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De Montfort University Leicester Reviews

Updated October 27, 2017
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Leicester, England (UK)

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De Montfort University Vice-Chancellor Dominic Shellard
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  1. "A little disorganised, but mean well"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at De Montfort University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Friendly staff
    Flexible hours
    Work as many events as you want
    Holiday pay
    Rewarding
    Nice to help prospective students

    Cons

    Quite disorganised
    Informal job opportunity announcements
    First come first served
    Not a lot of work available
    Can be hard to schedule
    Late to organise things

    Advice to Management

    Try and organise things a bit better, announce work opportunities in a more formal way/not by email.


  2. "Positive place to work with great people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and fast moving dynamic employer for public sector

    Cons

    Endless merry-go-round of senior management means alot of uncertainty at times and changes of direction, with alot of politics

    Advice to Management

    A bit of stability would go a long way

  3. "Brilliant atmosphere, wonderful people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Administrative in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Been here just under a year, all sorts of characters work here. No nastiness, no gossip, everyone works hard / plays hard. This is no place for workshys - they don't last long anyway. You have the odd moan during peak periods but that's as bad as it gets. Great atmosphere. I feel happy and comfortable coming into work. The CEO is a positive driving force for DMU, and that re-assures me that there will always be opportunities to progress. Depending on where you work, facilities really are very good for staff.

    Cons

    None so far! I'm happy here.

    Advice to Management

    Better pay for admin staff.


  4. "ECP Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Company Project Assistant in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Executive Company Project Assistant in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing support from the team, supervisor and academic staff. being a staff as well as student at the same time is challenging but my team's support and personal tutor have made this possible through their support and motivation.

    Cons

    I haven't experienced any yet.


  5. "A University On the Up"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Midwifery Lecturer - Part Time in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Midwifery Lecturer - Part Time in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dynamic university that is developing a great new campus with vibrant atmosphere. Genuinely nice people work there, and the contact with colleagues is one reason I am working part time after retirement. The calibre of student midwives is the other reason.

    Cons

    Parking problems are an issue for me.

    Advice to Management

    Part time claim forms could be revised to make the sessions easier to fill in. Try and create some more parking spaces (no - a bus is not an option for me).


  6. "Frontrunners Internship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Management in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Management in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at De Montfort University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility - they really cater to your needs when studying, which I found important. Wide range of roles available

    Cons

    The administration of Frontrunners is quite badly run, numerous times I had to point out the mistakes which wouldn't be fixed even after that

    Advice to Management

    To update records frequently and if mistakes are pointed out by the employees


  7. "morning cleaner"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cleaner in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Cleaner in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at De Montfort University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    i work in kimblin we get very busy but end of the day we all work well as a good team helping each other works so well

    Cons

    dont have any con we work well in a team and support is there when needed

    Advice to Management

    always make sure your staff are happy in the work place

  8. "not best place for research"

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Researcher in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at De Montfort University (More than a year)

    Pros

    quite a laid back place to work

    Cons

    not much money invested i research and technologies


  9. "My Experience of the Downwards Spiral that is Part-Time Lecturing at DMU"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time/Seasonal Lecturer in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Part Time/Seasonal Lecturer in Leicester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at De Montfort University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Modern, vibrant working environment
    -Fairly good working facilities
    -Positive attitude towards student satisfaction
    -Good investment in campus buildings
    -Rapidly increasing national and international recognition

    Cons

    -Poor training and development opportunities for part-time lecturers
    -Pay/contractual duties not reflective of actual workload
    -Delays/errors in payment
    -Little chance of career progression due to university's poor adherence to advancement agreements regarding part-time staff
    -Intentional limitation of stated contractual obligations and duties for part-time staff, making it hard for them to demonstrate their actual contributions to the university

    Advice to Management

    -Remember that without appropriate teaching and teachers, the university will struggle
    -Cutting or limiting front-line staff to save money will cause problems in the long run
    -Offer fair job descriptions and contracts to part time staff, contracts which are unreflective of our actual work lead to demotivating situations
    -When replacing full-time staff, ensure replacements are "like for like" in terms of skills and interests, and reflect the actual needs of a department rather than the desires of one or two career minded executives


  10. "DMU Global"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at De Montfort University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience for me as an individual

    Cons

    Not a hands on job

    Advice to Management

    Provide an office environment for interns to get the full job experience


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