University of Reading

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A place where people are passionate and committed but poorly served by the low level of leadership and management.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at University of Reading

Pros

Great location; pleasant, loyal and able colleagues.

Cons

Sadly and institution long past its prime and living on a (declining) reputation. The take over by University of Reading has not worked due to 1) no strategy for combining the best of both places and 2) very poor HR decisions (wiping out all the small, but important staff legacy working conditions at Henley) 3) absent or incompetent management/leadership skills. A case of 'physician heal thyself'!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start practising what (your programmes) preach - consult your staff and develop a strategy that inspires and makes sense; put 100% more effort into coaching and bringing together staff/teams; stop wasting time on trying to win business which has more to do with vanity than business sense

8 Other Employee Reviews for University of Reading (View Most Recent)

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    Interesting and laid back

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    Current Employee - IT Staff in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Reading, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Reading

    Pros

    Educational environment
    Flexible but at the same time strict
    Reliable job that will not let anyone down
    Location is nice and close to London

    Cons

    Repetitive routines that are too repetitive and finally it is a real pain to work with all the procedures before doing anything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make work more fun a place where everyone can enjoy and feel like they're working not because they're looking forward to the final salary but because they're doing something challenging

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    University of Reading - Telephone Fundraiser

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    Former Employee - Telephone Fundraiser in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Telephone Fundraiser in Reading, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Reading

    Pros

    The University of Reading is a very organised University that offers a variety of jobs with competitive pay. Depending on the job, you are able to progress quickly to higher levels of authority.

    Cons

    Staff turnover is quite often high at the University of Reading. Interviews are fairly gruelling due to many applications from students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My experience with the leadership at the University of Reading was a positive one. Management are quick to let you know if you have done well and are very helpful in making sure you achieve the best you can.

    Recommends
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