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Updated April 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Training opportunities, work-life balance, collaborative workforce (in 3 reviews)

  • part time job When I studying PhD research (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Paid holiday is not stated on the contract for research staff (in 2 reviews)

  • less competitive in career development (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "Dr"

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    Current Employee - Reaserach Associate in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Reaserach Associate in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The university is quite good.

    Cons

    Everything is cheap apart from the car insurance.


  3. "Great employer"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, interesting colleagues, good opportunities for progression, fair pay, great benefitsu

    Cons

    Can sometimes get political, slow to push things through - all th let cons you would expect of a large organisation

    Advice to Management

    Difficult to say; I think most things are well run. Departments can be siloed and this could be addressed by improved communication


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  5. "Research Associate"

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work with.

    Cons

    I personally believe that higher management lacks long term planning, especially for researchers


  6. "Great wage, limited job security."

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    Current Contractor - Research Associate in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Research Associate in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Liverpool as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pays higher than virtually all universities in the North. Generally a nice campus to be on. Very flexible to the individual.

    Cons

    A lot of temporary contracts and high labour turnover leads to a lack of team building.

    Advice to Management

    Think about keeping your best people assets, you've put training into them, they've grown to known the university. Try to buck this long running trend of the academic worldwide "shuffle".


  7. "Some faults but generally good"

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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 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    In first year at the Institute of Risk and Uncertainty. New CDT so there have been some miscommunications and information about future aspects of the programme can be told quite late. All in all enjoying it here so far

    Cons

    Poor structure of disability support for learning disabilities at the University in general. Disability support officers are other members of staff with this tacked on. May not be good for you if you require much support, that being said course and supervisory staff have been extremely helpful with this.


  8. "Student Experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, amazing city, friendly and fun people. Staff are accommodating and knowledgeable. Lots of opportunity for physical work within the engineering degree

    Cons

    Some bad staff. also trying new techniques so going through learning phases with these. has slightly outdated equipment in the early years of the course

    Advice to Management

    Ask and involve students a lot more often, get to the source of the issue instead of speculating. Hire lecturing staff who are energetic and keen to teach


  9. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Intern in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting real work which had a direct impact on current ongoing research projects. Supervisors were close by to offer help whenever necessary. The work hours were very reasonable.

    Cons

    The position was unpaid, while many other internships offered at least expenses. The experience was worth it despite the incurred costs though.


  10. "Professional services"

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    Current Employee - Career Advisor in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Career Advisor in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Liverpool full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to innovate
    Autonomy
    Good holidays - 30 days per year plus extra week during closure at Christmas/New Year

    Cons

    Limited options to progress up the career ladder
    No bonuses/limited opportunities to increase salary beyond cost of living increase annually


  11. "UoL"

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

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

    Pros

    Great school for professional development

    Cons

    Much too far away for commuting

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving and keep it great


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