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Loughborough University Reviews

Updated August 10, 2017
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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. "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

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "Improvements needed"

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    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall great environment to work in for most of staff and good modern buildings with up to date facilities in all areas.

    Cons

    Not all staff groups have the same promotion and development scope due to operational management issues and as a consequence quite a few left my former department which was STEM focussed to take up other work or retire.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all staff equally within your policy on equality and also make sure when issues arise due to non compliance by line managers that they are swiftly dealt with.


  6. "Student ambassador"

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

    I worked at Loughborough University part-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to build your communication skills, meet new people, go to university fairs and facilitate events run by the university. I would recommend it.

    Cons

    I dont really have any negatives, you choose your hours, events you want to be a part of. The manager is lovely, she is very communicative and nice.


  7. "Great University"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible work with a focus on customer service and commercial awareness

    Cons

    Hours are too irregular, otherwise no complaints

  8. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Student in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place, learn lots. One of the best engineering universities in the uk. Have encouraging staff the genuinely want you to suceed.

    Cons

    High level sport opportunities, but not for average people. Town isn't great, but students being around the town help with that. Sports facilities are expensive the hire out


  9. "PhD student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loughborough, England (UK)

    I worked at Loughborough University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of the best engineering university in UK .

    Cons

    The town was very small and social activity was a bit down compare to big cities.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Research Associate"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends

    I have been working at Loughborough University as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours as long as the work is done, good colleagues, interesting projects and good overall values of university and learning.

    Cons

    Work load can become difficult to manage when more tasks are given . Difficult to say no when you're in a contract position but very poor (i.e. non-existent) career progression opportunities as there is no route other than a full-time academic position. Pay is poor but you don't go into academia for the money!


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