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University of Nottingham Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
51 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • University Park campus is beautiful and has good facilities (in 3 reviews)

  • You have excellent work-life balance (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • as it's about cutting-edge research, you need to work hard to make progress (in 2 reviews)

  • There have been numerous safety concerns on and off campus, and many students have reported sexual harassment, assault, and theft (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    best company to work for

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    Current Employee - Research Secretary in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Secretary in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Nottingham full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    they take into account what directions you want your career to go and do everything they can to help you achieve your goals

    Cons

    i genuinely do not have any complaints about the company, maybe the traffic getting off campus at night but his can't be helped

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Welcoming environment with lots of interesting people and opportunities

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    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Nottingham (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities, great Engineering department, beautiful campuses. I really enjoy the general ambience of the university in terms of how the research area is moving forward.

    Cons

    I am not fond of the way in which researchers that have not made the jump to lecturing are short term contracted employees, job security is minimal, and it is rather de-humanizing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better job security for postdoctoral researchers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  3.  

    Ten Years and Counting

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    Current Employee - Teaching and Student Support Officer in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Teaching and Student Support Officer in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Nottingham full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary structure.
    Good career opportunities.
    Good colleagues to work with.
    Interesting mix of students.
    World-renowned employer.
    Good fringe benefits.

    Cons

    Work Place Parking Levy - a rip-off imposed by the City Council!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    I love it

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

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

    Pros

    Work with amazing people, proud of what I do, proud of where I work. Amazing training opportunities.. Apple course fab. Work hard, get flexibility within my role. Opportunities to perform at conferences, big events, flagship for the university.

    Cons

    Not sure what I'll be doing a year from now. Fixed term contracts are really difficult to manage. Skill people up, then they have to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a more sable structure, reward the hard working and performance manage others.

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Nice experience to work with prominent researcher in my field

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

    I have been working at University of Nottingham full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    working with the leading researchers, the quality of teaching, nice friendly atmosphere, global recognition of the university, availability of stuff members to help.

    Cons

    Not particular challenges I have faced so far. The only thing I want to mention is that you need to work hard to catch up with the high level of standards if you come from other universities (particularly from abroad). But it is completly normal for the university with a reputation, and I would not imagine the other way around to comprimise the quality of teaching to attract more students from abroad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A fantastic place to work with highly talented colleagues set in a beautiful campus

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Nottingham full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunities seem endless in this place with so many chances to; undertake professional development through the number of courses available to staff, take part in volunteering activities whilst being able to attend lectures on a vast array of topics. There's always the chance to get involved in something if you are willing to contribute.

    Cons

    It's a very large organisation and so can sometimes feel like you are lost in the middle of it all, perhaps not knowing where to turn if you are looking to undertake a task. It can be a little disorientating at first with so many different schools, departments and teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flexible working opportunities need some form of standardisation across the university, in some instances it seems as though the opportunity to work from home on occasion is reserved for a select few despite technology being readily available to allow this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good to work here

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    Current Employee - Telephone Fundraiser in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Telephone Fundraiser in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Nottingham part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very respectful supervisors, very good atmosphere.

    Cons

    Meeting up to expectations and pressure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Rewarding and Challenging!

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    Current Employee - PhD Researcher in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Researcher in Nottingham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, great facilities and overall fantastic colleagues.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic process can stand in the way of some work and the safety training sometimes is a joke. Especially for a trained scientist, it can be a bit below the bar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a cap on the number of PhD students a supervisor can have and limit them to ONLY projects they are not out of their depth with. Less they leave the student on their own when it comes to their work.

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  10.  

    Great uni to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Telephone Fundraiser in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Telephone Fundraiser in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Nottingham part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The whole team are very friendly and a difficult job is made fun

    Cons

    Telephone fundraising is hard as some people do not want to talk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very good place to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Nottingham full-time

    Pros

    multi-cultural, lots of opportunities for training

    Cons

    you have to work your ass off

    Approves of CEO

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