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Updated January 18, 2018
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  • Career progression opportunities are limited (in 7 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. "Had a brilliant time as an Intern."

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    Former Employee - Research Intern in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Fantastic Academic and technical support Staff
    Plenty of support and help received during my time
    Lots of Ideas being spread, collectively the research group I was part of was very buoyant.

    Cons

    Technical staff in engineering are understaffed.
    Not enough support given to lab technicians causing equipment to be missing.

    Advice to Management

    Get more technicians down in the labs.


  5. "Research Asistance"

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

    Good research environment, support from the faculties.

    Cons

    funding is not as efficient as several years ago

    Advice to Management

    support to get more fund from overseas.


  6. "great job"

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

    I have been working at University of Bristol part-time

    Pros

    Very good pay, relaxed management and a pleasant atmosphere - ideal student job

    Cons

    sometimes shifts can get dull, but bring a book if that's the case

    Advice to Management

    stay nice and relaxed as you are


  7. "Good work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Bristol full-time

    Pros

    Flexiable working
    Great benefits

    Cons

    A slight culture of it’s not what you know it’s who you know

  8. "Great place to work"

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for progression, looks after workers. Good upper and lower management. Very professional.

    Cons

    Would like some more staff engagement

    Advice to Management

    The intranet could certainly be more interactive and less dry. Maybe some competitions or something would break up the day.


  9. "Big university, nice facilities and opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Bristol full-time

    Pros

    Very nice facilities to enjoy. Nice diverse range of people to work with

    Cons

    Very large so can take time to get things moving and signed off

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. "Laboratory Demonstrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Bristol part-time

    Pros

    The training was good, and a great experience to develop teaching skills at a top institution.

    A lot of notice was given for sessions, so these were easy to fit in around other commitments

    Cons

    Some of the statistics-based tasks were not clearly explained, so did not feel fully confident when running these sessions

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that more complex tasks are more thoroughly explained, without just giving the correct answers on a sheet (needed more explanation of the methods e.g. for statistics)


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