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University of Sheffield Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
30 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent environment to work in.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Sheffield

    Pros

    Gives you opportunity to grow and succeed.

    Cons

    Overall the experience is good.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Sheffield

    Pros

    work-life balance, opportunities for learning

    Cons

    NA - Only comment would be that processes can take a while

  3.  

    Very enjoyable. Had a fantastic time studying, and working.

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    Former Employee - Academic Research  in  Sheffield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Academic Research in Sheffield, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great staff to work with, supported with very knowledgeable supervisors. Had freedom to research effectively, very flexible on working hours.

    Cons

    A bit OTT on health and safety.They do everything by the book, or it is not done. A lot of stopping and starting, very slow to get things done. I would advise not to get frustrated, Just go with the flow..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. very friendly, very approachable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Encouraging, interesting, high quality, flexible

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    Current Employee - Lecturer  in  Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Sheffield, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    I am encouraged to conduct high quality research and engage in research driven teaching and given the resources I need to do so. As a mother of a young family, I have found my colleagues and managers to be supportive and flexible. And I love the new health initiatives which provide opportunities to stay fit.

    Cons

    We are under pressure to lower our entrance standards, which would only damage up reputation and require us to admit students who are not able to complete our courses. We have managed to argue for keeping our standards but this is only one programme.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep our standards high! We want to attract the best students.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Friendly Sheffield!

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    Current Employee - Marie Curie Researcher  in  Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marie Curie Researcher in Sheffield, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Staffs are friendly and helpful, the library is big.

    Cons

    Work is not that exciting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many Chinese students.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A great employer, very considerate of student lifestyle

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    Former Employee - Bar Staff  in  Sheffield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Bar Staff in Sheffield, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Sheffield full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible for working students- good work life balance

    Cons

    Sometime not enough hours on offer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Advanced software engineering

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Sheffield

    Pros

    Practical oriented, friendly environment, helpful professors.

    Cons

    work-life balance isn't so great

  9.  

    Been here during my undergraduate, masters and now PhD.

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

    I have been working at University of Sheffield full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good support system, excellent union.

    Cons

    Resources are limited depending on research group. For example if your lab doesn't have a certain equipment you want to use, the process of applying for the funding to get one or even borrow one is ridiculous.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overall satisfied. Transport facilities are great, beautiful city.

    Former Employee - Research Technician  in  Sheffield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Technician in Sheffield, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Sheffield full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good working environment, supportive people, smart people, growth opportunities, great campus, infrastructure and facilities.

    Cons

    HR is very slow, no cloud storage facilities, payscale is okay, not great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the layers in admin processing

    Recommends
  11.  

    Great! Fantastic Environment

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    Former Employee - Residential Mentor  in  Sheffield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Residential Mentor in Sheffield, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Sheffield part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The atmosphere was good, and they looked after you

    Cons

    None really, as long as you dont mind students of course :)

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