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Updated April 25, 2017
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  • Long hours and intense lectures - lot's of work for students (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Coach"

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

    Pros

    Wonderful staff
    Great personal development, mentors, and support
    They have really created a great little community

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  2. "Excellent organisation to be part of! I was there 7 years and wouldn't have changed any of my time there!"

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

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

    Pros

    Holiday, support, progression, training, people and salary is second to none. A great environment with people who are all working towards the same goals. Everyone is so friendly and there is something different every day!

    Cons

    Very little in the way of cons! In fact I can't think of one! The organisation need to keep doing it exactly the way they currently are.


  3. "open day ambassador"

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

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

    Pros

    high pay, great satisfaction gained from answering questions from students and parents, don't need to spend even a quid, lunch provided

    Cons

    exhausting, hardly no break, need to get up early to help the setup of the venue. I worked from 7am to 5pm.

    Advice to Management

    good, but could check the venue more carefully, and provide more shuttle buses. I encountered a lot of people waiting for buses or couldn't find the parking place.


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  5. "Summer Lab Experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at University of Durham as an intern

    Pros

    Hands on experience and gaining knowledge of biomedical theory and learning how to operate new machines and techniques

    Cons

    internship needed more organisation and supervision, sometimes was left to figure things out on my own so it was not the most efficient

    Advice to Management

    more time spent on planning and preparing resources to help interns get more out of the experience


  6. "Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Durham full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to excel both within academia and otherwise.

    Cons

    I better understanding of career progression should be given, so that one can better plan for the future.


  7. "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


  8. "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.


  9. "Sleep Lab Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Stockton-on-Tees, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Stockton-on-Tees, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Durham as an intern

    Pros

    small, family-like team
    insight into every aspect of the Lab
    freedom in working hours, as long as you get done what you're responsible for

    Cons

    not that big responsibilities as an intern


  10. "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.


  11. "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.


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