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Updated September 8, 2017
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  • Disorganised; low wages; very poor work/life balance; overworked but underpaid (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "Great but dissorganised"

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

    I worked at University of Durham full-time

    Pros

    Colleges have great atmosphere
    Great team working within Colleges
    Most students are a pleasure to work with

    Cons

    Upper management don't fully have students at the heart of their thinking
    Colleges expected to do the job of central University with little resources

    Advice to Management

    Give colleges more support if they are expected to deliver so much
    Remember that student communication is key

  3. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Durham part-time

    Pros

    Had a jokes time over my 3 years here made some lovely leaps

    Cons

    Really far north and the weather quite bad but looks lovely on a sunny day

    Advice to Management

    Cheaper pints pls that would be nice as that is what the people want thanks x


  4. "Decent student job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Durham part-time

    Pros

    Is really flexible and allows students a chance to earn money without any subsequent commitments

    Cons

    If you don't do a couple of their open days their communication stops, which wasn't good as there were days I could have worked but weren't told about


  5. "Positive place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Durham full-time

    Pros

    Employee benefits better than average
    Great holiday entitlement
    Inclusive workforce

    Cons

    Risk averse by nature of industry.


  6. "Food Service Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Durham part-time

    Pros

    Great first job, flexible with study

    Cons

    Issues with overtime pay and casual hours


  7. "Teaching Fellow"

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

    I worked at University of Durham full-time

    Pros

    Some nice benefits and generally left to your own devices.

    Cons

    Workload is sometimes unmanageable during term as it is not divided up evenly among teaching and research staff.
    No opportunities to meet or network with individuals in other departments.

  8. "Student"

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

    I worked at University of Durham full-time

    Pros

    Collegiate system, library resources, helpful department staff

    Cons

    The workload can sometimes affect work/life balance


  9. "Durham Open Day Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Got to work as part of a team of students, that helped one another share our enthusiasm for the university.

    Cons

    It happens to infrequently, but perhaps it is part of the job. Could be better by letting Open Day Ambassadors make the switch to full-time student ambassadors.

    Advice to Management

    Please organise the sessions better. Some parts were good, some were just messy in general.


  10. "Good place to work"

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

    Pros

    Balanced work-life and a good salary to live in the county. The University contribution to the pension plan is considerable

    Cons

    Some private companies in the region may have better salaries

    Advice to Management

    None


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