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Updated June 27, 2017
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  1. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Swansea Center, MA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Swansea Center, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Swansea University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance Is Great, right by the beach.

    Cons

    Work Must Be Done Every Day

    Advice to Management

    Work Less


  2. "Clearing Helpline Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great rate of pay
    Friendly co-workers
    Fits well with term times
    Training Provided

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Great CV opportunity for students, really glad that they hire from the student body rather than externally

  3. "Good location and nice workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good facilities, great staff for mentoring.

    Cons

    Finance and HR are a bit slow to set up salary etc.


  4. "Poor culture and values"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Swansea, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Swansea, Wales (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Swansea University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Probably its most redeeming feature is being near the sea

    Cons

    Poor culture and values system. Both are tick box exercises and the culture and values are not lived. Fraught with poor management which leads to poor performance. Performance Development Review is a yearly exercise to tick off on the calendar and of no benefit to employees or management. Many people spend their time under a deluge of emails and incapable of doing work of substance.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace a culture that is lived by the organisation through all levels


  5. "Overall a positive experience. Colleagues were helpful and friendly. The work challenging at times, but manageable."

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    Former Employee - Technician in Swansea, Wales (UK)
    Former Employee - Technician in Swansea, Wales (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Swansea University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The location is very good, right on the beach, next to a park. The people are great, friendly and fun.

    Cons

    The pay is low, the work can feel repetitive (working to the academic calendar meant each year basically repeated itself.) Very limited parking.

    Advice to Management

    Find some way to provide more parking for staff at the Singleton campus.


  6. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swansea University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    New facilities at Bay campus are amazing

    Cons

    Not a very good upper management


  7. "International Exposure"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swansea University full-time

    Pros

    Worked with culturally diverse people

    Cons

    I love my job, no cons

  8. "PhD Student- Material Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Phd Student Researcher in Swansea, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Phd Student Researcher in Swansea, Wales (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swansea University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent facilities and equipment for cutting edge research

    Cons

    Delay in their works due to being busy.


  9. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    String international ties, progressive outlook

    Cons

    Poor lecture staff, very little focus on student success

    Advice to Management

    Clear house of the senior lectureres, dragging the rest of the system doen


  10. "Brands communicatior"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A great place to work, very fun and not everyday is the same

    Cons

    There no cons for this role


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