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University of Leicester Reviews

Updated February 4, 2017
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  • Senior management decisions were often badly communicated and sometimes not executed well (in 3 reviews)

  • The IT services was particularly bad, although that improved later on (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Training cours"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Excellent"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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?


  3. "Current Employee"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


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  5. "Great, friendly place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly place to work and has a nice community feel. Good amounts of annual leave entitlement and many departments are flexible when it comes to childcare commitments etc.

    Cons

    Can sometimes feel there is a noticeable hierarchy between senior members of staff and other staff

    Advice to Management

    Overall communication between departments could improve and more opportunities for internal members of staff to develop their careers

    University of Leicester Response

    Mar 1, 2017 – Recruitment Partner

    Thanks for your candid review. You emphasis some of the 'Pros' which are a recurrent theme on these pages. Since you posted, we have enhanced our benefits offering and launched a new benefits portal ... More


  6. 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


  7. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Extra holidays
    35 hours a week working 9-5 with an hour for lunch
    Free WiFi
    Good facilities for food and drinks and 2 ATMS on campus
    Amazing sports facilities and at reasonable prices
    Located very centrally and everything within a walking distance

    Cons

    Very regimented in their approach to qualifications- concentrate on experience not certificates

    University of Leicester Response

    Oct 3, 2016 – Recruitment Partner

    Thanks for your interesting feedback. Recruitment best practice is a moving feast and the longer term trend may be to focus on a suite of online ‘strengths’ assessments, in replace of academic ... More


  8. "student"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student
    Current Employee - Student

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    good teaching resources at university.

    Cons

    sometimes challenges need to be overcome in the studying process.

    University of Leicester Response

    Oct 3, 2016 – Recruitment Partner

    Please can you give a little more context on the challenges facing the studying process? I may be able to flag these up to the appropriate people. Many thanks.


  9. "Not bad"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting students
    Nice campus
    good health facilities

    Cons

    Going through a redundancy scheme
    No funding for conferences

    University of Leicester Response

    Oct 3, 2016 – Recruitment Partner

    I appreciate that going through redundancy is never going to be a pleasant experience. Our redeployment policy is very employee friendly however – supporting those with 9 months continuous service ... More


  10. "Ok, but watch the students."

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    Current Employee - Teaching Fellow in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Teaching Fellow in Leicester, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Polite, quiet campus. Nice people, good range of services for staff.

    Cons

    Students have become increasingly demanding with the tuition fee increase and demand individual attention. At the slightest infraction they are content to go over your head and make you look bad.

    Staff are charged a premium for every service (clubs, sports + gym, food).

    Isolation and lack of communication are easy habits to pick up.

    University of Leicester Response

    Aug 12, 2016 – Recruitment Partner

    I guess students are an occupational hazard in this industry! Our students are at the heart of what we do and we are committed to ensuring that they receive the best possible educational support ... More


  11. "Post-Doctoral Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Good facilities
    Nice environment
    Nice place of work

    Cons

    Not too much of interactions between groups

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    University of Leicester Response

    Aug 12, 2016 – Recruitment Partner

    Thanks for your five star review!



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