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University of Durham Durham Reviews

Updated September 8, 2017
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Durham, England (UK)

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  • Disorganised; low wages; very poor work/life balance; overworked but underpaid (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Plenty of benefits"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Durham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Durham, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Durham (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pension. Flexible working hours. Time to innovate.

    Cons

    Bulk of work is maintaining legacy systems.


  2. "Assistant Professor (Research)"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor (Research) in Durham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor (Research) in Durham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Scenic city; affordable living standard

    Cons

    Disorganised; low wages; very poor work/life balance; overworked but underpaid

  3. "Tutor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, England (UK)

    Pros

    Excellent research and Good reputation

    Cons

    Administration can be slow, low salaries


  4. "PhD in bioinformatics"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Durham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Durham, England (UK)
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Durham (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compact, Friendly, nice historic and green campus.

    Cons

    Small, can feel isolated from main hubs.


  5. "Tutors, Demonstrators, Invigilator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The university provides excellent work environment. I am research post-graduate here, funded by university. Therefore, it is supplementary income for me. So, it is OK. I learnt a lot of things while doing it.

    Cons

    Not really much to ask when a person in my position (post-graduate researcher); however, the working hour counted in preparations are less.

    Advice to Management

    Please review the preparation working hour issues for tutors and demonstrators.


  6. "Early stage researcher"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Durham, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Durham, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Durham as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart and kind people. Good HR program for introduction of new hires. Courses for soft and lateral skills. International environment. Excellence in research .Nice historical city for living.

    Cons

    Overall no cons. Sometimes the weather in the northeast is not the best one in the world.


  7. "Great so far!"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Officer in Durham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Procurement Officer in Durham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great flexible working and annual leave policies. Great goal-oriented motivators.

    Cons

    I don't believe there are any.

  8. "Student Ambassador"

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    Current Employee - Student Communications Ambassador in Durham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student Communications Ambassador in Durham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Very friendly and helpful mentors, enriching experience

    Cons

    Honestly, None so far in my view


  9. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Student in Durham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student in Durham, England (UK)
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    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very good University with great social life in and out of study, providing a chance to meet some really great people who you will know for the rest of your life.

    Cons

    Department tends to use lectures occasionally who dont have particularly good presentation and teaching abilities, and often take a while to make changes.

    Advice to Management

    Ask students early on in the terms on what they think about there lecturers and dont be hesitant to make the changes, and give a better spread over when coursework is distributed and due in.


  10. "Very flexible"

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    Current Employee - Dinner Chef in Durham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Dinner Chef in Durham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pick your own hours
    Do as few hours as you want
    Most shifts are pretty easy
    Every week you can do different shifts
    Extremely flexible
    Friendly and helpful managers

    Cons

    Sometimes can be boring due to uneventful shifts
    You don't get that many hours
    Sometimes have to stay later than shift ends cleaning up


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