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Newcastle College Reviews

Updated June 14, 2017
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  1. "Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Teaching is great.
    The students are great.
    Your colleagues are great.

    Cons

    There has recently been a restructure of the college with many staff either being sacked or taking voluntary redundancy. Salaries are down with contact time with the students being reduced by almost a third while the workload has been almost doubled.


  2. "Lecturer"

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Newcastle College (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great working with people there, all have a 'can do' attitude.
    Great City Centre location.
    Decent Facilities

    Cons

    Management has little regard for employees.
    Business interest is more about profit than investment in infrastructure.
    Expectations of employees are unreasonable and unachievable.
    Certain departments are extremely understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in infrastructure and staff.
    Focus on keeping a happy workforce and you will get more productivity.

  3. "BTEC CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION"

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    Current Employee - Student in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Newcastle College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are so many half terms breaks along side days off because of tutors development days

    Cons

    EXPENSIVE FOOD , DIRTY TOILETS AND CLASSROOMS, MOST Tutors don't teach you much , poor computer facilities because most of the technology is broken
    college discriminate against people with criminal records and even disabilities

    Advice to Management

    Shut down


  4. "Catering Services Assistant"

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

    I have been working at Newcastle College full-time

    Pros

    School holidays off - friendly team - flexible working - good hours - free parking - good work life balance - uniform provided - interesting customer base

    Cons

    Repetitive work - no scope for extra duties or workload - poor communication from management - no voice in the company - lack of opportunites

    Advice to Management

    Create a better working culture by listening to staff and taking on board comments and suggestions from the front line workforce


  5. "General opinion"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Newcastle College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent Complex/Buildings,keen students,easy classroom layout

    Cons

    Too much in house back stabbing.Not a nice place to work,moral very low.


  6. "Corrupt leadership"

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

    I worked at Newcastle College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some dedicated teaching staff within the organisation

    Cons

    Corrupt leadership, promotion of friends and poor staff development, non recognition of over achievers. Generally corrupt and a demoralising place to work

    Advice to Management

    Management are the problem


  7. "Business development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Newcastle College full-time

    Pros

    Good employer, lots of internal opportunities to progress. Supportive management team-nice environment to work in and a good team around me.

    Cons

    Stretching targets to achieve, some lack of support from teams not directly associated. Can be a little too much focus on short term goals

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the long term strategy-give new areas of growth time to develop and mature.

  8. "Goodish company"

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    Former Employee - Teacher/Trainer in Newcastle, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Teacher/Trainer in Newcastle, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Newcastle College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very keen on staff development, offer CPD up to M.ed levels free for full time staff, lotsof other benefits

    Cons

    Job security, constant reorgansisation, redundencies happen often

    Advice to Management

    company expanding too quickly, funding diverted from core business


  9. "Money driven teaching"

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Newcastle College (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    big company, good facilities, good location

    Cons

    older employees made redundant to save money, and cheeper new teachers to replace them

    Advice to Management

    care about your emplyees and students for the long term


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Poor SMT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fabulous building and resources available. Some approachable managers some excellent teamwork.

    Cons

    Poor management structures with a lack of transparency. Very little support but huge expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Don't simp,y think it's easier to get staff to leave drill down and find the reasons why so many are unhappy.


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