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"High in ranking but really bad in reality"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at University of Manchester full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The largest university in the u.k., good learning facilities and beautiful buildings. Times/QS ranking at top 30 in the world, although guardian raking shows lower figures that tier 3 universities in the uk. Great city life and easy access to services and shops. A legacy and long tradition of innovation.

Cons

Bad quality research in engineering( with the exception of electrical engineering) including computer, mechanical, aerospace, civil and life sciences/ biotech. International students/ researchers from developing countries are treated badly with the exception of "promoted students" who are send to attend independent reviews to keep up university ranking. Students/ researchers are victimized if a complaint is made against senior lecturer/profs, either by reducing exam grades or by calling a researchers research work sub-standard by senior lecturers/ profs. The "zero tolerance for bullying" is not applicable for undergrads, grad students and post-docs. Partially racist attitude of faculty members and poor quality of teaching which is far below standards of tier 2 universities in developing countries. The career service, although voted to be one of the best as per independent reviews, is actually not that good.

Advice to Management

Please do something about the cons. Please kindly remove low quality teaching/ research faculty from the computer, mech, aero, civil engineering department. And kindly say no to these racist attitudes and make the "zero tolerance for bullying" as advertised in brochures actually applicable to students and young researchers!

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. Helpful (3)

    "Great place but far too many drawbacks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    Great place ... close to city center, a good library, societies and friendly people. The University and research work is highly publicized through media such as news, internet articles, blogs etc.

    Cons

    Very bad teaching quality compared to universities of the same league. Even lecture notes have errors and exam evaluation contain is done badly. Bad treatment of researchers in engineering and sciences, including taking credit by senior lecturers and profs, bad treatment of international students etc.

    Advice to Management

    It is high time that the management took measures to improve standards!

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