University of York Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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  1. Student Ambassador

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of York part-time

    Pros

    -Staff is very friendly and they will always help you to find someone else if you cannot work - nice teams of people you work with - no day is the same - free lunch sometimes

    Cons

    - getting to work with children for many hours is quite tiring


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Heslington, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Heslington, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of York part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great location, doing great work for students, good work life balance. Nice working atmosphere and a great team.

    Cons

    The University doesn't always get it right - sometimes people seem to be very highly paid and it's not always clear that this is good value for money.


  3. Great place to work - good hours and management

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in York, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in York, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of York full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My working hours were 9am - 5pm. Management were very helpful when i started and wanted to settle in. Also had the opportunity to get involved in various projects related to business development and to follow through.

    Cons

    Salary could be better although given the cost of living in York is relatively lower than other cities it sufficed.


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  5. Postgraduate researcher (psychology)

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    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of York full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The department has good facilities and the people are friendly. Also within the department there is an early careers researchers forum that organises academic training events and social events for everyone in the department - this was great for meeting new people when I arrived. The University is very close to the city, and York is a lovely place.

    Cons

    There aren't really many cons. Some of the PhD offices are small (3-4 people) but others are bigger (6-8 people) which some people may dislike.


  6. Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of York part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and amazing staff who are supportive of research focus and direction

    Cons

    York is a relatively small town, having said that, London is only two hours by train


  7. RA in Science

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in York, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in York, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of York full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The University of York is a leading university and there is outstanding research done within its wall. There is a lot of enthusiasm and opportunity to grow. It is situated in the very nice and scenic city of York that attracts many visitors. I enjoyed the work place and my colleagues but had to leave due to lack of funding

    Cons

    Regrettably a lot of the opportunities the university of york has to grow go underutilized.


  8. Rewarding Experience!

    Current Employee - Postgraduate Teaching Assistant in York, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Teaching Assistant in York, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of York part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A good amount of training was provided, which I feel will be useful in my future good applications. I was also given the flexibility of choosing which modules I wanted to teach.

    Cons

    Payment for preparing tutorials or marking can be quite tight, hence I sometimes took more time in preparation or giving feedback when marking that I was not paid for.


  9. Great environment and city

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    Current Employee - Biology Researcher in York, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Biology Researcher in York, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of York full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    University of York has very friendly people and the city is small but easy to get lost- very interesting.

    Cons

    Although there are several training courses for staff, the career is service is not that good!

    Advice to Management

    I think management school has to be improved


  10. Researcher at University of York - Computer Science

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    Former Employee - Researcher in York, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Researcher in York, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of York full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Highly-ranked University, Excellent campus & facilities, beautiful city.

    Cons

    Not all academic staff up to high standards. Lack of funding and future career prospects. Continuous focus on writing-up as many as possible EU or EPSRC funding proposals without considering scientific quality.

    Advice to Management

    The review processes for academics and researchers are useless. People complete the every year, but no action is ever taken out of them. The management should make use of them to improve the quality of teaching and research.


  11. Helpful (1)

    It was a good formative experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The university of York is an open environment, where you can join the opportunity to meet and know different person.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is unstable in terms of contract.



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