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Cardiff University Reviews

Updated January 4, 2018
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Cardiff University President & Vice-Chancellor Colin Riordan
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  • Poor college structure has resulted in disengagement of staff (in 2 reviews)

  • Poorly organised at times and little is done to address concerns until the last minute (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "EAP Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cardiff University full-time

    Pros

    Amazing pay. Great managers. Good co-workers. Fantastic city.

    Cons

    I didn't experience any cons


  2. "Invigilator"

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

    I worked at Cardiff University part-time

    Pros

    Good flexible hours, helpful colleagues

    Cons

    low pay, very tyring, no breaks,

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Research Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cardiff University full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay.
    Good support staff (such as libraries and tech support.
    I can't think of anything else.

    Cons

    Terrible boss. "Dirty" ethical practices, and tolerated by higher management.
    Terrible support from administration in adhering to contractually agreed upon terms.
    Very slow movers.
    A lot of "jobsworth" practices in administrative functions.
    The administration - and most coworkers - "just don't care" about people.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of your bad apples, no matter how much grant money they bring in.


  4. "Interesting work, poor pay"

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

    I worked at Cardiff University part-time

    Pros

    -Interesting, challenging work
    -Nice, smart people

    Cons

    - Pay can be poor, and often doesn't accurately reflect the amount of work completed.


  5. "Reseacher"

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Former Employee - Researcher in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vibrant, diverse community. Wales is an amazing country with amazing people

    Cons

    NA - Left due to relocating

    Advice to Management

    Excellen Job!


  6. "Talybont social worker"

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good work life balence

    Cons

    Failing business as not run for profit


  7. "The job is busy and I like dealing with the students."

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    Current Employee - UG and Assessment Assistant in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - UG and Assessment Assistant in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cardiff University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They have good family friendly policies and annual leave. The lower grades are also good for starting positions after University.

    Cons

    They can expect a lot for your grade and it’s also hard to get some higher grades without a degree.

  8. "cardiff uni"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    atmosphere is very good there

    Cons

    pay is not great there


  9. "Finance Officer"

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

    I have been working at Cardiff University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the best features of working at Cardiff University are having a good pension and a large team to collaborate with.

    Cons

    Some of the downsides for working at Cardiff University are the lack of opportunity to progress and the rigid working pattern.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to embrace change and I need to full the word count eighteen nineteen twenty.


  10. "Aspiring place to work with lots of future opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The University sets aspirational targets - its a pleasure to work somewhere that is not complacent.

    Cons

    The university is still maturing in terms of the pace of change it can cope with, that sometimes means there are challenging periods.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going ... don't be put off by those who are long serving and resistant to change.


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