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University of Bath Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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Pros
  • The campus is beautiful and only 20 mins walk into the City centre (in 5 reviews)

  • good university, studied aerospace engineering, good teaching and project work, also good campus life (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Parking, poor built environment, obsession with league tables, often brusque and secretive senior management style (in 3 reviews)

  • The campus buildings aren't as nice as the city centre, though they are functional (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Bath part-time

    Pros

    Very convenient with your study schedule and flexible hours. No need to hold office hours

    Cons

    Can be a lot of tedious marking involved.


  2. "Nice boss"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Bath, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Bath, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary , very nice boss and he is supportive.

    Cons

    No nice foods on the hill

    Advice to Management

    More shops and restaurants.

  3. "Good when the directions are clear"

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

    I have been working at University of Bath part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good level of benefits such as maternity, flexi etc.

    Cons

    Getting another department to work better with you

    Advice to Management

    Make the direction of each department clearer to them especially when all the staff in that department are leaving one by one!!


  4. "research associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    collaboration with companies and university

    Cons

    far from the city and old lab facility


  5. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Masters Student in Bath, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Masters Student in Bath, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Bath full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    major why I dont like to write a lot is ti enough now?

    Cons

    The lack of classmates major why I dont like to write a lot is ti enough now?

    Advice to Management

    Teach more major why I dont like to write a lot is ti enough now?


  6. "Experience of Bath"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lovely friendly environment. Enjoyable role. Lovely students. Small and friendly campus environment.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for progression and development. Archaic working practices and not a particularly dynamic organisation.

    Advice to Management

    Develop new talent. Be open to flexible and agile working. Review your total reward package. Staffrooms are needed!!!!


  7. "Robotics PhD"

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    Former Employee - PhD Student in Bath, England (UK)
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Bath, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A compact campus on the edge of a very nice small city. The university does a lot of good research, and I was allowed freedom to pursue my own project.

    Cons

    The Post-Graduate Skills training was exasperating - pitched far too low, fixated on superficial presentation and lacking discussion of hard science. The presence of courses based on long debunked pseudoscience should not be accepted in a serious research university. (This however is a UK-wide problem).

    Advice to Management

    Change how you market the University - focus on high academic standards and alumni outcomes - current undergrads have nothing to compare to make an accurate judgment.

  8. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Bath full-time

    Pros

    Lovely campus and friendly people. Great place for all age groups looking to grow in a small city.

    Cons

    Bath is a small city and the pace could be quite slow.

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to be more open about ways of progressing in one's career.


  9. "Management and internal politics is a problem"

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

    I worked at University of Bath part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great campus and facilities. Brilliant research and inspirational academics to work alongside.

    Cons

    The internal politics within the administrative sections is a problem and HR rules and regulations seemed to be abused too often.

    Advice to Management

    More action is needed to tackle bullying, improve staff morale and create opportunities for career progression and expertise.


  10. "a student of MBA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good professors and very safety environment

    Cons

    campus is located in too small city


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