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Updated June 14, 2015
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Manchester Metropolitan University Chancellor Dianne Thompson
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  1. Incestuous and insidious

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at Manchester Metropolitan University (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Dedicated staff, students. Terms and conditions of service.

    Cons

    Make sure you are able to suck up to the VC. Do not question management or you will be branded a troublemaker. HR pointless.

    Advice to Management

    Leave and make room for people who care about students and staff.


  2. Excellent place to work

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    Current Employee - Academic Administrator in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Academic Administrator in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Manchester Metropolitan University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    steady rate of pay (increases by £1,000 every year until you reach the maximum for your particular grade / salary band) positive working environment excellent awareness and support for those with a disability very flexible working hours

    Cons

    You get paid on the last working day of the month which can be particularly problematic during Christmas and New Year

    Advice to Management

    would love even more opportunity to train and further my knowledge. We have the chance to discuss this in our annual PDRs but I wonder whether a quarterly optional sit down might be useful where employees can pitch courses they would to go on that might benefit their work


  3. Great staff stifled by poor leadership and senior management promoting sel-interest.

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    Former Employee - Central Support in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Central Support in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at Manchester Metropolitan University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lot's of great staff wanting and trying to make a difference.

    Cons

    Generally managers only concerned about self-interest. If you're not a sycophantic "yes person" they'll find a way to get rid of you or make your life hell until you leave. Lots of incestuous relationships. HR a total waste of space and an insult to their profession.

    Advice to Management

    Actually engage and listen to staff. Don't take criticism as an insult, but use it to develop the university.


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  5. A fantastic workplace full of creative, imaginative and positive people

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    Current Employee - Administrator in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Administrator in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Manchester Metropolitan University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Positive and polite staff and a genuine sense of providing something world class. Great IT and technology with some really modern buildings.

    Cons

    As with any organisation there are some long serving staff who don't like the fact that it isn't what it used to be but there aren't too many of them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going with the ambitious projects and developing the brand.


  6. Full time PhD student, teaching demonstrator in part time.

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    Current Employee - Demonstrator in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Demonstrator in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Manchester Metropolitan University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Full studentship and excellent supervisor team and good research environment.

    Cons

    work-life balance, high pressure of deadline of PhD work.


  7. Not for ambitious one, good for work/life balance

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    Current Employee - MMU Intern in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - MMU Intern in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Manchester Metropolitan University full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Stress free and clean work environment, friendly and supportive colleagues.

    Cons

    Slow to adapt to the latest in the technology. A bit of chaos in managing the IT infrastructure.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and implement a mentoring program for developing and retaining best talents in the existing employees.


  8. Very Poorly Managed

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Manchester Metropolitan University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Some good people work at MMU who, against all the odds and despite poor management, manage to keep students and staff on track

    Cons

    Senior managers' self interest dominates proceedings. Only if one is a sycophantic yes person can one get on.

    Advice to Management

    Change or be changed.


  9. Great experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lector in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Lector in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at Manchester Metropolitan University

    Pros

    My experience was great overall. Great people and students are eager to learn fast. Relaxed atmosphere. Overall just great.

    Cons

    Lack of feedback on your work. HR are not easy to reach or contact. Managers are not very comprehensive sometimes.


  10. Generally cushy number, but sucks your will to live. Don't bother reaching for the stars, no reward for it.

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    Former Employee - Support Staff in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Support Staff in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at Manchester Metropolitan University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    All the sick leave and lateness you can eat. Lots of holidays, flexible working hours. Easy location to reach in the city centre, good pension scheme.

    Cons

    Management are very autocratic, not interested in the ideas staff have. Too unionised, everything is a big deal. A slow moving behemoth run by a poor leader and his hand picked coterie of management staff. Too many changes started in one go. Finish one thing before you move on to another! Vice Chancellor's attitude is too bombastic with staff.

    Advice to Management

    Have respect for your workers, they are your #1 asset, believe it or not. Management treat them as a necessary evil. Don't kowtow to the unions so much, break the shackles. Be creative with incentive schemes, don't be afraid to reward success and react to underachievement.



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