I have been working at University of Southampton full-time (More than 5 years)
Excellent friendly and capable team
Flexible and supportive of part time or flexible working requests
Excellent holiday allowance and closure days Christmas and Easter
Lovely green campus
Training is non existent.
Jobs don’t tend to challenge - potential restricted by management and archaic culture
Lack of investment in staff facilities and estate (offices not hoovered, dirty/shared workstations, no kitchenettes or staff areas)
Doesn’t allow trailblazers or competent people to shake things up
Academic culture - can be very patronising and offensive
Advice to Management
Most of the management are senior academics, not management professionals. This should be reconsidered. Good academics do not necessarily make good or effective business leaders
Please invest more in training - it’s a university!!
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Southampton (Southampton, England (UK)) in June 2011.
Thank-you for your interest in respect of our advertised graduate position. Unfortunately for the advertised role we do not feel your skill-set sufficiently ties up with what we are looking for in these roles, and therefore we have decided to decline your application.
I wish you all the best for the future in your studies.
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