University of Manchester
3.8 of 5 46 reviews
www.manchester.ac.uk Manchester, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

University of Manchester Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.8 46 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

University of Manchester Vice-Chancellor & President Nancy Rothwell

Nancy Rothwell

(16 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great career experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsPaperwork at times moved very slow. Aging infrastructure.

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

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsMG 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.

    ConsMedia 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 Senior ManagementGet off the newspaper high horse - its dead already.

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    The most amazing experience ever.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't hire postdocs and ignore them!

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    Great work but boxed career

    SEO (Current Employee)
    Manchester, England (UK)

    ProsDay 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.

    ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementSee the cons.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place for further education

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

    ProsMy supervisor, and many others within the department were amazing - very supportive and fair. Great collaborative environment promotes learning and team work skills.

    ConsSome staff members are very unhelpful - if you're unlucky enough to come into contact with them. There is still a small fraction of elitism within academia, which soured my experience a touch.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook after the staff, and the staff will look after you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    i have worked for the university for 21 years and always thought that they were fair with there workers

    Receptionist (Current Employee)
    Manchester, England (UK)

    Prosthe benefits you get

    Consdealing with students on a regular basis

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to your employees more

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

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    PRETTY GREAT PLACE TO WORK

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

    ProsCulture 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon'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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to work and interact with people.

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

    ProsFriendly staff. Good pay. Events of all types.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place for study and reserach.

    Lecturer (Current Employee)

    Prosworld class people and facilities. Good environment.

    ConsProbably salary wise could be more competitive.

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    University of Manchester is a very good place for studying as a postgraduate student.

    PhD Student (Current Employee)
    Manchester City Centre, England (UK)

    Pros1.Top-class hardware and software facilities
    2. City centre location
    3. Friendly colleagues
    4. Relatively flexible working time

    Cons1. Your supervisor could be very pushing and strict.
    2. Pressure for graduation is huge
    3. You may not be paid

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

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