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Updated August 25, 2018
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Cardiff, Wales (UK)

    I worked at Cardiff Metropolitan University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Staff are valued
    Interesting work
    Flexible working

    Cons

    Parking can be a pain


  2. "Researcher"

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

    I have been working at Cardiff Metropolitan University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to Research, Dynamic, Flexible and Resourceful.

    Cons

    No back side at all

  3. "Best job ever"

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    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Cardiff, Wales (UK)

    I have been working at Cardiff Metropolitan University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love working at Cardiff Met. The staff and students are brilliant. You get a real bond between your fellow cohorts.

    Cons

    Can get stressful with lots of marking and tight deadlines

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. It is working well and you have formed an enjoyable place to work


  4. "Enjoyable environment with good work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Designer in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Former Employee - Designer in Cardiff, Wales (UK)

    I worked at Cardiff Metropolitan University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits as expected within a university, great sports facilities for staff.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than other institutions, poor location away from city centre


  5. "Good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Receptionist
    Former Employee - Receptionist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cardiff Metropolitan University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked in Facilities, good benefits (leave time, gym discounts, cycle to work scheme, etc), friendly staff, supportive environment.

    Cons

    Parking difficult, occasional issues between departments with different objectives.


  6. "Research Fellow"

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

    I have been working at Cardiff Metropolitan University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Environment Friendly, reliable, authentic, service oriented, informative, communicative, prompt, helpful, technical, problem solvable, trained, experienced, opportunistic, direct access and so on.

    Cons

    Less attractive, not well funded, medium level managerial experience, salary range is less attractive, less teaching experience and so on.

    Advice to Management

    Good


  7. "Student ambassador"

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    Current Employee - Student Ambassador
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cardiff Metropolitan University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great environment
    - Although I am a student our employer treats us as colleagues
    -Got to know people from different environments

    Cons

    It might be a bit overwhelming in busy days where you have to speak to help more than one student at the same time

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

  8. "Good for a 9-5"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cardiff Metropolitan University (More than a year)

    Pros

    -flexible work culture
    -good mix of people from all backgrounds, commercial and academic
    -time off over Christmas due to university closure

    Cons

    -lack of accountability
    -slow pace and last minute attitude
    -HR processes can be painfully slow
    -no real drive, lots of long term staff who are too comfortable


  9. "Nice colleagues, dull work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cardiff Metropolitan University full-time

    Pros

    The colleagues I worked with were generally friendly and helpful. My manager was supportive. The office environment was fairly relaxed and there were rarely any pressing deadlines or stressful occasions.

    Cons

    My role was limited and the work was tedious on a day to day basis. In hindsight, it was far beneath my skill set or expertise and would have been better suited to a recent graduate or someone with less than a year's experience. I grew bored very quickly and there was no scope to develop the role into anything more or take on new tasks or responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Think carefully about the level of experience really needed for a role. More experienced staff members will quickly become demotivated if they are stuck doing repetitive tasks.


  10. "Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Administrative in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, Pay, Leave, lunch and Pension

    Cons

    Nothing Really, a desired work place

    Advice to Management

    Great company, amazing support and flexibility.


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