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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. 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "GOOD STUFF"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was good work...hard working but well worth it and i believe that other should take the oppurtuniy to work for such a business

    Cons

    it was slow at times and they did not always take you seriously but then again you are just an intern so what can you expect

    Advice to Management

    be more appreciative of your employees they are willing to learn, and are capable as long as you push them as much as poss

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Quite interesting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent scenery and sporting facility. Quite a friendly environment with enormous amount of team work. State of the art engineering facility.

    Cons

    Job insecurity is high. Very quiet and lonely town. Little encouragement about good work done. Unnecessary training courses that waste productive time.

    Advice to Management

    maintain the facility on ground. Encourage fellow researchers more about god work done. Be more concerned by researcher's well being.


  4. "University must treat all staff members equally in every aspect!"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Loughborough University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    While some departments are well managed and environment is good, things can be better!

    Cons

    Not enough investment in support staff especially those working at the sharp end!

    Advice to Management

    Put into practise what you say via strategic plan on investment in staff


  5. "Not much opportunity for students, but that seems to be changing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loughborough University part-time

    Pros

    The careers services started an initiative called Work@Lboro, which focuses on helping students to find work during term time in Loughborough, either on campus or off. This was not around when I first started. Though I was still lucky enough for find employment with the Sports Development Centre and the IT Services. Both jobs were on a casual basis, which was perfect for students since it gave me the flexibility to study.

    Cons

    The employers did not seem to take account that being employed on a casual basis means that I might not know every detail of the workings. This was particularly true for working at the swimming pool, and I found it frustrating when I was unreasonably expected to know everything about the facility when I only work there about once or twice a month.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Research Assistant"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Dynamic, trenchant environment

    Cons

    Salary . .


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Researcher
    Former Employee - Researcher

    Pros

    Very good research environment and collaboration opportunities.

    Cons

    Limited promotion opportunities for research staff

  8. Helpful (1)

    "An Acquired Taste"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Administrative in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Loughborough University part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Energetic ethos provided by students, a spacious campus and sport obsessions.

    Cost of living in the East Midlands is cheap

    Management is traditionally authoritarian but generally supportive.

    Despite the increasing pressures on Higher Education, mostly never forgets it is a university

    Cons

    If you work in a support service, very poor promotion prospects, basically you need to apply for vacancies which are few and far between.

    Management is poor quality (though not necessarily intrusive). Too many academics pretending to be managers - managerialism is rife

    Advice to Management

    See above.


  9. "Employability Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexi time
    long standing employees
    good training opportunities

    Cons

    location in middle of nowhere


  10. "PDRA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nothing, had lot of issues with the funding agency

    Cons

    Not novel research issues with the partners in the project.


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