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Updated June 18, 2017
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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. "PhD in CDT"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good funding, training before starting the PhD

    Cons

    No cons, very good place to work

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  2. "Summer Scholar"

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    Former Employee - Summer Research Scholar in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Summer Research Scholar in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working hours, staff and people are very friendly and plenty of feedback on projects. Top class research facilities and research has strong impact. Also the team I was in had very good cohesion and we did lots of stuff together!

    Cons

    Offices were sub standard and due to hot weather always hot in them during the summer. Sometimes at meetings it was difficult to contribute and the supervisor could talk about something completely unrelated to the work

  3. "Admission"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA

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

    Pros

    Location and some staff are friendly.

    Cons

    Mangerial challenges. Not much understanding of higher education.

    Advice to Management

    Hire Leaders that understand higher education better.


  4. "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


  5. "Librarian"

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

    Pros

    good reputation, good payments and environment

    Cons

    busy during the exam period


  6. "Post-Grad Research"

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, diverse workforce and lots of opportunities to learn. The facilities are less than a year old, and there are lots of opportunity for funding. Bristol Is a fun place to live. You are your own boss and manage your own time.

    Cons

    Expensive to live in Bristol, housing prices are continuously on the rise.

    Advice to Management

    Aid Staff in locating housing.


  7. "What working at UoB is like...."

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

    Pros

    Some colleagues have high quality research programmes and are also good human beings to work with.

    Cons

    Provincial, sexist and lacking racial diversity. Senior managers incredibly narrow- minded and hypocritical. Teaching is viewed as a service we render undergrads who's opinion is the paramount criterium in assessing its "quality". Increasingly run as a business focused on the student satisfaction rather than being research & academic led. New VC has vision but commercialisation neutralise him?

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff! Invest in research infrastructure as a priority.

  8. "Bristol University"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Bristol full-time

    Pros

    Work/life balance is very good

    Cons

    career progression is not promoted


  9. "bristol"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good team and work environment

    Cons

    little progression and career development


  10. "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.


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