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University of East London Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Department HORRIBLE Senior Management in vice Chancellor's group"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer
    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Curious students, great facilities in Stratford, good location in East London, very bright and supportive colleagues.

    Cons

    Research is valued, but undersupported. The Vice-Chancellor group is a bunch of misogynists who seem like flunkies from the city. Teaching and research comes third behind administrative tasks, and while members of senior management ride around in fancy cars and din fancy shoes, they cut budgets left and right so our programs are barely holding together.

    Advice to Management

    Learn more about your programs, give up one of your three P.A.'s and offer at least 1 to Field Leaders. Hire trained administrators instead of expecting lecturers to pick up the slack.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "nice work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Admissions in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Admissions in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of East London part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stratford square is a really nice place to work. University is ambitious with a clear mission. We have gone up in both university league tables so feel good culture seems to be coming back. Big emphasis on student outcomes and reward for good work. Gym and cafes. Pay and conditions are better than last job.

    Cons

    Lot of pressure during the summer months to process all the student admission paperwork so long hours but overtime is available

    Advice to Management

    Feel good culture is coming back

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent facilities"

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    Current Employee - Business in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Serves local east london community so practical and realistic about the students. There is a strong sense of team working . Transport links brilliant as tube stop on campus. Sports facilities amazing use every morning before work

    Cons

    On two sites Stratford and docklands which is a pain. Airport next to docklands campus

    Advice to Management

    Seem okay. Increase free bus service between sites


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Nice place to work"

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

    I worked at University of East London part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good atmosphere on campus . wish I had been kept on for longer. Most mangers were okay including VC who came to talk to new staff and approachable. everyone focused on hitting targets to improve teaching

    Cons

    just what is going on in HE at moment. Too many universities chasing too few students so my department was stressed as constant pressure to hit objectives.

    Advice to Management

    driving staff too hard. workloads need to be looked at. Keep talking to staff as this helps.


  5. "UEL Mis communication and mis management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of East London full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Staff are committed, professional and dedicated to the students that they support. they put their heart and soul into supporting the learning and development of all students. Front line staff and managers in services are knowledgable and good at their jobs when trusted but VCG to work to their experience.

    Cons

    Consultation and near constant change management processes taking place. UEL never enables teams and initiatives any meaningful time to ebbed and begin to work. Mismanagement at senior level- managers that are incompetent and fail to listen and understand the staffing group they manage. communication failures time and time again. ALL front line staff are overworked and underappreciated. Talent leaves as they get feed up of the constant pressure and inconsistent support/direction from Senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your teams, listen when things aren't working and don't be so defensive. we need time to enable change to work and please stop tinkering with departments its not always for the positive. They really need to listen and understand from staff on inprovements not just "hear us". recent consultations have felt like "lip service" rather than effective and meaningful.


  6. "Infrastructure Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of East London full-time

    Pros

    Some good people, easily accessible location

    Cons

    Obvious one-upmanship. One certain people are promoted (cronyism).

    Advice to Management

    Make managemnt take responsibility for their actions and not just sweep them under the carpet


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good People, But too Teaching Focused."

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    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good People, Decent Pay and friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    First Year students on some courses are poor and a hastle to work with if they are brought through clearing
    UEL focusses too much on teaching, meaning those of us who have skills and qualifications who want to work with interesting Tech get no real support from management

    Advice to Management

    Some management I have dealt with are condescending at times and limitations on research to focus on Teaching outcomes really won't encourage those staff with high qualifications and expertise to stay very long.

  8. "A wonderful opportunity missed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of East London full-time

    Pros

    Location! Location! Location! Stratford at least
    Great colleagues within my team
    Great students
    Subway!!!

    Cons

    Anxiety ridden culture that permeates every aspect of the organisation
    Low morale- lack of recognition for going above and beyond
    Too much constant change

    Advice to Management

    Resign


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great for IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great University for IT. One of the best teachers and qualified staff with up to date technology. For IT it was a great experience.

    Cons

    Some times management was bad,


  10. "Mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Contractor in Beckton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Contractor in Beckton, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some really great people, ( the younger colleagues) nice new building on campus, clean, friendly environment

    Cons

    Bad incompetent management, far from everything, no facilities on site, poor management stlye, hierarchic, some old incompetent colleagues

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better and tone down your fragile ego


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