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Updated April 13, 2017
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  1. "Senior Lecturer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer
    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at London Metropolitan University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Although once a great place to work (pre-2004), in recent years, hard to identify any positives at all

    Cons

    Incompetent management of dubious integrity, incapable of discharging basic managerial responsibility. Culture of bullying actively promoted by senior management and HR. Long term financial mismanagement has led to endless redundancy rounds, involuntary demotions and extensive use of zero hours contracts (and hourly paid lecturers receive truly appalling treatment). Many building closures and lack of investment has led to a steep deterioration in the quality of facilities. Avoid like the plague.

    Advice to Management

    Any point? None whatsoever!


  2. "Event Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Event Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Event Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at London Metropolitan University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free Food
    Good to meet new prospective students
    Nice work study balance

    Cons

    Pay isn't great
    Long hours
    Not enough opporunities

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  3. "lecturer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    some of the colleagues were supportive, many were not

    Cons

    Many- bullying managers, stressful, heavy workloads. Working long hours - works out on minimum wage. Don't work here!

    Advice to Management

    none because they won't listen


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  5. "Diverse and positive student population but strained resources negatively impact on job satisfaction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Paid Lecturer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Paid Lecturer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at London Metropolitan University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Holloway is a nice campus with a good d al of space and generally good lecture rooms
    The students are nice and most of the lecturers are good eggs

    Cons

    Lecturers are expected to take on far too much
    The management are very stressy and the ethos is hard-nosed from the top-down.


  6. "Londonmet"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at London Metropolitan University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly place near Liverpool street station so from Essex good commute. Bloomberg facility was fun to teach. In the earlier years plenty of opportunity to travel with work. India, Pakistan, Vietnam, Turkey, Qatar.

    Cons

    3 years of section 118 redundancies. Bad feeling between staff and management after winding down of research and business division.

    Advice to Management

    Try to get feel good factor back and focus on increasing revenue as well as costs. Corporate governance was an issue with the government.


  7. "Management Performance"

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    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer In Marketing in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer In Marketing in London, England (UK)
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at London Metropolitan University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Progressive academically. The University is ambitious with a clear mission

    Cons

    Poor in staff conditions and welfare

    Advice to Management

    Improve staff welfare and management especially lecturers. Staff need to feel part of the system


  8. "Student Ambassador review"

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    Current Employee - University Ambassador Team Leader in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - University Ambassador Team Leader in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at London Metropolitan University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good pay and has leniency

    Cons

    Short hours, zero hour contracts.


  9. "Enrolment Administrator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enrolment Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Enrolment Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, brilliant enviorment and team.

    Cons

    There aren't any cons at my old place

    Advice to Management

    None found


  10. "student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at London Metropolitan University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's my first time as a student in London by I like the university structure that allows me to lead my academic researches.independency, good library, professional course, small class, good schedule, interesting lectures, nice facilities

    Cons

    As I mentioned in the pros paragraph, this is a functional based on independency. It can have to backwards when you are new and don't really know how the UK uni system works.

    Advice to Management

    Be prepared to independent and self led academic researches and be aware of what changes a professional course may induce. It's a great opportunity but you have to know about these.


  11. "Vile culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Permanent Employee In I T in Harlow, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Permanent Employee In I T in Harlow, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at London Metropolitan University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice co workers, that's it!

    Cons

    Disgusting conditions/decor.

    Management blame culture with total disregard for employee welfare.
    Management are rude and lazy.
    It is no wonder this university is going under. Lots of management jumping ship.

    Some extremely vile management tactics.

    Advice to Management

    Leave. You are not worthy of the effect and involvement you have on employee's lives.


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