University of Leeds
3.6 of 5 29 reviews
www.leeds.ac.uk Leeds, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

University of Leeds Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
University of Leeds – Leeds – “University of Leeds”

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3.6 29 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

University of Leeds Vice Chancellor Michael Arthur

Michael Arthur

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88% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Pleasant and rewarding

    Student Ambassador (Former Employee)
    Leeds, England (UK)

    ProsA friendly community and pays well

    ConsNo cons come to mind

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are doing a great job, keep it up and don't become complacent

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

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    university of Leeds PhD researcher

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosexcellent location, laid back environment, ability to direct your own research, big push on research publication / conference travel / work in progress decimation. stipend is not too shoddy either.

    Consthere are very few cons to speak of, campus life can be a little expensive, as can property rental in the city. Parking is non existent

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

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    Great place to work

    Cleaner (Current Employee)
    Leeds, England (UK)

    Pros- Sense of community is good

    Cons- Low pay
    - Can be long hours

    Advice to Senior Management- Less levels

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    PhD researcher at the University.

    PhD Researcher (Current Employee)
    Leeds, England (UK)

    ProsThe University of Leeds offers an enjoyable environment and easy access to its staff in a great variety of department and competencies.

    ConsLack of communication and information within staff. It can be difficult to get in touch with the person that one needs to talk to for a particular problem due to the lack of information given to researchers on the current staff, and who to contact.

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

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    Decent working environment

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    Leeds, England (UK)

    ProsFor many people the university is typical of many stable academic institutions and will offer its non-academic staff a pleasant working environment, ample holidays and plenty of interesting activities when off-the-clock. All in all, the university treats its staff reasonably and most people seem happy.

    ConsRemuneration is definitely on the low side compared to working in the private sector, but this is typical of most universities. Only found out I had been 'opted out' of the pension a good while after the fact, without ever having been consulted. I was furious about this. Sometimes it can be tricky to get things to happen, especially with IT. Persistence and knowing where someone's office is can help when it gets too much!

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook into why some people have been 'opted out' of the pension system involuntarily. It would seem to be a serious breach of the rules.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat team that supports you if you make an effort.

    ConsSometimes you have to constantly rework your schedule.

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    Research technician

    Research Technician (Former Employee)
    Leeds, England (UK)

    ProsGood environment, Informal, Academic, Nice place to work

    ConsNot much prospects of career development

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proseveryone is really friendly and happy to answer any questions

    Consnone - positive experience with no draw backs

    Advice to Senior Managementall runs well

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

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    Flexible, exciting leading edge research institute, problems engaging interdisciplinary activity

    Experimental Officer (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible work hours in a youthful working culture with very long holidays. Exciting cutting edge research institution and a real feeling of doing work of international value

    ConsPoor support structures (finance, computing). Support staff are excellent but the structures have not been designed to assist/benefit the staff.
    Lack of foresight in interdisciplinary activity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink about how different fields can better interact

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    My colleagues were friendly but I was not happy with the management department

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFriendly colleagues and there were some good benefit such as eating free

    ConsThe university rules and management area,

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

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