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University of Leeds Reviews

Updated October 6, 2017
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  • Limited benefits if you're on short-term contracts (in 5 reviews)

  • students, pay, red tape, academics, noise (in 4 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. "Earth Sciences PhD Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Leeds full-time

    Pros

    Large Department, plenty of opportunities to demonstrate to undergrads, friendly working atmosphere

    Cons

    There was always building work going on around the office, lots of moving offices etc

  3. "Part-Time Work Alongside Studies"

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    Former Employee - Student Ambassador
    Former Employee - Student Ambassador
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours while studying, well paid, supportive staff

    Cons

    Absolutely none at all !


  4. "Mr"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Leeds full-time

    Pros

    Optimistic.
    Friendly.
    Good negotiator.
    Time management.
    Leader.
    Using different specialized software.

    Cons

    Perfection.
    Too much worry.
    Always rushed.
    Forget a lot.


  5. "Fantastic culture within the Marketing Team"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliant culture, happy colleagues, well-managed, paid accurately and on time

    Cons

    Struggling to think of any!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  6. "Student Ambassador"

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

    I worked at University of Leeds part-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, good pay, full training provided, lots of support for the role given.

    Cons

    none none none none none

    Advice to Management

    Everything is perfect


  7. "Customer Service Assistant (Library, grade 4)"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leeds part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good, ethical, friendly workplace. Vast majority of staff are great.

    Cons

    Funding cuts, no chance of progressing beyond grade 4 without completing expensive MSc. No chance of current grade 3s progressing to grade 4.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in current staff or you will lose them

  8. "Research Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leeds full-time

    Pros

    A great university with world-class facilities. Excellent resources for conducting state-of-the-art science.

    Cons

    Increased efforts towards building an university-industry interface will greatly benefit.


  9. "Leeds University Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Education Manager in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Education Manager in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leeds full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Convenient for city center, good pension (USS), friendly people generally and enthusiastic team. Facilities are generally good

    Cons

    There is a closed culture in many areas, not much sharing of good practice. Difficult to get promotion, access to externally recognised training is also tricky.

    Advice to Management

    Give people autonomy to do their jobs, empower and trust them to do the right thing. Micromanagement is rife, not healthy or helpful to deliver a good student experience.


  10. "High quality education and services"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly working environment and peer support, opportunities for development with seminars and workshops, academic environment for constructive discussion, quick support from the IT office

    Cons

    Some administrative procedures can be slow, there is much bureaucracy for claiming expenses, there are periods of very long working hours


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