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Updated January 3, 2018
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Liverpool, England (UK)

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Pros
  • Training opportunities, work-life balance, collaborative workforce (in 3 reviews)

  • FriendLy team, flexible hours, Good pay, ReSPected workforce, Good work ethic, Well structured, Good pastoral care services (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Former Contractor - Lecturer in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Lecturer in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Liverpool as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a great experience. There was room for progress and growth. My colleagues were awesome too. I enjoyed interacting with the students. Teaching was research-led.

    Cons

    I loved Liverpool, but it had too many unsafe parts. I could save very little money because they had tons of fabulous shops at Liverpool One.

    Advice to Management

    None really.


  2. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Student in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Liverpool full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Facility and good reputation between employers

    Cons

    Some projects and modules, needs reviewing

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really

  3. "Researcher"

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    Current Contractor - Doctoral Researcher in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Doctoral Researcher in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Liverpool as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is the best one in my area and innovative approaches towards research

    Cons

    Bridging is still have to develop between institutes


  4. "Student Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Student Support Advisor in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student Support Advisor in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Liverpool full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent management, and nice environment

    Cons

    none I can think of


  5. "Postgraduate"

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    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice and vibrant city, developing campus with new facilities, walking distance from the center of the city, nice surrounding of the uni

    Cons

    There is not enough space for collaborations, there is no active postgraduate network or support, not a big academic effort to develop new skills


  6. "Not what I thought!"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work. Nothing else really.

    Cons

    Bullying, Intimidation, almost zero training/chance of promotion, inept academic staff and general demoralised atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Technical staff are generally treated as lackeys, often practically teaching labs themselves as the assigned academics don't know how. Bullying in the workplace which continues despite numerous complaints to HR (resulting in almost endless 'final' warnings). Introduce actual real training and staff development. Pension scheme has the potential to collapse.


  7. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Liverpool, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Liverpool full-time

    Pros

    Experienced faculty
    Warm and welcoming
    They care about the idea rather than pronunciation

    Cons

    None as such
    some food issues for vegetarian

  8. "Fortuitously Good Working Environment"

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    Former Employee - IELTS Administrator in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IELTS Administrator in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Liverpool full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was lucky enough to work in a department where people were genuinely invested in everyone's progress and well-being.

    Cons

    The University of Liverpool has one of the worst administrations I've ever experienced in any university. The way they generally treat their employees, and the overall work-ethic and practice towards anything from finance to student services is appalling.

    Advice to Management

    Strength of character and patience is needed to work at most departments at the University of Liverpool


  9. "Good and improving every year"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Liverpool (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A vibrant city, full of friendly citizens.
    The university is a well-kept campus.
    Particularly in life sciences they are beginning to improve their non-academic support.
    Transport is very good

    Cons

    The research environment can be stressful and often the work-life balance is poor.
    As said before this has begun to change.


  10. "Apply!"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Liverpool, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Liverpool (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ideal city for student life. Awesome night life even though often people are way too much drunk :), beautiful parks, multicultural university, many social activities, study quality

    Cons

    Way too much drunk people, u need to have a great discipline to not distract yourself from studies due to the so much going on campus.

    Advice to Management

    No Brexit
    Reduce alcohol and rain
    I can't think of sth negative major in the university.


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