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University of Manchester Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
49 Reviews
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University of Manchester Vice-Chancellor & President Nancy Rothwell
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  1.  

    Great career experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Manchester

    Pros

    Huge amount of resources and very professional staff. Good benefits package.

    Cons

    Paperwork at times moved very slow. Aging infrastructure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Multi-media Innovation - if it passes 20 levels of corporate approval

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at University of Manchester

    Pros

    MG is one of the biggest media companies and is experimenting with doing some innovative things in the way of converging broadcast, newspaper and internet into one media company. Work for a Media General company and you get the opportunity to expand your knowledge across several different mediums, making you a more valuable employee.

    Cons

    Media General is highly dependent on the newspaper industry, which is a dying industry. They are beginning to move towards a "web First" strategy, but they are an extremely slow moving ship to change. Ideas take a long time to vet their way up to corporate, and most things take so approval on so many levels of management that often, its not worth the time or energy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off the newspaper high horse - its dead already.

    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Student Coordinator

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    Former Employee - PASS Coordinator  in  Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - PASS Coordinator in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Manchester as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Gives experience in HR, finance, project management, marketing, presentations giving and event organisation. Good pay.

    Cons

    No cons - best student job you can get whilst at university.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    A place where academic bullying and threatening is permitted

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good library facilities and beautiful buildings.

    Cons

    Bullied and threatened. When complained about it, the bullying continues further. When a complaint is given, the first response is to meet the person who bullied you and solve it. Most of the time they give a: " i cannot help you type of answer." The people who generally investigate or receive complaints help in covering up the violence done by their colleagues. The Severely damaged my career and is now suffering from traumatic stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just say that there is zero tolerance against bullying, and try covering it up. Create a system where people who commit harassment are brought to question and exposed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience

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    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Manchester, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    It provides a lot of opportunities, and very good for personal development. I have a good balance between work and life, and I have also made a lot of new friends there.

    Cons

    Personal safety in Manchester, many people said they were robbed in Manchester. It is better not to walk alone in the evening.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Generally dissatisfied

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Manchester

    Pros

    The salary is good, as are the benefits such as the counselling service.

    Cons

    It would be better not to require a counselling service in order to work for your employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I fear that if I were honest in this box I would be tracked down and attacked for damaging the reputation of the University. So best not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    The most amazing experience ever.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Manchester

    Pros

    It's a great university to work for with a lot of history.

    Cons

    The particle theory group hired me and then spent three year ignoring me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire postdocs and ignore them!

  9.  

    Great work but boxed career

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    Current Employee - SEO  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - SEO in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Day to day autonomy and flexable working. Stimulating, challenging, varied and interesting work. Lots of collaborative projects with imaginative people. Bike to work scheme, good pension and slary sacrifice scheme. Modern campus.

    Cons

    There is zero promotion possibility beyond SEO grade. Even getting incremental salary points for exceptional performance is nigh impossible with vague critera and moving political goalposts. This combined with below inflation pay raises since 2009 is demotivating. Recruiting Profs around the Unviersity whilst simultaneously bemoaning the finances to restrict pay is disengenuous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See the cons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    PRETTY GREAT PLACE TO WORK

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Officer  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Officer in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Culture of success and progress, incredible history of discovery and invention. Staff have a decent work-life balance in the main, and there are many benefits of being part of a such a large workforce.

    Cons

    Like any huge organisation, there can sometimes be a mire of bureaucracy and red tape when you need to get things done quickly,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make half the campus out of action over the summer with refurbishments and external conferences as it is difficult to arrange outreach work with limitations on space, and send every frontline food on campus staff on training so they understand that PORK CANNOT BE HALAL SO THE SAUSAGE ROLLS ARE NOT HALAL.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A great place to work and interact with people.

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    Current Employee - Student Ambassador  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Manchester as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff. Good pay. Events of all types.

    Cons

    There aren't any promotions or that many jobs available for ambassadors.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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