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University of Leicester Reviews

Updated February 14, 2019
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Pros
  • "Flexible working hours, work when you want, get to meet lots of great people and the chance to develop communication skills" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Really nice working environment" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is not much room for career progression in the job" (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Malden, MA
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Malden, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting-edge research and Student focus. you would love it there.

    Cons

    No regrets to work or study at Leicester


  2. "Former academic staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There were generally good colleagues who generally pulled their weight. The support staff were generally very good and friendly. The facilities, particularly the library, were very good.

    Cons

    Towards the end there was some pressure from upper management who barely knew or appreciated what I did. The IT services was particularly bad, although that improved later on. The bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep continuing to improve the IT services. Continue to improve a more supportive environment for your staff, particularly in the area of getting grants.

  3. "Really good place to work, with great colleagues and great research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great research
    Reasonable salary
    Good variety in the work

    Cons

    Budget control and senior management (Dean of college, VC) have no idea how a university operates at ground level

    Advice to Management

    Research doesn't always make a huge profit, deal with it


  4. "pdra in leicester university"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    good benefits, Leicester is a good place to live in

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons.


  5. "Lecture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    It had really good working environment

    Cons

    No child vouch has been cancelled


  6. "Good facilities, but significant room for improvement on the human side"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Leicester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very professional, bright, proactive, good international exposure, good place to live, efficient electrical systems, state of the art computing environments, great condition, surrounding community a good urban place to live, promotes climate friendly transport, and energy use

    Cons

    lots of bureaucracy, very tight security, very rigid, inadequate pay for the cost of living, poor opportunities for advancement, not adequate gender representation in key fields.

    Advice to Management

    Seek out and hire more women in science and engineering. -- there are three times more men than women. Hire men and women of color. The students are from everywhere (Asia, Africa, South America) and speak a multitude of languages, but the faculty is 95% white, Caucasian! The intent is teach students the kind of world they could create in their home countries, but we fail them by practicing the world of the status quo.


  7. "Great place to work: inclusive with a great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Everyone gets on with things and there is a clear direction

    Cons

    A little upheaval at the moment but there seems to be a shift in the entire HE sector

  8. "Good working environment"

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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 Leicester (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment, + +

    Cons

    No progression, limited chances of salary improvement


  9. "RA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Leicester part-time

    Pros

    Very friendly, probably easiest jobs I have had

    Cons

    Poor management skills, managers not communicating very well


  10. "Good Place to work and grow ."

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

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

    Pros

    Good Leaning opportunities
    International exposure
    Good Work life balance and freedom

    Cons

    A bit difficult for international candidates to find the cultural fit
    Visa issues if you are not from the UK

    Advice to Management

    Focusing on ground level development would help .