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University of Exeter Reviews

Updated October 19, 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)

  • Beautiful campus, development of new buildings makes for a pleasant working environment (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. "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!


  2. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "Laboratory Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Assistant
    Current Employee - Laboratory Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Exeter full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lovely place to work, lots of facilities, nice people to work with

    Cons

    not much progression opportunities, they ask for too many qualifications during selection process for this job.

    Advice to Management

    Give Laboratory Assistants more responsibilities as they are usually over qualified for the responsibilities they are given


  7. "Great benefits, but Uni always going through re-structure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The university have great benefits, holiday, flexi time etc.

    Cons

    It seems that during my whole time here, the institution has been going through some form of re-structure. Senior management are very out of touch with lower down employees.

  8. "PhD Researcher"

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

    I have been working at University of Exeter full-time

    Pros

    Highly intelectual environment with a friendly campus, a lot of young people around you.

    Cons

    Gets very boring when students are not around. For a single young professional is very limiting for networking and social activity.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in more career fairs! Need more networking!


  9. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Exeter, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Intern in Exeter, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great environmental ethos
    - Friendly workplace

    Cons

    - Poor renumeration
    - No chance for advancement

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Permanent transformation - Get used to change"

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    Current Employee - Senior Finance Administrator in Exeter, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Administrator in Exeter, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Exeter full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Terms and Conditions are good with a decent pension at mid to higher grades. Plenty of amenities and sociable atmosphere. Flexible working and long annual leave.

    Cons

    Many people work on fixed term contracts or are under semi permanent threat of redeployment. University delights in 'transformation' resulting in a perpetual rearranging of deck chairs.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes continuity is an asset.


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