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University of Leeds Reviews

Updated July 23, 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. "PGR"

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

    I have been working at University of Leeds full-time

    Pros

    Liveley, helpful, friendly, challenging, scope

    Cons

    students, pay, red tape, academics, noise


  2. "Very good so far"

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

    I have been working at University of Leeds full-time

    Pros

    I have only been here 9 months but I have had no issues. I am given all the support I need to pursue my research.

    Cons

    None that I have found so far. I have only worked here for 9 months. I was given good training but the follow up was unnecessary.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Maybe a 3-6 month chat with your boss to give everyone an idea of how you are getting on with the role

  3. "Research leader"

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

    I worked at University of Leeds part-time

    Pros

    Amazing place to study and work

    Cons

    Student city, but still an amazing place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work!


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "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


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