University of Bath Reviews

Updated June 15, 2015
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  1. Excellent

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bath, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bath, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Bath part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very supportive and creative environment - able to share space with leading academics and professionals. Can be very open to ideas from all levels of team - will listen to problem solving ideas and actually put them in to practice.

    Cons

    Low pay for standard of work expected. Digitally backwards in some departments. Can be left to self manage a little too much.

    Advice to Management

    Tap in to skills of staff and develop them - be more task driven.


  2. Completely depends on the department / manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bath, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bath, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Bath full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of people I spoke to really enjoy working at the university - lots of benefits and facilities

    Cons

    Each staff member's experience is completely dependant on who their manager is, there is no consistency of approach across departments or managers

    Advice to Management

    Take action when you know there is an HR issue - don't just ignore it. Make managers more accountable for their actions with regards to the staff they supervise.


  3. Not great for career progression in academia

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Fellow in Bath, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Teaching Fellow in Bath, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Bath (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Comfortable city
    Good post for PhD graduates with no teaching experience

    Cons

    Teaching load is onerous
    You will have no time to work for publications
    No systematic career development support for early career researchers in this post.


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  5. Fairly good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Bath full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff and compact campus means it's relatively easy to access all areas. Well respected Uni with good student intakes.

    Cons

    Salaries for many roles are poor for the sector and area. Not really much in the way of benefits.


  6. A very good university with reputation. highest satisfaction in UK. Probably because it's a small-scale campus uni.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chair of Postgraduate Assiciation in Bath, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Chair of Postgraduate Assiciation in Bath, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Bath part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Pretty Campus, engaging Student Union, a lots of events going on on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Library , always busy, lunchtime could be the worst time. The food supply is not good as expected


  7. Okish

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Officer in Bath, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Officer in Bath, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Bath full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Unsupervised. Can come and go as we please. Very little monitoring on work done. Well paid.

    Cons

    Demotivating environment. Any attempts at taking initiative is mocked. Line manager will postpone meeting for months. Contradictory requests.

    Advice to Management

    Check whether your employees actually come to work. Consider motivating them to do work.


  8. Good!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Bath, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Bath, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent technical testing facilities and personel

    Cons

    After 3 years you are more or less forced to leave as they stop paying you. You even start paying fees from that point. But that is common in the UK.


  9. Good for undergrads, one of the worst for postgrads

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Researcher in Bath, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Researcher in Bath, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Happy and noisy undergrads
    Uni has money and seem to be expanding
    Good sport facilities and societies
    Beautiful town with lots of parks and old buildings
    Close to lively and cosmopolitan Bristol

    Cons

    Support for postgrads to succeed in academia is almost nonexistent, most of the postgrads have no idea on what they are missing until its very late. Most of PhDs struggle to find a job even out of academia.
    Racism and sexism are more prevalent than other 3 campus I experienced in UK
    Our department, Biology and Biochemistry, is very crowded and there are ongoing wars over lab space while uni builds more accommodations and a building for art and societies to keep undergrads happy! I've heard similar stories from couple of other departments.

    Rent and commodities are quite expensive as town's main industry is tourism everything is a bit more expensive.
    Town is awfully crowded during weekends and any holiday, residents are mainly elderly conservatives.

    * If you are a postgrad or a post-doc consider all your options and research uni's record on postgrad satisfaction and reports on quality of research

    Advice to Management

    University lacks infrastructure to support research


  10. student

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Bath

    Pros

    good university, studied aerospace engineering, good teaching and project work, also good campus life

    Cons

    Night life is not as good as other places


  11. Great to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Open Day Helper in Bath, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Open Day Helper in Bath, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Bath part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I was paid on time, although on the day I worked I had just missed a payroll day so had to wait for the next month. However this was all explained at the time and sure enough it came through on time. The atmosphere at Bath University is very friendly and the campus is beautiful.

    Cons

    The campus buildings aren't as nice as the city centre, though they are functional. However it is well landscaped and very green.

    Advice to Management

    Good job, keep up the good work. Maybe build some more attractive buildings!



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