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University of Birmingham Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
29 Reviews
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  1.  

    Receptionidt

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Birmingham

    Pros

    Nice friendly people to work wit, Good pay and a good atmosphere. Good sense of community

    Cons

    Unorganized in their shifts - would only know a week in advance which became frustrating when trying to make long term plans.
    Would frequently be called in at the very last minute

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    research experience

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Researcher in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The university has excellent facilities and good staff. They are cooperative.

    Cons

    Nothing to say...good salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A whirlwind of new experiences, interesting people and enjoyable challenges.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Birmingham part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours as a Student Ambassador surrounded by a great group of friendly individuals who thoroughly enjoyed their time working together and providing the highest level of service.

    Cons

    Daytime working hours sometimes made it difficult to make myself available to work due to course commitments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more supervisors on site during big open days and make sure everything from a logistical point of view is organised and ready before the morning of the open day!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Learnt a lot and worked with great people

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

    I worked at University of Birmingham part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working in a prestigious university like Birmingham has been great for my career. I was given good training and support throughout my time there.

    Cons

    No specific cons to be honest, it was all pretty good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Used to be a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Birmingham as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is an average-to-good working environment. There is flexibility in working times and length of contracts..

    Cons

    The management does not care much for employees. There are constant changes in the institution's college-level and departamental administrative structure, which means there is no contunity to initiatives or institutional programmes. Salaries have stayed practically the same for four years despite a massive increase in tuition fees for students and the vast endowment, income and revenue that the university has generated over the last years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees. There is no culture of investment in human resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Birmingham

    Pros

    study at Birmingham University was a great experience

    Cons

    there is no obvious con

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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  8.  

    Challenging but rewarding environment!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PhD Researcher
    Current Employee - PhD Researcher

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    I have had a lot of support from the staff.

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

    I have been working at University of Birmingham as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Less support from support staff such as Finances and IT services

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training opportunities and support for career development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome, simply awesome.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Honorary Research Fellow in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Honorary Research Fellow in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Birmingham as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    As 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 ManagementAdvice

    extra guidance to non permanent members of staff would be good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Enlightening and very enjoyable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This 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

    Cons

    Unfortunately, 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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