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"It was a great environment to work in with looks of very friendly and interesting people"

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Former Contractor - Market Researcher in Colchester, England (UK)
Former Contractor - Market Researcher in Colchester, England (UK)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at University of Essex as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

- university campus environment
- close-knit community
- generous employee packages
- good transport links

Cons

- bureaucracy
- many of the workers they are used to working at a public sector pace and therefore it can be hard to get things done quickly
- the university suffers from a lack of communication between departments... and therefore it can be hard to utilise the benefits of so many intelligent individuals in one place.

Advice to Management

- create better communication between departments
- encourage cross-department interactions
- weed out the lazy and slow workers.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Essex

  1. "Sticking to US Top Research Universities to Cheat in UK or Europe Research Ranking"

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    Former Contractor - Lecturer (Teaching Fellow) in Colchester, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Lecturer (Teaching Fellow) in Colchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Essex as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very small centre campus and the building was for military use in the past.
    Very good teaching quality in Economics, Government, Psychology & Linguitics.

    Cons

    Very urgy central campus and the new shining chinese-stype toilet as the memorial theatre building. So, even the VC is inbelievably stupid. That's why Essex's ranking droped from around 30s to 50s in just less than a decade.
    Very very rubbish Essex Business School. Not matter research, teaching, administration, marketing/promoting the new B-School....
    Student satisfaction is diving.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away if you can"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Colchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Colchester, England (UK)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good working hours
    Simple working practise

    Cons

    no career progression.
    Lots of people in union related posts not doing any work

    Advice to Management

    get rid of redundant and too much old staff

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