University of Exeter Reviews

Updated May 11, 2021

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University of Exeter Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Professor Lisa Roberts  (no image)
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Pros
  • "Flexible working, accommodating for other commitments(in 23 reviews)

  • "Good pay ; flexible hours ; opportunity for self-motivated projects ; good communication(in 22 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Senior management could be more careful about assigning workload to staff(in 7 reviews)

  • "Frequent restructuring, heavy workloads, lack of staff facilities(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good place to work

      Mar 11, 2021 - FA II 
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      Pros

      Best company to work for

      Cons

      nothing that can come in my mind

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee

      good stepping stone

      Dec 10, 2020 - Research Fellow 
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      Pros

      working in the southwest can be beneficial to your research career as there are many grants specific to this area,

      Cons

      Very remote. The university is not very organized and punctual in admin tasks. your contract might arrive 2 months after when it was promised.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Education professional seeks writing / editing jobs

      Sep 19, 2020 - Editor/Writer in Cleveland, OH
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      Pros

      Big picture thinker, highly motivated, organised, attention to detail, collaborative

      Cons

      self starter, not fond of long meetings

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Student Ambassador

      Oct 21, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Glenmoore, PA
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      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.

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      No career progression

      Feb 4, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Beautiful environment Good working conditions and staff facilities

      Cons

      Impossible to progress your career

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Senior staff need to take action

      Apr 5, 2021 - Professional Services in Exeter, England, England
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      Pros

      - Depending on where you work, the team can be great to work with, with lots of support. Lots of people are actually really hardworking and passionate. - Lovely campus with good gym and outdoor pool when open.

      Cons

      Recent cost cuttings throughout the University have made work for a lot of people unbearable. I appreciate the need to save money and find different ways to work, but the way this has been done in has obviously paid no attention to the impact on wellbeing of the staff who have remained in their position. Surely something as big as restructuring the whole organisation should not only focus on the end result but also the process, planning of which seems to have been non existent. Junior members of staff have been let go / left and not replaced, leaving senior staff to do not only their job but also workload of all the people who left. It does not work and already results in burnt out and stressed staff. Soon the University's professional services will be left with skeleton staff and high turnover rate.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Lifeguard

      May 10, 2021 - Lifeguard 
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      Pros

      Friendly and positive work environment

      Cons

      Its my uni so I feel im always on campus

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Supportive Community, lots of bureaucracy

      Apr 16, 2021 - Lecturer in Exeter, England, England
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      Pros

      The community and people at the University are fantastic. Exeter is a great place to live and work. Pay was very competitive for a UK University.

      Cons

      As an American at a UK univerisity, the degree of bureaucracy that I had to do for anything was overwhelming. Forms for everything. multple steps for the smallest behavior. Lots of oversight, oversight for the oversight.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      great place

      May 4, 2021 - PhD Graduate Student in Luton, East of England, England, England
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      Pros

      people, location, organised, modern, good bus links

      Cons

      pay date changes each month

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Excellent University

      May 11, 2021 - Student in Exeter, England, England
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      Pros

      Excellent facilities and academic prospects

      Cons

      Wellbeing services are occasionally sloppy and lecturers often ignore quireries

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