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University of Leeds Reviews

Updated May 17, 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. "Great place to learn and work!"

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

    Pros

    Very flexible and supportive with University students and their schedules.

    Cons

    During the school year there aren't a lot of projects going on.


  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. "Intern"

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

    Pros

    The manager is very nice.

    Cons

    Nothing particular, it was enjorable


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  5. "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.


  6. "Student Ambassador"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay and great collegues.

    Cons

    Not a great amount of hours available


  7. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - nice atmosphere
    - fair salary
    - nice city

    Cons

    - facilities can be run a bit better


  8. "Fantastic workplace"

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    Current Employee - CITIES Events and Communications Coordinator
    Current Employee - CITIES Events and Communications Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    laid back, supportive, good atmosphere, under 512million reconstruction at the moment so the facilities are excellent

    Cons

    if working as temporary staff, the university can be lacking in appropriate workspace


  9. "PhD Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Leeds full-time

    Pros

    No strict hours, convenient location.

    Cons

    Inconsistent supervision style, little oversight of the academics

    Advice to Management

    Take student comments seriously and be proactive


  10. "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


  11. "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.


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