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University of Kent Reviews

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    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 an year)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent work and study environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Continue to ask employees about ways to improve the job

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    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

    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fantastic experience with excellent people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outreach Demonstrator in Canterbury, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Outreach Demonstrator in Canterbury, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Rewarding work teaching. Good pay.

    Cons

    Not enough available working hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Inspiring, creative, supportive and socially uplifting

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Average University with Average students good course though

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Students, nothing to do, expensive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    diverse and rewarding

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    Current Employee - Casual Worker in Canterbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Casual Worker in Canterbury, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Kent

    Pros

    great variety of jobs, great sense of community, great pay and progression routes. Staff are all professional, hard working, and good fun. it is a really nice place to work and Canterbury itself is beautiful.

    Cons

    you sometimes feel that the management have favourites that they pick to work events but they do give everyone a chance and are keen for new employees to get stuck in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less intimidating interview and selection process, i found it very stressful but well worth it!

    Recommends
  10.  

    Poor management but a decent place to work otherwise.

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    Current Employee - Associate Lecturer in Canterbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Lecturer in Canterbury, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Kent

    Pros

    Nice facilities and a beautiful campus. The university offers good opportunity for other training. The other staff are generally friendly. Nice location in Canterbury.

    Cons

    Poor management and even poorer communication between departments. People are often stuck on minute details they forget about the person and circumstances involved. All about who you know not how you perform. Many times people seem incapable of doing anything that isn't directly within their job description nor do they point you in the right direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on communicating between departments. Train your staff in customer service and in how to find out information even if outside of their job description.

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