There are newer employer reviews for University of Leeds

 

Freedom to investigate within projects

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
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.

No opinion of CEO

35 Other Employee Reviews for University of Leeds (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Pretty good place to do your PhD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Does Leeds Lead?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in Leeds, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Leeds

    Pros

    A good amount of flexibility of hours and working practices can be found. It varies from department to department, however there is a definite emphasis on trying to get work life balance right, if not always communicated that well.

    Cons

    Slow to make decisions, just because you are an academic doesn't make you a good manager or good at setting strategy for running a large organisation.

    Did I mention slow???

    Politics.....and ego's, may be not that different from corporates after all!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out there and work in industry and bring your experience back, or at least stop hiding from it.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for University of Leeds

Worked for University of Leeds? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.