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University of Leicester Leicester Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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Leicester, England (UK)

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Pros
  • Flexible working hours - I am often able to fit a 7 hour day between the hours of 7am and 9pm which is good for when I have other commitments (in 8 reviews)

  • As a student ambassador - Good pay, nice colleagues and bosses, surprisingly fun job (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management team is exceptionally poor (in 4 reviews)

  • Lack of job stability - hard to get job made permanent due to nature of work (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Team Leader review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Team LEader in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Team LEader in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff salary, Flexible hours, great transferable skills, responsibility

    Cons

    At times too much responsibility for the pay grade

    Advice to Management

    Remember that the employees are students.


  2. "Part-time"

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    Former Employee - Residential Advisor in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Residential Advisor in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible Timings to work
    - Friendly management
    - Has a great atmosphere that enables you to socialize and work at the same time.

    Cons

    There is nothing in particular that is wrong with reference to the accommodation management.

  3. "Uni"

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    Current Employee - Student in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student in Leicester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere on campus etc really nice people

    Cons

    Dept of Economics is rubbish don't bother
    Staff at team Leicester can be difficult to work with


  4. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly University with plenty of scope for career advancement and pursuing personal research interests.

    Cons

    Busy University environment and lots of administration

    Advice to Management

    -


  5. "Training cours"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Teacher in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Very pleased for working in leicester

    Cons

    Short time to get full experience

    Advice to Management

    Make the course long time


  6. "Brand Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    It was flexible
    Pay is good for students
    Up to 15 hours a week

    Cons

    Shifts are first come first serve so if you don't get a shift no pay


  7. "Ambitious but lack independent"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Ambitious department. Opportunities to work on high profile projects and gain good publications.

    Cons

    Department was ran like a dictatorship, with micro management and a lack of responsibility / autonomy given to experienced members of staff. Reliance on approval from the head of department slowed down rate of progress.

  8. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great support and well defined roles. Good benefits and great facilities. Highly recommended.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    University of Leicester Response

    Nov 2, 2016 – Recruitment Partner

    Many thanks for the review. Have you cut and paste from the previous review as there are some similarities?


  9. "Current Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great variety of work, friendly and collegiate atmosphere, excellent facilities on campus available to staff, generous pension scheme

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that career opportunities are widely promoted across all staff. There's a wide range of skills at all levels that could be tapped into.

    University of Leicester Response

    Mar 1, 2017 – Recruitment Partner

    Thanks for the positive review!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Academic"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Leicester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    As an academic, there is relative freedom to pursue your own research.

    Cons

    I feel compelled to write this review because of the five star reviews that have been posted recently. Although some may be genuine, my suspicion is that at least some are fabricated. Let me explain.

    As a non-academic, the university is probably a good place to work.

    As an academic: Almost all departments are currently undergoing brutal "transformation" which is mainly about sacking staff. For example, the mathematics department were told to reapply for their jobs (after which 6 or so would be let go - approx 20 - 25% of the workforce). And similar approaches have been taken with other departments.

    Hopefully this review will serve to inform job seekers of the current situation.

    Advice to Management

    Your current approach is probably doomed to fail. I suggest to rethink, and try to get some talented managers in place. Hopefully things can be turned round, but at the moment most academic staff are very dissatisfied, and this will make it very difficult to get meaningful change pushed through (assuming you can identify what meaningful changes to make).

    University of Leicester Response

    Nov 4, 2016 – Recruitment Partner

    I’m sorry to read that your experience at the University has been a negative one.

    The University of Leicester is undergoing change, partly to ensure its long-term financial stability but mainly... More


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