is a cop out.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Freedom to investigate within projects

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Leeds, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Leeds

    Pros

    Great company pension contribution and work is limited to EU time constraints (although, personally I favour project management which gets the job done and not partially done within the time constraints).

    Cons

    Bosses are pushed towards publications meaning work can be highly pressured (but that is how I work best) and performance is rated on attainment and not attempts, so to be successful one has to not only work hard but work accurately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more pro-active on training the people who can be leaders in their current field but also in other opportunities that may come their way. Better training in different applied skills would be greatly appreciated.

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    Pretty good place to do your PhD

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Leeds, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Leeds

    Pros

    Good facilities, good location, large body of experience to draw from, good social life, good range of professional development courses

    Cons

    Long hours, limited opportunities to advance, lots of cut backs at the moment resulting in poor job security, poor car parking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discuss changes with people on the ground rather than making changes that make no sense to the everyday running of the company

    Recommends
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