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University of Birmingham Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2014
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4.0 24 reviews

33% Approve of the CEO

University of Birmingham Chancellor Nicholas Dominic Cadbury

Nicholas Dominic Cadbury

(3 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosstudy at Birmingham University was a great experience

    Consthere is no obvious con

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    Challenging but rewarding environment!

    PhD Researcher (Current Employee)

    ProsBeautiful campus, good collaborations with industry, world class research, nice staff, flexible hours, plenty of opportunities to learn and develop

    ConsResearch funding shortage, not many academic opportunities available, the reputation was declining but I hope it will recover soon

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I have had a lot of support from the staff.

    Honorary Research Fellow (Current Employee) Birmingham, England (UK)

    ProsSupport from colleagues, friendly environment of the department, professional work place and good equipment

    ConsLess support from support staff such as Finances and IT services

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore training opportunities and support for career development

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome, simply awesome.

    Honorary Research Fellow (Current Employee) Birmingham, England (UK)

    ProsGreat university, I spent 8 years there as a student before working here after going away elsewhere. The campus is beautiful, and calm and peaceful with an academic feel. Everyone is friendly, it has a great reputation and does some truly great science.

    ConsAs with all academic jobs it is difficult to fine a permanent position here but that's to be expected. The pay is average for the type of work but not low. I honestly find it tricky to find any downsides.

    Advice to Senior Managementextra guidance to non permanent members of staff would be good.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Enlightening and very enjoyable

    PhD Student (Current Employee) Birmingham, England (UK)

    ProsThis is a brilliant university with many leading academics. It is set in beautiful grounds and not too far away from the centre of Birmingham which has everything you could possibly need

    ConsUnfortunately, the university does seem to acquire the necessary funds to complete all of the research it would like, and so competition from money is fierce.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Higher management do not know what is going on

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDepends on who you work with. Flexibility

    ConsOpportunities limited. A lot of decisions made by higher management, are not necessarily beneficial, and could be harmful

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    Casual work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe money was better than you'd get elsewhere, so long as you're working for the University and not for the exploitative Guild of Students.

    ConsThe casual nature of work is taken full advantage of. You're treated as utterly disposable, have zero rights and zero chance to state your case. I was removed from work due to lies told by an ex-girlfriend with an axe to grind and was shown the door without so much as a "thank you" or a chance to defend myself.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees with the respect that they deserve - though the nature of your contracts mean that you can do as you please with them remember that you're looking for the best - and if you're going to treat your workforce badly you're going to struggle to find anyone willing to work for you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    mixed bag

    Research Assistant (Former Employee) Birmingham, England (UK)

    Prosgood facilities for clinical research

    Consdifficult progression through career. Clinically oriented environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to advise and assist with career progression

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Work

    Finance Assistant (Current Employee)

    ProsVery nice working culture. Got along with everyone

    ConsThere aren't too many growth opportunities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Postgraduate researcher

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly staff and Flexible hours

    ConsLow pay, and only good for those looking into academia.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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