University of Warwick

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University of Warwick Reviews in Coventry, England

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
38 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great experience to study in Warwick.

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    Current Employee - Students in Coventry, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Students in Coventry, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Nice accommodation, nice facilities, brand new sports centre, quiet study environment, superb arts centre and pub.

    Cons

    Maybe being too quiet as in it is in the middle of nowhere. The price of food and everything looks expensive and the public transport towards the city centre is not always on time.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great place to be working in!

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Coventry, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Coventry, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Postive outlook. Forward thinking staff.

    Cons

    None so far. Medical School is cut away from the main campus with very little activities going on outside academia.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    as a student, it provides relatively free environment and access

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    Current Employee - Student in Coventry, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student in Coventry, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    have various opportunities that worth to explore

    Cons

    personally think university needs to support students more in terms of doing sports, the entry fee for doing sports here is a bit expensive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i think they should thinking of spending more for student warfare, such as supporting students' activities, reduce the fees for doing sports etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Very positive experience

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent company with good career possibilities.

    Cons

    It is very difficult to get a job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    An engaging and fulfilling experience

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

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

    Pros

    There's so much to do, whether it's a sport activity, a gym workout or just socialising with friends in one of the many student bars, there's always something to do.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges involved in my job was the struggle with getting good results. This is fairly standard in the Chemical industry but challenging nonetheless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out more what motivates the student/worker, and try and focus on assisting the fulfillment of these values.

    Recommends
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  7.  

    Overall very positive experience

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    Former Employee - IT Tech in Coventry, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Tech in Coventry, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Warwick full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed this job a lot - I was trusted to make decisions and work alone despite being on a relatively low pay grade. Not that the pay was bad, I was just fairly junior. I was treated respectfully by my superiors and the atmosphere was always one of camaraderie. Occasional overtime available which even my manager took in order to meet deadlines: he wasn't above getting his hands dirty. He was fairly young too which you can take as a good indication of possibilities for career advancement.

    Cons

    Minimal 'perks' : you get your salary and that's about it. I didn't find this bothered me to be honest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The coffee machine probably saved you more money (in employee time wasted walking to the shop) than it cost you in rent. Consider the consequences of your actions!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    A good modern research university.

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

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

    Pros

    High impact research, Modern facilities, Student life, Reputation.

    Cons

    Expensive, Lack of co-ordination between departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of co-ordination between the departments.

    Recommends
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  9.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - IT Tech in Coventry, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Tech in Coventry, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    work life balance is good; relax work environment, no deadline to meet
    people help each other; The line manager is excellent
    training budget generous

    Cons

    limited promotion, since my department is not a big one. not as stable as before, some restructure and forced redundancy. Not much bonus, no extra insurance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    I was an Undergraduate Open Day Helper, and working within this capacity was very rewarding!

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Open Day Helper in Coventry, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Open Day Helper in Coventry, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Warwick part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The hourly pay rate is excellent for the type of work involved, and we also got holiday pay, which was an unexpected bonus. Training was available for people carrying out tours, and we were all given guidelines in case we were asked any unexpected or awkward questions!

    Cons

    Sometimes it was quite hard to strike up enthusiasm in the prospective students, but eventually they would overcome their shyness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some weeks the rota for who was working wasn't done properly, so some people got to work a lot of weeks, when other people didn't work many weeks at all. Too many helpers were taken on.

    Recommends
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  11.  

    Research Fellow

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Coventry, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Coventry, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, nice staff support. We have flexible working hours. The benefit is OK, pension, child care vouchers.

    Cons

    The campus is far from the Coventry city center and the rail station, which makes it not easy to commute. The styles of the buildings look cheap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes it takes long time for the reply from HR or research office, which should be improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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