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Convinced me to leave Southampton

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Southampton, England (UK)
Current Employee - Research Associate in Southampton, England (UK)

I have been working at University of Southampton as a contractor for more than a year

Pros

Good engineering facilities when they work. Nice central campus with pretty gardens. Generous vacation allowance. Bus station on campus allowing for easy transportation links to city centre, airport, and London.

Cons

Administration does not take ownership of administrative tasks. Line managers are not suitably trained. Work/life balance is poor and is not taken into consideration by management. For early career researchers there is very little chance for future progression.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus less on strategy and pay more attention to making staff happier.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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    Being a researcher at the ORC-UoS

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow  in  Southampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Southampton, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Southampton as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    In some departments the research environment is very vital and full of ideas. Most of the research/support staff are nice people. Availability of research equipment is impressive.

    Cons

    The University has dramatically reduced the support staff so sometimes it takes long time to have things done due to overload on the remaining ones.

    The University should invest more for keeping their good researchers with longer time perspectives for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should invest in more long term (5 years minimum) employment for research staff to allow them plan and develop their research agenda.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    I receive respect for my performance and I am being treated fair.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Current Employee - PhD Student

    I have been working at University of Southampton

    Pros

    The career development opportunities are really good and every line manager is trained to support your personal development. Also, the campus is really nice and multicultural..

    Cons

    Southampton itself is not so great as a city, but the Univesity offers many chances to meet other like-minded people and organises events to meet them. i.e. there is a a theatre and music hall on campus. not to mention the sports facilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please update the website and make it easier to navigate. It has grown so big and some services are not connected to each other. Sometimes one finds a site from before the last update.

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