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University of Essex Reviews

Updated May 11, 2014
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3.2 6 reviews

0% Approve of the CEO

University of Essex Vice-Chancellor Anthony Forster

Anthony Forster

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    PhD student

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe departments are small so it's easy to get to see people you need to speak to and most people are very helpful. There has been a lot of new development recently so many if the facilities are new ... Eg computer meeting areas in one of the many cafés on campus.

    ConsIt's not one of the top Academic institutions or in London so you can feel a bit out of touch with the front line. The small size can mean some facilities are lacking but research is geared towards the facilities they do have.

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

     

    good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosusual university benefits, close to london

    Consslow bureacratic setup, research focus varies between groups and departments

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    Awesome

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Colchester, England (UK)

    Prosgood environment, flexible schedule, cutting-edge optical research

    Consnot many things to do in colchester, small town

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a great environment to work in with looks of very friendly and interesting people

    Market Researcher (Former Employee) Colchester, England (UK)

    Pros- university campus environment
    - close-knit community
    - generous employee packages
    - good transport links

    Cons- bureaucracy
    - many of the workers they are used to working at a public sector pace and therefore it can be hard to get things done quickly
    - the university suffers from a lack of communication between departments... and therefore it can be hard to utilise the benefits of so many intelligent individuals in one place.

    Advice to Senior Management- create better communication between departments
    - encourage cross-department interactions
    - weed out the lazy and slow workers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sticking to US Top Research Universities to Cheat in UK or Europe Research Ranking

    Lecturer (Teaching Fellow) (Former Employee) Colchester, England (UK)

    ProsVery small centre campus and the building was for military use in the past.
    Very good teaching quality in Economics, Government, Psychology & Linguitics.

    ConsVery urgy central campus and the new shining chinese-stype toilet as the memorial theatre building. So, even the VC is inbelievably stupid. That's why Essex's ranking droped from around 30s to 50s in just less than a decade.
    Very very rubbish Essex Business School. Not matter research, teaching, administration, marketing/promoting the new B-School....
    Student satisfaction is diving.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stay away if you can

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Colchester, England (UK)

    ProsGood working hours
    Simple working practise

    Consno career progression.
    Lots of people in union related posts not doing any work

    Advice to Senior Managementget rid of redundant and too much old staff

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