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Updated January 10, 2018
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  1. "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.


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "Academic position"

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

    Pros

    Generous salary and pension scheme; positive attitude towards students; liberal atmosphere

    Cons

    Few opportunities for career progression; no genuine attempt to value employees or celebrate achievement; uninspiring leadership

    Advice to Management

    Make employees feel more valued; reduce ratio of top to average salary; be more imaginative and inspiring

  8. "Front of House Assistant / Administrative Student Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Front of House Assistant/Administrative Student Assistant in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Former Employee - Front of House Assistant/Administrative Student Assistant in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cardiff Metropolitan University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - very easy going and down to earth team and staff to work with
    - very supportive towards employees and the service they offer
    - easy to work around uni work and very understanding and flexible during exam period

    Cons

    - not much contact outside professional work
    - sometimes the tasks weren`t very clear, but this was clarified very quickly

    Advice to Management

    - better attempt to get the administrative staff together to get to know each other


  9. "Great concepts, not reflected in practice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Free Welsh lessons, holiday, flexibility, ownership of work and freedom to get on with it, opportunity to travel. The positive aspect of HR is the training courses they source and offer to the staff

    Cons

    Internal management issues are ignored by HR, mental health of staff is not recognised until they're already off work, HR do not have any mediation or proactive approaches to bad management. No one to ones, planning or basic management in my whole department and no support when understaffed, HR also don't recognise this as a problem even when it is presented to them. In fact I was even once told that they worked 'reactively' instead of 'proactively'!

    Advice to Management

    See the cons!


  10. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cardiff Metropolitan University full-time

    Pros

    I found this employer to be a forward thinking organisation with many strong team members. Employment benefits of working for a public sector organisation - as expected.

    Cons

    Does feel very hierarchical and can cause decision making / project approvals to be slower than would be ideal for business purposes.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure all staff feel valued and try to remove barriers to quick decision making. Ensure all managers have good people / interpersonal skills.


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