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University of Leicester Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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  • Senior management decisions were often badly communicated and sometimes not executed well (in 3 reviews)

  • If you value beautiful architecture, you won't see that on campus (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Student Ambassador - Good Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Leicester part-time

    Pros

    As a student ambassador - Good pay, nice colleagues and bosses, surprisingly fun job

    Cons

    Open days could use more signs that give directions


  2. "GTA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to improve your teaching skills.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Make more collaborations with other Universities and promote PhD students more

  3. "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

    -


  4. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly staff, great managers, very flexible

    Cons

    There are none that I can think of


  5. "Student Blogger"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Able to work to your schedule.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for progression with blogging.


  6. "Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Researcher and Web Developer in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Researcher and Web Developer in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly and professional staff. Excellent scientific environment.

    Cons

    None, except awkward PC/desktop policy.


  7. "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?

  8. "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!


  9. "Post-Doctoral Research Assistant"

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    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!


  10. "research fellow at University of Leicester"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester as a contractor

    Pros

    Really good environment to work. People are polite and at the university I found top scientists making the best research, publishing in top journals. University have all the facilities to success in your research.

    Cons

    Leicester is a small city to live. At the beginning I did not receive a training program, or introductory courses. Moreover difficult to get a permanent position.

    Advice to Management

    Difficult to give advices. Probably I would give more chances to establish collaborations between different groups, also from other departments, because often research is a whole made of multidisciplinary tasks.


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