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Loughborough University Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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Pros
  • The university offers great support and a good working environment (in 6 reviews)

  • Flexible working hours as long as the work is done, good colleagues, interesting projects and good overall values of university and learning (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • It is a nice small town to work and live in (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1. "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


  2. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "Senior Research Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Software Engineer in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Research Software Engineer in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Able to provide research software engineering support to researchers across Loughborough University and more widely in the new EPSRC Tier 2 centre HPC Midlands Plus

    Cons

    Being removed from live industry causes challenges with keeping abreast of recent changes and trends, which is important on a year-on-year basis

    Advice to Management

    Drop requirements for Fortran knowledge since this too specialised to be pertinent in the marketplace, especially as we move forward with AI advances

  8. "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.


  9. "university"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loughborough University full-time

    Pros

    flexible academic environment, improve skills and publishing papers

    Cons

    low salary, not permanent job

    Advice to Management

    in general working in academia is very good, the only issue is that it is not easy to find a permanent position in academia.


  10. "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.


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