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University of Manchester Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
62 Reviews
3.4
62 Reviews
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University of Manchester Vice-Chancellor & President Nancy Rothwell
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The university has beautiful buildings and a has a great history, both of which are quite attaractive youngsters (in 3 reviews)

  • Fantastic location close to the city centre (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Partially racist attitude of faculty members and poor quality of teaching which is far below standards of tier 2 universities in developing countries (in 3 reviews)

  • Academics are too busy with admin to do their research, supervise PhD students or prepare useful lecture notes (in 4 reviews)

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    TS

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Manchester

    Pros

    IT, product, development, sales is all great

    Cons

    non at all and love it here

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    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Good place to conductor research on engineering

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    Current Employee - PhD Student In Power Engineering in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student In Power Engineering in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good facility, excellent academics, great career prospect

    Cons

    PhD scholarships are not always available, especially for international applicants
    Strict supervisors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to do a PhD in Life Sciences.

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Current Employee - PhD Student

    I have been working at University of Manchester

    Pros

    New facilities and university is constantly growing, building new and very modern looking buildings. Access to some of the latest technologies. Great support throughout PhD both from faculty members and graduate office.

    Cons

    Some workshops were a bit useless, but staff does listen to us and try to improve in the next year.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    fantastic small teams within a large organisation

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Manchester

    Pros

    Excellent personal development opportunities with management that care about the development of the individual, however this may be specific to the team I worked in

    Cons

    Perhaps hindered by the politics of being such a large organisation

  8.  

    Lots of good aspects but depends on your manager

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Manchester full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Generally good employment policies as with any university. Good academic environment. Lots of other employees who are extremely generous with their time and help.

    Cons

    Experience depends a lot on your manager. If you have a problem with them (and they are a senior academic) you're unlikely to get much help, I suspect this is a problem with academia in general and not UoM specifically.

    Although lots of staff are extremely helpful there are also a fair number who want an easy life and are as unhelpful as possible!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Manchester

    Pros

    flexible, easy to work, on a zero hour contract, friendly people, surprises sometimes, can take holiday whenever

    Cons

    no bonus, zero hour, not stable, not really any progress with work, hard to get training, a bit messy as project still in trail phase

  10.  

    Great learning opportunity

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    Former Employee - Intern Software Developer in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Intern Software Developer in Manchester, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, relaxed, friendly colleagues, flexible work hours, high responsibility from start to work on projects that were very relevant to current university issues. My code is currently used daily by thousands of students.

    Cons

    I outperformed their expectations and did not have an additional projects to give me for several weeks on end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more projects available or allow cross division working to make better use of resources.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Research Assistant MACE

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

    I worked at University of Manchester full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Really good place to work.

    Cons

    Comparing to other cities in Europe Manchester is not as exiting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Working as Research Assistant give you the freedom to work at your easy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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