Loughborough University Reviews

Updated March 11, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    GOOD STUFF

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was good work...hard working but well worth it and i believe that other should take the oppurtuniy to work for such a business

    Cons

    it was slow at times and they did not always take you seriously but then again you are just an intern so what can you expect

    Advice to Management

    be more appreciative of your employees they are willing to learn, and are capable as long as you push them as much as poss


  2. Helpful (1)

    Quite interesting

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent scenery and sporting facility. Quite a friendly environment with enormous amount of team work. State of the art engineering facility.

    Cons

    Job insecurity is high. Very quiet and lonely town. Little encouragement about good work done. Unnecessary training courses that waste productive time.

    Advice to Management

    maintain the facility on ground. Encourage fellow researchers more about god work done. Be more concerned by researcher's well being.


  3. University must treat all staff members equally in every aspect!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Loughborough University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    While some departments are well managed and environment is good, things can be better!

    Cons

    Not enough investment in support staff especially those working at the sharp end!

    Advice to Management

    Put into practise what you say via strategic plan on investment in staff


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  5. Not much opportunity for students, but that seems to be changing

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loughborough University part-time

    Pros

    The careers services started an initiative called Work@Lboro, which focuses on helping students to find work during term time in Loughborough, either on campus or off. This was not around when I first started. Though I was still lucky enough for find employment with the Sports Development Centre and the IT Services. Both jobs were on a casual basis, which was perfect for students since it gave me the flexibility to study.

    Cons

    The employers did not seem to take account that being employed on a casual basis means that I might not know every detail of the workings. This was particularly true for working at the swimming pool, and I found it frustrating when I was unreasonably expected to know everything about the facility when I only work there about once or twice a month.


  6. Helpful (1)

    research

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    a lot of support for applying for fundings/contracts

    Cons

    too much competition for full time jobs

    Advice to Management

    needs a thorough feedback mechanism


  7. Studying and living

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Post Doc - Research Engineer
    Former Employee - Post Doc - Research Engineer
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Excellent reputation for their engineering disciplines and their research - Great sports facilities - Strong interdepartmental support - Great place to study

    Cons

    - Limited choice of good restaurants in town - The local bus service is overpriced

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! The universities reputation is growing internationally!


  8. Helpful (1)

    A good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good links with industry, so some networking can provide with industrial partners for research proposals. Very competitive with other universities, hence there is always a motivation, which can be really good.

    Cons

    Some departments can be biased towards some research groups, specially those which are considered the "strength of the department". So if you are in the strength groups, you would love working here, but if you are not it can be quite difficult to survive.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing in particular.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Not too bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Recommends

    Pros

    Friendly, great facilities. Fantastic sport to watch

    Cons

    management, lack of support, wages

    Advice to Management

    integration


  10. Good experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good salary is offered compared to other town universities Reputable uni Potential for further research options

    Cons

    Very small town! Rents are high compared to other towns.

    Advice to Management

    There could be programmes and trainings for further development of researchers in business areas.


  11. Great place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Loughborough University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Research groups focused and strong........

    Cons

    Basic sciences needs to be strenthened................



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