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Updated June 25, 2017
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Bristol, England (UK)

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  • Career progression opportunities are limited (in 6 reviews)

  • No cons good overall experience (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "A nice working place in Bristol"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bristol, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Bristol is a very nice city and the University of Bristol has a very friendly working environment.

    Cons

    The building that I am working in is a little bit old (almost 20 years), so some minor problems have turn out and needed to be sorted.


  2. "A good start to a career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Bristol part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, great for full-time students
    Plenty of work and career related training available through the career services

    Cons

    The claim system was outdated and did not work properly. Unable to claim your work online, instead a printed claim forms where still in use in 2017!

    Advice to Management

    I believe that it would be worth investing in a new claim system, as well as, some improvements could be made to the job signup system. Google forms might not be the best way to go

  3. "PhD Student Review"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of freedom is given on where to steer your research interests. Loads of meetings, interesting scientific activities. Plenty of opportunities to teach.

    Cons

    Computers are not extremely powerful. The internet connection might be down over the weekend.


  4. "Poor. Security"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Bristol (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good around package, great environment, good pension, lots of time off.

    Cons

    Forced over time, day and night shift work combined, very bad supervisor making work difficult for anyone who questions his sanity, lost of wasted time, no brainiers in charge.......out dated work practices, Working with rude staff who had no idea how to treat students and academic which resulted in poor team work of which I have no association with..

    Advice to Management

    Stop turning a blind eye to bad security staff at all levels , don`t be cowards all your life!


  5. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Bristol, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Bristol (Less than a year)

    Pros

    University of Bristol is a good place to form yourself in research

    Cons

    I have no cons to say about the University of Bristol


  6. "A well paid part-time job"

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    Current Employee - Post-Offer Visit Day Steward in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Post-Offer Visit Day Steward in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Bristol part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is quite well for the work you do
    Hours are flexible - if you have things that come up last minute they are willing to accommodate that

    Cons

    My payment was delayed due to an administrative error
    Sometimes I felt a lack of organisation from the supervisor

    Advice to Management

    Advertise the job more and make sure all employees are paid on time


  7. "Life sciences building, pretty but frustrating"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Bristol full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The building looks great. When I arrived I noticed how relaxed the atmosphere was and how little stress I could see on people's faces.

    Cons

    The usual university beaurocracy meant I didn't get registered onto the ordering system for a few months, laptop didn't arrive until almost 3 months.

    Advice to Management

    I think BrisSynBio is very fractured and the people working in it need some identity.

  8. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Bristol, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Bristol full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working environment is very good. Staff and official are friendly and supportive and Bristol city itself is very cosmopolitan.

    Cons

    Very limited funding for non tenured staffs


  9. "Good university to work for"

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    Current Employee - KTP Associate in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - KTP Associate in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Bristol (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work flexibility, Clear career progression, Friendly working environment, Nearby amenities and city centre

    Cons

    Little insight of challenges faced by increase in students

    Advice to Management

    Better recognition of teachers


  10. "Great if you want an easy life!"

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    Current Contractor - Reporting Analyst in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Reporting Analyst in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Bristol as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Brilliant Work/Life Balance
    - Nice people to work with
    - Great pension

    Cons

    Please bear in mind i worked in professional services, nothing to do with Teaching or Research
    - Very little happens.... ever
    - Very strong heirachy in place
    - Difficult to progress

    Advice to Management

    Don't only recruit from within the higher education sector... branch out to other sectors to bring in more knowledge


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