University of Manchester Reviews

Updated Jul 13, 2020

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4.2
90%
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University of Manchester President and Vice Chancellor Nancy Rothwell
Nancy Rothwell
41 Ratings
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  • "Lack of promotion opportunities for non-academics(in 15 reviews)

  • "Everthings good, there are no cons here(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Friendly and supportive team"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Weibo Ambassador 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Manchester for less than a year

    Pros

    Really there to help you and support you Friendly and approachable

    Cons

    There are no cons so far as everything is working very well.

  2. "student"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Studying 

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great sources, great student community

    Cons

    Some events are not organized very well

  3. "Front Desk"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Manchester part-time

    Pros

    good communication with students and interface with the public

    Cons

    poor management and lack of passion in coworkers

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  4. "Physics Undergraduate"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    Vast majority of lecturers are world class. Undergrad laboratories have an excellent array of equipment.

    Cons

    Class sizes can be too large and sometimes there is a disconnect between the lecturers and students.

  5. "Power Distribution Simulation"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Power Distribution Simulation in New York, NY

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    One of five best universities of the world

    Cons

    The job is restricted to USA

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  6. "Salary"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    great place to work and learn

    Cons

    timing is the most important

  7. "Poor work/life balance"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    Good team and comradary. Good for networking. Can be a fun place to work when not working 80 hours a week.

    Cons

    Terrible pay for the hours you work. No overtime, only accrue lieu time which you can never take back. Lack of recognition for achievements.

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "Bullied by senior academics"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A large amount of money is being invested in new buildings, everything not required. Most of the Older buildings in the North campus, is most of the time empty for some of the floors, even during the peak hours of lectures.

    Cons

    Bullied by my advisor, because she couldn't understand the problems in experimentation, she forced me into doing things in the lab that were irrelevant. I wasn't paid for my the hours spent, but was forced to be at the university, even without allowing taking leave. This was followed by constant threats and harassment. When a complaint was made, I was further bullied by her and her colleagues including the then director of undergraduate studies of the school of MACE(Mech. Aero and Civil Engg). An internal examination, after the complaint was made, was rigged in such a way that it became favourable for her, adding statements to the report I didnot make. It showed a violation of academic integrity by the senior members of the school. The examination was also delayed by 3 months from the date of planned, where I was not allowed to do research and was not given the exact date of the exam(the university policies states that such acts contribute to bullying), with an exception for a few days before the exam. The school nor the university did not take any action against this. An external examiner(from another university, with 30 years of experience), was bought in for the second examination, where, the examiner told that I was right about the experiments and my method was the only method to solve the problem. Even after that my advisor and her department didnot even apologize for their mistakes, nor any action was taken.

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  9. "TS"

    5.0
     

    I have been working at University of Manchester

    Pros

    IT, product, development, sales is all great

    Cons

    non at all and love it here

  10. "Great career experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Manchester

    Pros

    Huge amount of resources and very professional staff. Good benefits package.

    Cons

    Paperwork at times moved very slow. Aging infrastructure.

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