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"Convinced me to leave Southampton"

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Current Contractor - Research Associate in Southampton, England (UK)
Current Contractor - Research Associate in Southampton, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I have been working at University of Southampton as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Good engineering facilities when they work. Nice central campus with pretty gardens. Generous vacation allowance. Bus station on campus allowing for easy transportation links to city centre, airport, and London.

Cons

Administration does not take ownership of administrative tasks. Line managers are not suitably trained. Work/life balance is poor and is not taken into consideration by management. For early career researchers there is very little chance for future progression.

Advice to Management

Focus less on strategy and pay more attention to making staff happier.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Southampton

  1. "Being a researcher at the ORC-UoS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Research Fellow in Southampton, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Research Fellow in Southampton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Southampton as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    In some departments the research environment is very vital and full of ideas. Most of the research/support staff are nice people. Availability of research equipment is impressive.

    Cons

    The University has dramatically reduced the support staff so sometimes it takes long time to have things done due to overload on the remaining ones.

    The University should invest more for keeping their good researchers with longer time perspectives for them.

    Advice to Management

    Should invest in more long term (5 years minimum) employment for research staff to allow them plan and develop their research agenda.


  2. "perfect"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in City of London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    environment is perfect and salary is very good.
    team member is good.
    Hope more people join in my university and good luck

    Cons

    the city is too small and have no fun in the city.
    Moreover, there are not too many big company in Southampton

    Advice to Management

    environment is perfect and salary is very good.
    team member is good.
    Hope more people join in my university and good luck

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