University of Manchester Reviews

Updated April 10, 2015
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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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  1. 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

  2. Great career experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Manchester

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Paperwork at times moved very slow. Aging infrastructure.

  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

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Get off the newspaper high horse - its dead already.

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  5. PhD student

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    well designed labs, intellectual environment, good resources

    Cons

    the system is designed not to be efficient, maintenance is very poor in case an instrument breaks

  6. Master in Physics (MPhys) and Doctorate in Enterprise- Physics EntD Physics

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    Current Employee - Masters In Physics and PhD In Physics in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Masters In Physics and PhD In Physics in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and surroundings. Facilities are great with all possible resources available and extensive support from staff. Would recommend to anyone

    Cons

    A very big institution so quite a culture shock if you are used to being a big fish in a small pond.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. The university is getting bigger and better everyday. Proud to have worked here

  7. Worked as a student ambassador for a year

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

    I worked at University of Manchester part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was provided with loads of opportunities to work on different projects and campaigns. All the staffs were very friendly and supportive when I have questions from work. I've learnt many transferable soft skills that I can't learn from class rooms.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons of my work at Manchester. Even the pay was good.

    Advice to Management

    Culture was great. You control your own work-life balance.
    You only need to wear student ambassador hoodies when you are working outside meeting people directly. When I worked on other back-office roles, I could wear what I like

  8. Academic member of staff

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    Current Employee - Academic
    Current Employee - Academic

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Large, lots of opportunities, excellent facilities, dedicated colleagues, bright students to teach.
    Stimulating, world class.

    Cons

    Very large, sometimes too much so. Over recruiting students and staff are over stretched. Staff stress and health affected.

    Advice to Management

    Look after staff better. Promote work life balance and career development. Prevent bullying.

  9. Student Ambassador

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

    I worked at University of Manchester part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunity to earn money as a student
    Staff and students value you within the role
    Great pay and training

    Cons

    The work is seasonal and mostly based around welcome and orientation weeks
    Potential for lots of time spent outside, especially on open days when manchester rain isn't welcome!

  10. Graduate teaching assistant

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Manchester

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay as a PhD student

    Cons

    Sometimes training is not sufficient

    Advice to Management

    Train all PhDs thoroughly on the sessions they are covering

  11. Excellent university that provides ample support to students

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Manchester

    Pros

    Great student life and academic support

    Cons

    North and south campus make it difficult to mingle

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