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Updated January 14, 2018
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  • 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. "Great expanding institution with a thriving academic community"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Exeter, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Exeter, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leading on research on climate change, from the physical to the social aspects of it

    Cons

    Location is remote within the UK and bad access to international airports and fast trains to London (which are also very vulnerable to flooding, making journeys out of Exeter very long and exhausting)

  3. "Research Officer (post-doctoral)"

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    Former Employee - Research Officer in Exeter, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Officer in Exeter, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to deepen your knowledge knowledge and meet other researchers in your field. Variety of resources for academically inclined people. Very helpful HR and IT staff.

    Cons

    Post-docs are appointments for short periods (typically 1-2 years) and one has to start looking around for a new job very soon.


  4. "Quality employer, great people, great prospects!"

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    Former Employee - Associate Research Fellow in Exeter, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate Research Fellow in Exeter, England (UK)
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of Exeter full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Quality employment, diverse interesting work, fantastic personal development opportunities.

    Cons

    Large corporation in transition.


  5. "Working with the Erasmus team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Chance of progressing, fair wage, varied work

    Cons

    For the Job i had there were no downsides, though Exeter itself is a downside for some as it isn't the most lively city


  6. "great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Exeter full-time

    Pros

    exciting, fun, enjoyable, diverse, different

    Cons

    lack of resources, slow, sometimes boring, very small


  7. "Top Non-target"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good facilities, vast resources, great sports park, forum, fast development, some of the lecturers are very good

    Cons

    some of the lecturers are not that good, non-target, unknown outside UK

  8. "Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Exeter full-time

    Pros

    Good teaching in the university

    Cons

    Nothing bad for the university

    Advice to Management

    Good management in the university


  9. "Students Part Timing is a great way to boost your CV while at uni"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Careerzone in Exeter, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Part Time Careerzone in Exeter, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture and flexible shifts that you can fit around your timetable.

    Cons

    Part time work at the uni involves taking on extra workload on top of your course load. While this can teach you how to manage your time better, it can be difficult for some people to balance.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great if internal job opportunities were broadcasted better to students. i know that the Careerzone exists for this but many students are not totally clear on how to find internal job opportunities.


  10. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Exeter full-time

    Pros

    lots of other good students

    Cons

    it's quite a small city

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


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