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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. "Excellent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Leeds full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance. Exposure to all areas within the university. Supportive senior management team. Availability to develop should you wish to, very large scope compared to other organisations.

    Cons

    Does not match commercial pace and can hinder work with external contacts because of this.


  2. "Go for it!"

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for with lovely location and staff that is always helpful. Would recommend you accept a job with them. Very professional.

    Cons

    I can not remember bad things about the company because I enjoyed working there so much.

    Advice to Management

    Highly recommended employer if you are interested to develop good management skills and enjoy future opportunities in the region.


  3. "Student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great environment, professors would always make time

    Cons

    One needs to keep track as deadlines aren't always clearly announced

    Advice to Management

    Better internal communication could make things easier


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  5. "Highly rewarding and educational"

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to learn from experts in the engineering fields. Paid to learn to low salary is acceptable.

    Cons

    Must be highly self motivated


  6. "Student"

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

    Pros

    Awesome, would love to be back there

    Cons

    Not so awesome, didnt do any bloody work

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. "Customer Services Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Supportive employers interested in your development.

    Cons

    The University is a little old-fashioned and hierarchical.


  8. "phd student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Leeds full-time

    Pros

    freedom of hours and activities

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and red tape at times due the nature of working for a large university.


  9. "Campus Ambassador"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great organization on events and open days.

    Cons

    Can be a bit hectic sometimes.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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

    I have been working at University of Leeds full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    supportive environment and like-minded people

    Cons

    can be an annoying level of bureaucracy


  11. "Great flexible student job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team, flexible around uni commitments and exams etc. Interesting work talking to prospective students and enjoyed telling them and my experiences.

    Cons

    Hours vary massively. Can be a lot of time standing around outside in the cold and all weather and sometimes the customers aren't very nice.


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