University of Bedfordshire Reviews

Updated May 21, 2015
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  1. Can end up institutionalised

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Bedfordshire full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    facilities ok
    most staff are great
    good sausage in canteen

    Cons

    death by committee.
    macho careerist approach appreciated by snr management
    limited creativity
    money spent on buildings not staff

    Advice to Management

    appreciate staff that go the extra mile. listen to negative feedback rather than just trying to squash.
    live the values institution meant to stand for


  2. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Milton Keynes, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Bedfordshire

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family friendly well trained staff

    Cons

    Bonuses could be better but doable

    Advice to Management

    Focus its great work here


  3. Worked for 4years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Bedfordshire

    Pros

    Friendly and diverse university better than what people think of and flexible.

    Cons

    Not much focused, favorism, contacts are important .


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  5. Education, University of Bedfordshire

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Bedfordshire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Some ood administrative support, some competent colleagues, some flexibility in working times. Excellent library staff.

    Cons

    Very poor management, particularly at departmental level. Some very poor teaching. Only a small proportion of staff have a PhD and are research-active. Lots of bullying.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to/consult with staff more frequently. Develop retention measures for committed staff. Stop offering management positions to people who are not qualified academics. Develop and implement anti-bullying policy. Ensure that students meet certain standards before they are offered a place.


  6. Perpetual oppression and bureaucracy

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    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in Luton, East of England, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Bedfordshire full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some flexible working, though this is being eroded

    Cons

    Poor to non-existant leadership, at all levels in most departments
    'Bums-on-seats' student recruitment philosophy
    Workplace bullying rife, and unchallenged by HR
    Complex bureaucracy and hierarchy militate against creativity and creative approaches to teaching
    No upward career mobility beyond PL from within

    Advice to Management

    Flatten the hierarchy
    Address and eliminate bullying
    Develop leaders from within
    Work with an action inquiry approach to overcome the above shortcomings


  7. Process Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Bedfordshire

    Pros

    Good work environment. Adequate starting compensation to meet basic needs as well as save for the future.
    Well planned factory setting.

    Cons

    Incessant laying off of non performing staff.
    Senior staff and managers too bossy.
    No opportunity for career growth is the most prevailing factor hindering progression

    Advice to Management

    Reduce performance targets and offer more training time to new staff


  8. good place to learn work ethics while studying

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    Current Intern - Work Placement in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Work Placement in Luton, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Bedfordshire as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    can get lots of experience

    Cons

    noticed nothing everything was seem to be perfect


  9. very good work placement

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    Former Intern - Admissions Support in Luton, South West England, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Admissions Support in Luton, South West England, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Bedfordshire as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    can learn lot of things in work placement if selected in good department..

    Cons

    no recognition for hard working students


  10. University of Bedfordshire

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Bedfordshire full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great team, interesting work, appreciated

    Cons

    crisis situations are not fun

    Advice to Management

    Do not fall into the trap of under appreciating employees


  11. Painful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luton, South West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luton, South West England, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Bedfordshire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Convenient for transport, shops
    You can get lost in the system
    low standards expected as low as managerial skills

    Cons

    Extremely low quality teaching levels
    Money matters above all
    will accept anyone if they pay

    Advice to Management

    Deal with the basic problems
    learn to walk before you run
    Get more staff to deal with basic issues
    cut down on the amount of meetings you don't need it
    Have the guts to get rid of troublemakers



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