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"Typical public sector trying and failing to be a business"

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Former Employee - Admissions Assistant in Manchester, England (UK)
Former Employee - Admissions Assistant in Manchester, England (UK)
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Can be a stimulating environment to be in. The work is worthwhile. A globally recognised institution. There are opportunities to develop.

Cons

Grown too large and lost touch with itself, its employees and the students. Reliance on IT systems has not been match by investment in the IT infrastructure leading to regular breaks in service.

Advice to Management

Remember what it is that you need to do well and do it. The University isn't a business but it can benefit from being run more like one but not at the expense of the whole University.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Manchester

  1. Helpful (2)

    "easy going place to work"

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    Current Employee - Web Infrastructure Coordinator in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Web Infrastructure Coordinator in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    flexible working, good pension, good holidays, bike to work scheme

    Cons

    male dominated environment, 'ivory tower' management model, limited career opportunities, funding cuts in training and development,

    Advice to Management

    listen to staff more, invest in staff development, create more job opportunities, get rid of dead wood


  2. "Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible and excellent research facilities

    Cons

    too relaxed environment at work.

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