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"Working in academia is hard because of bike shedding and penny pinching."

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Current Employee - Research Fellow in Southampton, England (UK)
Current Employee - Research Fellow in Southampton, England (UK)
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Negative Outlook

I have been working at University of Southampton full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great research, smart people, vibrant students with a willingness to learn and teach you in return.

Cons

Admin. The administration are the slowest, laziest kinds of people. Jobsworths through and through with no idea what the big picture is and intention to figure it out.

The pointless Bureaucracy that is eating academia from the inside out is in full force in southampton.

Advice to Management

Fire HR and Finance.
Start again and under stand that these support staff need to SUPPORT staff...and SUPPORT students... and not act as a barrier every opportunity they have

Other Employee Reviews for University of Southampton

  1. Helpful (1)

    "I am a 4th year PhD student in the university of Southampton."

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    Current Employee - Research Student in Southampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Student in Southampton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Southampton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    academically strong and well funded engineering department. World class facilities.

    Cons

    not enough feedback given. some professors are better than others.


  2. "Pretty good, nice and friendly staff."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay considering not very much prior experiencing needed for the job.
    Easy to get references and meet other fellow students and to diversify your experiences.

    Cons

    Cant think of many but one of them would be that most of the jobs at Students Services do not help your career in the long run in terms of they are not jobs that oculd help you settle they are rather only good for gaining some experience.

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