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Loughborough University Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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  • Loughborough is a small town in midland (in 4 reviews)

  • Pay is poor but you don't go into academia for the money (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Very good university in terms of research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loughborough University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good facilities with very good supervising

    Cons

    payments are low and hard to promote


  2. "REview"

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    Former Employee - Bar Staff/Hospitality in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Bar Staff/Hospitality in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible with university life

    Cons

    Managed quite badly, left to your own devices a lot of the time.

    Advice to Management

    play a more active role.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Poor leadership, focus on driving costs down and staff out"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Loughborough University full-time

    Pros

    Great Campus based site with excellent facilities.

    Cons

    Management is top heavy, driving work downwards that is ill-thought out and poorly administered. No obvious logic in some decisions. More recently there has been a push towards outsourcing work and making long-term staff redundant. HR function is one of the poorest I've encountered anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Management tends to ignore advice to protect their own inadequacy.


  4. "Student at lboro"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Loughborough University part-time

    Pros

    High achieving university, friendly, sociable

    Cons

    Very sports orientated, small location


  5. "The bubble"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loughborough University part-time

    Pros

    Friendly environmental and lovely campus

    Cons

    There are none that I can think of


  6. "Overall a good employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Collegial atmosphere, generally good management staff relations, high performing without a great deal of macho posturing (but still some!)

    Cons

    Becoming more centralised and performance driven when performance was already high, but still considerably more reasonable than most universities in the way it deals with staff

    Advice to Management

    Devolve more decisions and simplify approval processes


  7. "Chemistry PhD at Loughborough University"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Loughborough, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Flexible working within good quality laboratories

    Cons

    Interdepartmental collaborations were difficult to orchestrate.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing.

  8. "Ops staff"

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    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Assistant in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Assistant in Loughborough, England (UK)

    I have been working at Loughborough University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment, friendly workplace and easy going.

    Cons

    Lack of responsibility and active discouragement from management to increase responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Actually encourage your employees to push themselves to achieve more, especially at the pool.


  9. "Loughborough University"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Administrator in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Administrator in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Loughborough University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Largest single site university campus in uk with very friendly atmosphere and masses of top class sport participation facilities

    Cons

    Whatever your discipline, new acquaintances will assume you are studying sport even though it was the first university of technology

    Advice to Management

    A Russel Group research university, the 'SAS' for sports students, and consistently in top 10 of most rankings for student experience


  10. "Great place to work, but I feel pay is low"

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    Current Employee - Events Assistant in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Events Assistant in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Loughborough University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Lovely working environment
    - Good amount of professional support
    - Manager very supportive
    - Great annual leave and other holidays entitlements

    Cons

    - Low pay for the amount of work
    - Other 'Assistant' roles are higher paid
    - No overtime, just TOIL

    Advice to Management

    Equal pay between roles, introduce overtime pay for those who have to work weekends/evenings.


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