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Professor Malcolm Press
21 Ratings
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  1. "Academic position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Manchester Metropolitan University

    Pros

    Great technical staff, can do attitude is appreciated and a well presented business case can help with getting projects moving.

    Cons

    Some staff like to maintain old ways which slows things down sometimes.

    Manchester Metropolitan University2016-05-23
  2. "IT Rover"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manchester Metropolitan University part-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity for students to learn basic and advanced IT skills Awesome people to work with Constant contact with customer and people

    Cons

    Limited amount of hours available for students

    Manchester Metropolitan University2019-04-22
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Admin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Manchester Metropolitan University full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits package and friendly staff

    Cons

    Managers have no respect for staff

    Advice to Management

    Have more respect for lower graded staff

    Manchester Metropolitan University2019-03-27
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Worst place I have ever worked"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Manchester Metropolitan University full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Holidays and extra days off at Christmas Location – reasonably close to train stations General public sector perks like flexible working arrangements, pension, sick pay etc.

    Cons

    Bullying culture Favoritism Minimal training – PDR process is a total joke and seems like lip service each year Incompetent middle management Disconnect between middle management and the people above them and below them Job titles don’t reflect job roles Any good staff get frustrated and end up leaving or just stop caring – perpetuating the problems above

    Advice to Management

    Take a long hard look at what is actually going on in the university – stop putting your heads in the sand Focus on the negatives in the employee engagement survey with a view to improving things – rather than pretending that everything is hunky dory

    Manchester Metropolitan University2019-04-18
  5. Helpful (2)

    "You Keep Hoping It Will Get Better. It Doesn't."

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    Former Employee - Impact Manager in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Manchester Metropolitan University full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Reasonably large university and some friendly faces.

    Cons

    They retain an approach to dealing with staff that is nothing short of dystopian. Horrendous levels of bullying, bad management, disengaged senior leadership and a HR department that's straight off the Ark. Truth-telling also in short supply when things go wrong - they aren't adverse to fibbing and hiding truth when they're pulled up on issues. Shut down grievances, despite grievance policy in place. Break all the rules,...

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    Advice to Management

    Where to start? Not sure any advice will even touch the sides of the problem. Perhaps take a sabbatical and work in a professional (non-academic) organisation for a while to build up your skills and see how proper managers work. Keeping a front will only take managers so far - actual knowledge and skills are required, and repeat grievances by staff will build up a pattern that will eventually need addressing.

    Manchester Metropolitan University2019-03-30
  6. "Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manchester Metropolitan University full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, supportive,good environment to work.

    Cons

    None is there to mention.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Manchester Metropolitan University2019-01-09
  7. "Lovely place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manchester Metropolitan University full-time

    Pros

    Great personal development Amazing team

    Cons

    Pay grades are lower than average Hard to climb pay grades

    Advice to Management

    The level of management I deal with daily are amazing

    Manchester Metropolitan University2019-01-08
  8. "Student at Manchester Metropolitan University"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England

    I have been working at Manchester Metropolitan University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Large variety of student services.

    Cons

    Lack of a service that provides a relaxing/de-stressing area for students.

    Manchester Metropolitan University2018-12-30
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocre managers, but some academic freedom remains"

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    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Manchester Metropolitan University full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Some academic freedom and flexibility.

    Cons

    Management driven by ludicrous metrics. Changes are decided on without consultation and without thinking them through, and often reversed after a year or two.

    Advice to Management

    Refrain from micro-managing your academic staff. They know well enough how to do their jobs.

    Manchester Metropolitan University2019-01-02
  10. "Associate Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Associate Lecturer in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manchester Metropolitan University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Autonomy. Trust. Encouragement with my own academic progress

    Cons

    Communication could be improved

    Advice to Management

    Clearer delivery of expectations

    Manchester Metropolitan University2018-11-29
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