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Updated January 11, 2017
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  1. "Employee benefits great but bureaucratic"

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

    I have been working at University of London full-time

    Pros

    Pension, annual leave, work life balance all great
    Lots of training opportunities
    Staff are all very friendly/competent

    Cons

    Bureaucratic
    Managers arent very effective
    Rely heavily on outsourcing/contractors

    Advice to Management

    Less outsourcing, take on more responsibility for long term improvements


  2. "Cosector poorly managed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Holiday, pension and flexibility.

    Cons

    Managers not working together and not listening to staff.
    Easy for team members to get away with doing very little.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff and stop employing so many contractors. Bring in targets for all staff including managers. Be a little more proactive with business strategy.


  3. "Laid back"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good work life balance
    friendly workers
    useful skills learnt

    Cons

    Have to always take initiative if you want something

    Advice to Management

    Have some more structure


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  5. "Good benefits, terrible management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, generous salaries, friendly colleagues and a positive culture. Nice and convenient location.

    Cons

    Management is terrible with lack of experience, lack of progression opportunities, too much politics and some departments can be toxic to work in due to senior staff. Lack of support from management.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more experienced staff, get rid of this bureaucratic way of thinking and support your staff.


  6. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Management in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Management in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great location . . . . . . .

    Cons

    Poor onboarding,poor development . . . . . . . .

    Advice to Management

    Fix onboarding,d development


  7. "Career Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Career Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Career Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of London full-time

    Pros

    Great to be giving something back to society in a university setting

    Cons

    Challenging identifying with the organisation and a lot of the communication is not relevant


  8. "Good Benefits"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous annual leave and pension schemes, happy to help with training and professional development. Interesting learning weeks with the OSD team like well being week/lunch break tours etc and nice to be part of a bigger community. Also membership to Senate House Library and Courtauld Gallery.

    Cons

    Some sectors have less opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Speak more to the frontline to know what day to day issues are


  9. "Head of Graduate Research"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of London full-time

    Pros

    Open accessible possibilities within an environment that allows independent input and development - Went from researcher to Head in 3 years

    Cons

    There is still a lingering Trade Union slow and red tapped admin surrounding some aspects which can be frustrating

    Advice to Management

    Keep the ear to the ground and keep moving ahead


  10. "Great benefits, questionable processes"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, holiday allowance and good work life balance

    Cons

    Recruitment is not always fair with many members of staff hiring family and not having a fair recruitment process.
    The amount of money spent on agency fees for management roles is ridiculous for the new commercial department, CoSector especially when it was later discovered they were all BBC alumni


  11. "Third Oldest University of England..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent training opportunities. If the course you are looking for is not listed within HR offerings, go and speak with them. The staff development office is immensely helpful and will always try to accommodate your needs.
    Good staff benefits - thanks to the persistent work of the unions.
    Prestigious organisation to work for.
    Pros (and Cons) may vary immensely depending on the College/Centre that you are working for. If you are not happy with the department that you end up at, there is always room to move elsewhere.

    Cons

    Highly hierarchical structure, beautiful doublespeak communication style, slow decision-making.
    Do not expect state of the art IT systems.
    Overstretched ECRs and support staff.
    Culture of presentialism.

    Advice to Management

    More women needed in senior management roles. It may bring some fresh air...



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