De Montfort University Reviews in Leicester, England | Glassdoor

De Montfort University Leicester Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
12 reviews

Filter

Filter

Leicester, England (UK)

3.7
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
De Montfort University Vice-Chancellor Dominic Shellard
Dominic Shellard
8 Ratings

12 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

  1. "morning cleaner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  3. "DMU Global"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Good for experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Good colleagues, support from staff is really good.

    Cons

    Management could be improved. It is a little bit old-fashioned.


  6. "Great place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at De Montfort University full-time

    Pros

    The culture is very relaxed and there is potential for growth depending on who your manager is. Enjoyed every bit of time there although a few changes in management and personal circumstances made me leave. Colleagues are superb fun to work with and the culture is very rewarding.

    Cons

    It's very easy to get complacent in your job role and not progress due to how comfortable the work environment is.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees an opportunity to develop career wise especially in the Service desk.


  7. "Recognition of your career stage"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Officer in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Officer in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on your line manager I think it is a fairly good place to work at. Rather risk averse at times, I would say and perhaps one would think that there are too many processes and procedures in place - some would call it red tape. But all those are there to protect yo was well!

    Cons

    At whatever part of your pay grade you are coming from in your previous job, you will be placed at the bottom of the starting salary. And depending on when you started working here, you will need to wait until you have completed a year's service before you can ask for a rise. At least that was the case with my line manager who recognised my experience but made no attempt to match my salary at my previous place of work.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise if someone has experience. Talent and experience will move on where they are paid what they are worth.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed Experience you may need to get out to get on"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in Leicester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Surprisingly good research culture in places for an ex-poly, good (physical) work environment, good business and professional connections

    Cons

    Beware the performance management culture that sits just across the road from bullying - I didn't experience this myself but others have, there are some weak and over-promoted people in significant positions. Poor promotion prospects except for people in faddish and 'of the moment' initiatives. Oh, and this may sound like a little thing but the parking's rubbish. If you are teaching an evening class 'til late you'll still need to be parked up by 745. That makes for a long, long day.

    Advice to Management

    Keep in touch with the people at the grassroots of the organisation


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of vision hinders employment chances"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Lecturer in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Lecturer in Leicester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at De Montfort University as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    City centre location. Motivated students.

    Cons

    Systematic downgrading of departments such as cyber security weaken their market position. Lack of willingness to use academics to develop departments to their full potential.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees for a change. Try not to keep everyone guessing on sessional contracts.


  10. "A great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    A great place to work with great pople and excellent pay. The hours are also very flexible and suitable for students who need extra income

    Cons

    There were not really any negatives for working at DMU since the work can be easily tailored to suit the employee. If you live nearby it is easy to reach but if you live further out it can be slightly harder to get to

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really to add


  11. Helpful (1)

    "An institution with a positive attitude and a few flies in the ointment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at De Montfort University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent facilities, both professional, social, and personal: Including a gym, cycle maintenance, computer maintenance and healthcare facility, multiple cafes and eateries, and the usual professional facilities you would expect from a university.

    A positive outlook to staff training and development.

    Continual development and improvement of campus buildings.

    Cons

    A lacklustre IT department who can be difficult to get a positive response from.

    A sometimes difficult to fathom administrative system (with regards to HR and middle management).

    Advice to Management

    Consider a review of technical support staff in specific locations, and of central IT management, as this department often feels unresponsive.

    Consider finding ways to reduce class sizes for practical lab sessions in the faculty of technology, as equipment (and sometimes staff) can be overstretched by lab groups of 15 or more.



Showing 12 of 18 reviews
Reset Filters