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Updated March 26, 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
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    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. "Leeds"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Relaxing and friendly, enjoying great freedom of work, and initiative on job is strongly encouraged.

    Cons

    Sometimes jobs are very time-pressing, demanding extra working hours

    Advice to Management

    Too strict with rules, do not know how to adapt to situations


  3. "Student Ambassador"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Friendly staff
    - Free lunch
    - Good pay

    Cons

    - Not challenging enough
    - Quiet intervals


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  5. "Fast moving and pressured"

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

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

    Pros

    Good city to work. Great scientific atmosphere in the lab group with lots of development and help for you to reach coals

    Cons

    Pressure to publish is high. Guidance from supervisor was not very useful, you are left on your own to make decisions without much input.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is keep on doing as you are, but focus on developing new post-docs but also retaining the older experienced scientists


  6. "Great University for students"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Leeds, England (UK)
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supervisors and scientists at the University are typically excellent. I've felt very well supported in my current department and have made many lifelong friends. Funding to the University is good and the facilities are very good.

    Cons

    The University can sometimes be overly bureaucratic - finance departments can sometimes be poor and things like student registration are a pain. Admin departments can sometimes be poor. I feel like this can sometimes take away from the excellent work being done at Leeds. Pressure for publications is also a problem but this is a system wide problem over all Universities.


  7. "Good place to work"

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Little room for progression upwards


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Leeds part-time

    Pros

    Very motivated and hard-working students

    Cons

    PGTAs get a lot of work and responsibility, but no job or social security.


  9. "Recommended university with great atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere
    highly educated staff
    flexible work hours

    Cons

    I wish academia were more focused both on research and business. When more money flooding inside the university, more research works can be conducted.


  10. "Mainly good, if a little inconsistent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, great family friendly policies and flexibility, opportunities to progress if you're proactive about them, annual pay increments as per all UK HEIs, decent holidays plus 'university closed days' so no working Christmas or Easter.

    Cons

    As is probably the case with any large organisation there is some inconsistency in the way people are treated in different parts of the organisation and some unfairness (probably some perceived and some actual) in terms of how performance is managed, recognised and rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Address the inconsistency - the policies are in place but as individual line managers have lots of influence over how they are implemented then employees have different experiences.


  11. "Working at the uni"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Pros

    Good holidays, reasonably good pay, good atmosphere to work on a university campus and lots of staff so it's likely you'll find some people you'll get on with!

    Cons

    Your experience as a member of admin staff (Student Education Service) differs greatly depending on what faculty and school you are in and what management teams are above you. Training and development leading to progression to higher grades and promotions is not always good - especially for those wishing to take on management responsibilities for the first time.


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