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Updated June 15, 2017
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  • Short term contracts and uncertainty (in 4 reviews)

  • Long hours, limited opportunities to advance, lots of cut backs at the moment resulting in poor job security, poor car parking (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent employer"

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    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Leeds as an intern

    Pros

    Excellent staff, research and overall facilities and support. A real sense of community while working there, would definitely recommend it.

    Cons

    It is a university and research setting, so if you are looking to gain industry experience it is not necessarily ideal.


  2. "Postdoc at Leeds"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Leeds full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, scientists from all over the globe

    Cons

    Other staff being negative about their position as a postdoc


  3. "Enjoyable"

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    Former Employee - Temporal Clerk Staff in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Temporal Clerk Staff in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, easy access, gain a lot of experience. very good for future job careers.

    Cons

    salary is not very high enough compared with other universities.

    Advice to Management

    No specific comments.


  4. "Great first step on the career ladder"

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    Former Intern - Social Media Intern in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Social Media Intern in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Leeds as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Support from management was excellent, as were the benefits (holidays, pension, discounts etc)

    Cons

    Not as social as I'd have liked


  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)

    Pros

    Good position, teaching assistant, interesting, demanding but fulfilling

    Cons

    So far, no big issues

    Advice to Management

    Very good, keep going


  6. "Great working enviroment"

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

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

    Pros

    great pension (USS), free access to Library, and many other useful benefits.

    Cons

    claim for travel for work is a bit long procedure.


  7. "Study Abroad Student Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Study Abroad Student Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Study Abroad Student Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Leeds part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly office atmosphere and my employer takes an interest in me; they are keen to offer me as many shifts as they can and to challenge me with different tasks each time. Pays well for the role.

    Cons

    Zero hours contract which is idea for a student but not great if you want more regular work.


  8. "Great place to be a PhD student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Leeds, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Dynamic and lively atmosphere in the School of Geography. Lots of other PhD students which is great for stimulating discussion, coming up with ideas, getting support when things are challenging and a generally good working atmosphere. Lots of high quality research going on.

    Cons

    Can only speak for my department, but fairly hierarchical between academics and students, would be nice to have more casual interactions with senior staff

    Advice to Management

    Can only speak for my department, but generally everything seems organised and well run.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Teacher of English for Academic Practice in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Teacher of English for Academic Practice in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Leeds (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, environment and salary

    Cons

    None, its a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  10. "Bullying incompetent management"

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Leeds, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lovely campus, lots of interesting things going on, fantastic facilities for students and people generally feel quite positive about the place

    Cons

    School of Education is awful. Terrible management, ad hoc policies and practices implemented to intimidate and bully people, do not value anyone other than professors. Loads of staff on long term sick and management still ignore this. Very difficult to do research as junior staff overloaded with teaching. Incredibly bureaucratic and slow processes, no chance for innovation - high staff turnover and terrible parking

    Advice to Management

    Resign


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