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University of Sheffield Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
27 Reviews

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  1.  

    Friendly Sheffield!

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

    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
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    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)

    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
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    Working at University of Sheffield-a great learning experience

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    Current Employee - Senior Vacation Project Assistant  in  Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Vacation Project Assistant in Sheffield, England (UK)

    Pros

    Working in an environment which is buzzing with energy helps to keep stress under control, working for the university is an ideal opportunity to learn practical skills alongside your academic degree. The university is also very flexible and allows a considerable amount of freedom in the way I work. Being employed by the university has also offered me an insight into how various departments of university work together. My work at university as a vacation project assistant has enhanced my communication skills, which I need in my day to day life as a journalism student and as an aspiring journalist.

    Cons

    As a project assistant, I rarely came in contact with my boss, and although I enjoyed the fun aspects of the job of assisting on events for mostly International students, I would have liked more feedback about what worked, what could be improved, etc. But really, my boss is lovely and she appreciates the way we lead the vacation projects, so this is not a very big problem.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great! Fantastic Environment

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere was good, and they looked after you

    Cons

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

  6.  

    Worked here for 7 years, loved every minute

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

    Pros

    Fantastic camaraderie. Its in one of the best cities in the UK. It has great amenities all around it. They try their best to keep you employed.

    Cons

    Some of the departments do not seem to have any idea a whole University exists outside themselves. But the biggest disappointment is SAP. I hate SAP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get certain departments (finance and procurement for example) to talk to each other. Also let people get on with their jobs instead of endless paperwork and staff surveys.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Research Associate

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

    Pros

    Personal growth opportunity is good.

    Cons

    Only a fixed term contract so it is difficult to say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    An excellent employer, where work is rewarded, staff have opportunities to develop and grow and facilities are excellent

    Former Employee - Tutor  in  Sheffield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Tutor in Sheffield, England (UK)

    Pros

    Colleagues, students and management are all excellent. There is a beat atmosphere.

    Cons

    None. I would not hesitate to recommend this employer to a friend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be a forward-thinking as you currently are.

  9.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good mix of projects to work on and some clever folks to work with.

    Cons

    No obvious down sides for me so far.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Difficult but worthwhile and fun

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    Former Employee - Alumni Fund Caller  in  Sheffield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Alumni Fund Caller in Sheffield, England (UK)

    Pros

    Positive attitudes and treatment towards temporary staff by managers, received a living wage, good sense of being part of a team

    Cons

    Fundraising was difficult and quite stressful at times (however managers where always there to help and encourage you to keep trying)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great City, incredible people

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

    Pros

    Great, friendly staff. Treat you really nicely. Pay you more than any other student jobs and also with better working hours. Very flexible

    Cons

    Can be difficult to try to juggle a degree with the job and it does involve missing quite a few lectures etc. so it is easy to fall behind

    No opinion of CEO

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