University of Leeds Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. Excellent

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Leeds full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance. Exposure to all areas within the university. Supportive senior management team. Availability to develop should you wish to, very large scope compared to other organisations.

    Cons

    Does not match commercial pace and can hinder work with external contacts because of this.


  2. Go for it!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work for with lovely location and staff that is always helpful. Would recommend you accept a job with them. Very professional.

    Cons

    I can not remember bad things about the company because I enjoyed working there so much.

    Advice to Management

    Highly recommended employer if you are interested to develop good management skills and enjoy future opportunities in the region.


  3. Pretty good place to do your PhD

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good facilities, good location, large body of experience to draw from, good social life, good range of professional development courses

    Cons

    Long hours, limited opportunities to advance, lots of cut backs at the moment resulting in poor job security, poor car parking

    Advice to Management

    Discuss changes with people on the ground rather than making changes that make no sense to the everyday running of the company


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  5. Freedom to investigate within projects

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Leeds, England (UK)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company pension contribution and work is limited to EU time constraints (although, personally I favour project management which gets the job done and not partially done within the time constraints).

    Cons

    Bosses are pushed towards publications meaning work can be highly pressured (but that is how I work best) and performance is rated on attainment and not attempts, so to be successful one has to not only work hard but work accurately.

    Advice to Management

    Be more pro-active on training the people who can be leaders in their current field but also in other opportunities that may come their way. Better training in different applied skills would be greatly appreciated.


  6. I have gained a huge amount of experience in catering.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good salary, good management, the chance to upgrade your position,

    Cons

    usually late shifts and no free place for parking

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a great job! Well done!


  7. Rewarding experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Leeds part-time

    Pros

    It helps to get work experience at an early stage and trains you for conditions once you're outside the University.

    Cons

    It does not give a work atmosphere and provide you with a strict work environment. interaction with colleagues is less.


  8. Subwarden

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great team that supports you if you make an effort.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to constantly rework your schedule.


  9. Decent working environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Leeds full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    For 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.

    Cons

    Remuneration 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 Management

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


  10. PhD researcher at the University.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Researcher in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Researcher in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Leeds full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lack 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.


  11. Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cleaner in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Cleaner in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leeds full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Sense of community is good

    Cons

    - Low pay - Can be long hours

    Advice to Management

    - Less levels



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