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Nottingham Trent University Reviews

Updated Mar 26, 2020

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3.3
56%
Recommend to a Friend
53%
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Nottingham Trent University Vice-Chancellor Professor Edward Peck (no image)
Professor Edward Peck
38 Ratings
Pros
  • "Wonderful place to work; flexible working and great benefits with a thoughtful and proactive team(in 12 reviews)

  • "Great People, Great Working environment (If you don't get stuck in a broom closet(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "some outdated lecturers who are stuck in their ways(in 5 reviews)

  • "Mostly students so lots of people calling in sick/not showing up(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "-"

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    Current Employee - Student in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nottingham Trent University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Full of lots of people good people who want to see you do well.

    Cons

    some outdated lecturers who are stuck in their ways.

    Nottingham Trent University2020-03-16
  2. "Great colleagues, toxic culture"

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    Former Employee - Administrator 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nottingham Trent University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of development opps - if you look for them Great people

    Cons

    Toxic management culture Concerns of knowledgeable and experienced staff ignored Cut budgets and reduce staff numbers but exec expect same results Culture of brushing issues under the carpet

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    Nottingham Trent University2020-03-26
  3. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Strategic Partnerships Manager in Nottingham, England

    I have been working at Nottingham Trent University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Diversity of services and products to offer employers

    Cons

    Lack of non-academic experience at senior management and executive level

    Nottingham Trent University2020-03-10
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nottingham Trent University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Annual leave and no requirement to do long hours

    Cons

    Executive team are toxic and very much cascades down

    Nottingham Trent University2020-02-24
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Atrocious - Bully Culture - Nepotism"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nottingham Trent University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    at this stage i really have noting positive to say

    Cons

    The culture of bullying, and the nepotism is disgraceful. Worst of all is the attitude towards mental health. people forced out of the position because of mental health issues. Zero understanding. Zero empathy and proactively seeking to fire people with mental health issues (this has happened on multiple occasions) Gang culture means unless you are in the clique - you are going nowhere. People promoted into positions with absolutely no skill set to do so. People put into jobs that are not advertised to all staff. Interviews are made about specific subjects - not about job description or person spec. People (friends of clique) are hand picked for the role are then given information regarding the very specific questions for interview, this means other people going for the role do not stand a chance. People with none of the job requirements , skills, knowledge or experience put into roles as they "interviewed well" - of course they did, you made the interview about a subject you have fed to them..?!?! People in the office (who are highly skilled, but are not friends with clique) are now not bothering applying for roles as "we know who is going to get that". People leave and do not complain as they are so deflated

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    Nottingham Trent University2020-03-11
  6. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nottingham Trent University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very fun place to work and good moneu

    Cons

    They don’t have enough hours

    Nottingham Trent University2020-01-14
  7. "Interesting work, terrible job security"

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    Current Employee - Research Technician in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nottingham Trent University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Interesting and varied work, exciting to be part of projects pushing research areas forward. Friendly culture.

    Cons

    Appalling job security. Contracts for most research staff are extended for a maximum of 3 months at a time, and often won't find out if it's being extended or not up to a week before it runs out.

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    Nottingham Trent University2019-12-14
  8. "Best University ever!"

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    Former Employee - Student in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nottingham Trent University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great teaching techniques, interesting courses as well as modules

    Cons

    I can't say anything bad about this university.

    Nottingham Trent University2019-12-09
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Incompetency and discrimination"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nottingham Trent University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Open working environment - Easy commute using Tram, Bus and allocated parking - Opportunities for travel

    Cons

    - Higher management will discriminate against anyone who is white and/or male - Higher management will frequently block or sabotage your career progression if your political views do not align with theirs - The University as a whole refuses to develop and improve their services, more students join each year but staff levels diminish - Terrible pay, subpar support from colleagues - Not a meritocracy, better oppertunities and treatment will only present themselves if you are female, not white and are typically left leaning, you will be bullied by management unless you fulfil these requirements. - This has led to a workplace filled with unqualified individuals who push their work onto others to avoid doing it.

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    Nottingham Trent University2019-11-13
  10. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Team Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nottingham Trent University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, excellent colleagues, variety of jobs

    Cons

    Communication is poor within some areas

    Nottingham Trent University2019-10-24
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