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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good working environment , good people to work with and plenty of opportunities !!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Westminster full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work -live balance good , good planning , interesting projects , good organized organization!

    Cons

    started on the position that was bit lower than my previous one , but within few years I moved up with better experience and with all gaps filled that I was not aware of !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to people more and do not take full trust to consultants who are just trying to get money from this institution.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    good

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    Former Employee - Library in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Library in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    helpful employees, friendly staff, great place to work

    Cons

    I did not find any problems with the placement

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Needs strategic direction in order to move forwards

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Westminster

    Pros

    You will have the power to take control of your role and expand your skills enormously. They are very pro development so you will be able to train on the job as long as it's relevant. There are also many opportunities to grow internally at the organisation.

    Cons

    You can get on sometimes by floating by without a clear purpose. It can frustrate ambitious employees who want to progress especially if you're working with such colleagues who have found their comfort zone and just want to do the day to day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear strategic direction is needed with an emphasis on employees bettering themselves through the appraisal system.

    Reduce the uncertainty on areas by completing department restructures instead of keeping them constantly 'in review'. It affects the productivity of the organisation as a whole.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Westminster

    Pros

    If you work just to get salary this is a place for you. If you want to learn something this is not for you.

    Cons

    No vision, no professionalism. Management is very poor with few exceptions. Salary is OK. Think carefully. Wish you good luck.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    led seminars

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

    I have been working at University of Westminster

    Pros

    expansion in specific field related areas

    Cons

    not very research friendly place, can imporv

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    can make univ more research friendly

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay, but not inspiring.

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    Former Employee - Computing Officer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Computing Officer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Westminster

    Pros

    If you want to work in Higher Education, they tend to pay better than other London Higher Education Institutions. You are working with students whose enthusiasm is refreshing. Working in Central London is always nice - it's easy to travel after work, and the University has enough money to provide decent tools needed for work.

    You're working with academics, so it's not usually hard to find half-way intelligent conservation.

    They are a pretty good employer in terms of flexibilty, and benefits - public sector pensions are still nice to have, and stress levels are generally low.

    Cons

    There was very little leadership or accountability when work needed to be done. Up until recently was the pace of change was glacial, and is likely to continue to be relatively slow-paced, as many employees have been there a very, very long time, and are quite comfortable doing what they are used to doing.

    There is also the simple fact that you are a tiny cog in a huge machine, and there seem to be endless committees responsible for areas that really need a tightly focused team working on them, rather than people meeting once every few months.

    There is still a ;inferior ex-polytechnic' mentality throughout the organisation compared to other established, successful London Universities. This can be quite draining.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage performance better - there were very few targets to work towards, and reviews were few and far between.

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