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"Freedom to investigate within projects"

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Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Leeds, England (UK)
Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Leeds, England (UK)
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great company pension contribution and work is limited to EU time constraints (although, personally I favour project management which gets the job done and not partially done within the time constraints).

Cons

Bosses are pushed towards publications meaning work can be highly pressured (but that is how I work best) and performance is rated on attainment and not attempts, so to be successful one has to not only work hard but work accurately.

Advice to Management

Be more pro-active on training the people who can be leaders in their current field but also in other opportunities that may come their way. Better training in different applied skills would be greatly appreciated.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Leeds

  1. "Pretty good place to do your PhD"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good facilities, good location, large body of experience to draw from, good social life, good range of professional development courses

    Cons

    Long hours, limited opportunities to advance, lots of cut backs at the moment resulting in poor job security, poor car parking

    Advice to Management

    Discuss changes with people on the ground rather than making changes that make no sense to the everyday running of the company


  2. "Does Leeds Lead?"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A good amount of flexibility of hours and working practices can be found. It varies from department to department, however there is a definite emphasis on trying to get work life balance right, if not always communicated that well.

    Cons

    Slow to make decisions, just because you are an academic doesn't make you a good manager or good at setting strategy for running a large organisation.

    Did I mention slow???

    Politics.....and ego's, may be not that different from corporates after all!

    Advice to Management

    Get out there and work in industry and bring your experience back, or at least stop hiding from it.

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