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University of Essex Reviews

Updated September 8, 2017
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  1. "A great place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Essex full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    Great colleagues
    Amazing campus
    Gym on campus
    Theatre on campus
    Market every week
    Nursery on campus

    Cons

    Nothing negative that I can think of


  2. "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Low hours, mostly good salary, lovely campus

    Cons

    Slow practises, some management issues in some departments, departmental policies inconsistent

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Frontrunner Placement
    Former Employee - Frontrunner Placement
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Essex (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good fellow work staff

    Cons

    not much room for growth


  4. "Good Place to be"

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

    I worked at University of Essex part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quite friendly environment, supportive staff.

    Cons

    I didn't face any negatives.


  5. "Great Employer"

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

    I have been working at University of Essex full-time

    Pros

    The University is full of motivated, professionals within the professional services section of the University. Benefits and Annual leave are all industry standard. The Univetsity takes equality and diversity exceptionally seriously and celbrates staff excellence in all areas regularly.

    Cons

    Sometimes the luck of the draw with the department heads can have an impact on career progression. Internal promotions for non academic staff can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Think outside the box for professional services promotions. Excellent direction and leadership with academics and student facing roles and responsibilities for those looking to progress internally.


  6. "Clearing Assistan"

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    Former Employee - Clearing Assistant in Colchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Clearing Assistant in Colchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good team environment
    Free coffee and snacks

    Cons

    None! the environment was very professional yet friendly

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the good job


  7. "Short review"

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    Former Employee - Lecturer
    Former Employee - Lecturer

    I worked at University of Essex (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some very nice people, serious researchers, good seminars, good research institutes, low teaching load.

    Cons

    Some difficult people. Pollution from waste treatment facility can blow onto campus.

  8. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Colchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Colchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment. great location.

    Cons

    admin works are going very slow.


  9. "Great employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Essex full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities to progress, good community feel and lots of facilities on site such as gym and nursery. The holidays are good too

    Cons

    Not enough internal professional development opportunities in recent years. Perhaps too much pressure on some staff. The buildings are showing their age and need some big investment soon

    Advice to Management

    Continue with ambitious growth targets but be aware of pressure on staff. IT department needs to be expanded as it often felt one step behind latest technology.


  10. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There is great diversity around the university because of the staff employed who are very friendly. It is a great environment to work in.

    Cons

    There are some slow delays when dealing with situations so this can create some setbacks and disrupt the flow of work.

    Advice to Management

    There should be better communication amongst the university to ensure a better working environment for all.


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