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Updated November 2, 2017
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London Metropolitan University Vice-Chancellor Malcolm Gillies
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  1. "No progression"

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

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

    Pros

    Good colleagues. Nice academics. Job variaty

    Cons

    constant restructure. Difficult to advance

    Advice to Management

    stop costing the Uni so much money with bad decisions


  2. "Great people but low morale"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at London Metropolitan University part-time

    Pros

    Great lecturers and staff
    Interesting students
    Rewarding work
    Great location
    Flexible opportunities - part-time work available for lecturers

    Cons

    The management of the university is chronically disorganised and it is constantly having to make staff redundant - every two or three years - which means staff morale is on the floor. I was only there three years and was asked to reapply for my job twice. It's such a shame as there are great people there working very hard to do the best for the students.

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip!

  3. "The uni has been struggling for some time"

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    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Upper Holloway, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Upper Holloway, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at London Metropolitan University part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Mostly very friendly and supportive colleagues.

    Cons

    Prospects of growth are nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    Well like many universities the higher level management is just trying to pull a rabbit out the hat and just focusing on gimmicks rather taking real concrete steps...


  4. "Disfunctional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at London Metropolitan University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most colleagues are great and highly committed (despite being repeatedly culled).
    Students are likewise great but under-resourced. Hard to find more pros, frankly

    Cons

    Dreadful leadership, who have accepted the most stupid of models for provision of Higher Education. A culture of intimidation prevails, and rounds of redundancies recur each year.

    Advice to Management

    A clear out of the higher echelons is long overdue, but since that includes most of the management to whom this is addressed....


  5. "Fitness Centre Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at London Metropolitan University part-time

    Pros

    Great Place, Managers are very nice and look after their staff, free gym

    Cons

    Working until late, unpaid holidays

    Advice to Management

    They are doing great


  6. "Stuck in the past and dragging its heals"

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

    Pros

    - relaxed atmosphere
    - friendly staff

    Cons

    - no training
    - rolling contracts, nothing permenant
    - stuck in the past mentality

    Advice to Management

    Hire professionals who know what they're doing and take their advice even if you don't agree.


  7. "Senior Lecturer"

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    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!

  8. "Event Assistant"

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    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


  9. "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


  10. "Londonmet"

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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

    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.


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