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University of Exeter Reviews

Updated November 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Very diverse working environment with lots of additional training courses available for employees and flexible working hours (in 7 reviews)

  • most beautiful campus perfect for focused researchers (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Not really and cons to discuss here other than to ensure staff have a great work life balance as with similar companies within the sector (in 3 reviews)

  • Litte to no career development for recruitment staff (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Student Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenmoore, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenmoore, PA

    I worked at University of Exeter part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Helpful staff, flexible schedules, great pay. This is a great way to meet people from all over the UK and the world, and to have fun while getting paid a pretty decent wage.

    Cons

    Oftentimes it can be boring, and there will be too many of you working any particular event. Additionally, traveling to jobs can be a hassle, specifically when it would be easiest to take a car rather than a train or bus.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the opportunities for student ambassadors, but also be more cognizant of when you're overstaffing various events.


  2. "No career progression"

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

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

    Pros

    Beautiful environment
    Good working conditions and staff facilities

    Cons

    Impossible to progress your career

    Advice to Management

    Cut the useless layers of management

  3. "Student Research Intern"

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

    I worked at University of Exeter part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, flexible hours so perfect as a student, good pastoral care.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to manage course work and a job.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more internships like this.


  4. "Great University"

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

    I have been working at University of Exeter full-time

    Pros

    Good lecturers, amazing campus, well run

    Cons

    Nothing of importance to note

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A friendly, supportive but stretched working environment"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Administrator in Exeter, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Administrator in Exeter, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Exeter full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A beautiful setting with friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Far too many people are on insecure, fixed term contracts. It also feels like there aren't enough staff at a junior level to complete the volume of work needed

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the reliance on fixed-term contracts


  6. "Good for a short period"

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

    I have been working at University of Exeter part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Good support
    Excellent work life balance

    Cons

    Work can be tedious and repetitive, not really challenging or stimulating.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. "Great work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Exeter full-time

    Pros

    Doing research in a field you are passionate about in a place as beautiful as Cornwall is quite a blessing. Fellow researchers are very supportive and there is a very strong sense of community.

    Cons

    The connectivity between the main campus (and rest of the country) and the Cornwall campus is not facilitated well enough.

  8. "Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Exeter, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Exeter, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything was fantastic from the start to the end of my job contract.

    Cons

    I dd not have any bad experience during my work in the university

    Advice to Management

    There is no advice at all


  9. "Very friendly enviornment"

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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 Exeter part-time

    Pros

    - Nice staff
    - Friendly Environment
    - Evenly distributed work load

    Cons

    - Exeter city is little boring

    Advice to Management

    there is scope for the improvement in the communication between management and staff


  10. "Great place, but hampered by some jobsworths"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Exeter full-time

    Pros

    Exceptional reputation, great facilities, good opportunities to work in various departments, supportive staff, lovely location

    Cons

    Typical bureaucracy of such a large organisation, slow to change, resists innovation, management structure tends to reinforce strict hierarchical control

    Advice to Management

    Ensure staff in critical management positions are doing what's best to push the company further, rather than protecting their own positions and power.


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