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University of Exeter Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great expanding institution with a thriving academic community

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Exeter, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Exeter, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Exeter part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Leading on research on climate change, from the physical to the social aspects of it

    Cons

    Location is remote within the UK and bad access to international airports and fast trains to London (which are also very vulnerable to flooding, making journeys out of Exeter very long and exhausting)

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Lots of freedom for personal development, changing the status quo can be tough

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Exeter full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Lots of perks to working within education sector (discounts etc)
    - Tons of holiday and time in lieu accepted
    - Interesting and varied projects because of working with students
    - Quite informal atmosphere - young organisation with a good social life

    Cons

    - Lack of adhesion to deadlines with clients can be hard, students don't appreciate professionalism
    - Tiny budgets with unrealistic expectations
    - Students are fickle, need to keep up with trends but convincing anyone to change processes is really hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the people you hire to be the experts advise in those areas - you'll benefit hugely.

    Recommends
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  3.  

    Great experience working as a full time PhD scholar at University of Exeter

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    Current Employee - PhD  in  Exeter, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD in Exeter, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Exeter full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The research facilities are very good to learn more and more.
    The professors are supportive and make sure that you do your job. There are presentations, literature review and exams in first year of PhD to confirm that students are able to go foward. A very nice, straight forward and clean process.

    Cons

    The PhD stipends are not that great. Specially the salaries are limited for 3 years only which is definitely not a sufficient time to finish your research work.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    GOod

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Exeter part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Teachers were knowledgeable and helpful.

    Cons

    Not may opportunitties to network your way.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    So far, so good, lots of pressure to innovate and expand the business

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Exeter

    Pros

    Reasonable pay, holiday, good location, interesting

    Cons

    Parking, lack of communication and teamwork, little interdisciplinarity

  7.  

    A strong Student Union with a fair and flexible work environment for students and ex-students alike.

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

    I worked at University of Exeter full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is great working at the Exeter University Students' Guild as you get to have a direct impact on the positive experiences that the Guild provides for the 15,000 students studying at the University of Exeter. The Guild is a fun place to work and they are very flexible for building a good balance between your work and your studies / life. There is generally an openness to new ideas and bringing your own edge to a role, even if it's not always possible to accomodate every idea.

    Cons

    Most of the negatives of the work environment at the Students' Guild are common across all Student Unions. Being a relatively flat organisation with many small teams, it is hard to find opportunities for advancement within the Guild itself, as there simply are not many positions to move into. Some areas of the management structure are a little weak and I believe this to be due to the fact that many people are promoted to management positions in order to keep members of staff in the organisation (to provide advancement options), even if they are not yet suited to a management role. However, I believe that Exeter Guild is strong amongst it's peers in many of these regards, which makes it a great place to work if you are looking to work in the Student Union sector.

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  8.  

    Working at the university of exeter

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Exeter

    Pros

    Great area, nice campus, friendly people

    Cons

    The pay is relatively poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better incentivisation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Review

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

    I have been working at University of Exeter full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working environment, good benefits and opportunities to move about within the company.

    Cons

    Not enough "staff only" space, for relaxing/eating lunch etc...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Climate System research - Land surface modelling

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    Current Employee - Early Stage Researcher  in  Exeter, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Early Stage Researcher in Exeter, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Exeter full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Location, staff, networking, metoffice, flexibility

    Cons

    office space and parking space

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Messy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Exeter, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exeter, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Exeter

    Pros

    The ability to balance personal and work is good.
    The social aspEct is a good thing, enabling you to meet and socialise with similar individuals.

    Cons

    Pay is not spectacular.
    Hours can be long.
    Messy describes alot of the way things are run here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management structure is messy, managers ar competent but somehing falls down somewhere. Casual staff are good but are managed inefficiently.

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