University of Kent Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. A good place to work while studying. The most obvious choice for students on campus. Understands that you study too.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Casual Barstaff in Canterbury, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Casual Barstaff in Canterbury, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Kent part-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The management understands that you're studying, and will often accommodate time-wise for this.
    It's a great way to make money while studying, to help with your student loan, especially if you have low contact hours.

    Cons

    The salary was not great, but was fair for the casual bar staff work done.
    The high staff turnover (which is understandable) means that co-workers could be good or bad, and this can change either way.

    Advice to Management

    There isn't much advice to give here, as I worked there for just under a year. Some incidents could have been handled a little better, but this is the case with everything. Hindsight is 20/20 after-all.

  2. Work as researcher

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kent

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good brand, professional outlook, nice networking opportunities

    Cons

    Less opportunities for research due to less funding

    Advice to Management

    improve your visibility and scholarship opportunities

  3. IS Web Solutions

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    Former Employee - Web Designer in Canterbury, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Web Designer in Canterbury, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Kent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Probably the best student job available to students at the university with excellent flexibility and a rigid hierarachy to help those who want to move up through the department or gain valuable experience from when graduating and moving to new jobs.

    Cons

    No overtime available. Rather short working days means that pay is limited.

    Advice to Management

    Be more brave and encourage greater diversity amongst the talents of your designers.

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  5. Job Shop excellent place for students seeking opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Kent part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Diverse array of jobs
    Organised management

    Cons

    The use of time sheets is a bit backwards
    Payment of salary is done weeks after you work

  6. Great Place to work

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    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Canterbury, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Canterbury, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Kent part-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    I gained a great deal of experience working for the university while studying for my law degree. As an ambassador my work hours were flexible, well remunerated and altogether rewarding.

    Cons

    They do treat you like a kid and they expect you to fill in time sheets every week (and you can't do this whenever you want you have to approach their office which is often closed.

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to fill time-sheets in online. Don't treat students like children.

  7. Excellent work and study environment

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at University of Kent as a contractor

    Pros

    Employers were open communicators yet allowed for free decision making and initiative from employees, beautiful environment, motivation to improve jobs position and duties

    Cons

    Sometimes coworkers are unresponsive or do not fully communicate, time off policies, job expectations were not always clearly outlined

    Advice to Management

    Continue to ask employees about ways to improve the job

  8. postgrad finance and econ

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kent full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great teachers, a lot of knowledge to gain, good life balance

    Cons

    too intense, exam period is beyond stressfull and the course is sometimes too theoretical

  9. Fantastic experience with excellent people.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Outreach Demonstrator in Canterbury, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Outreach Demonstrator in Canterbury, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Kent as a contractor (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Rewarding work teaching. Good pay.

    Cons

    Not enough available working hours.

  10. Inspiring, creative, supportive and socially uplifting

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Canterbury, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Canterbury, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Kent full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great connections and networking amidst a creative inspiring atmosphere.

    Cons

    The Rochester campus is very inaccessible if the lift is out of order as it's built on a very steep hill and has many many stairs!

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time at ground level with the staff who are in direct contact with the students on a daily basis to understand the issues that need addressing.

  11. Average University with Average students good course though

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at University of Kent as an intern (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Teachers, My course content, nice ppl once u get 2 know them

    Cons

    Students, nothing to do, expensive.

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