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Updated November 15, 2017
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  • Some of the Principal Investigators do not spend as much time with their PhD students as they perhaps should (in 5 reviews)

  • Hours worked are quite long, find it hard to concentrate when hours are so long (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Physics Undergraduate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  2. "Power Distribution Simulation"

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

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

    Pros

    One of five best universities of the world

    Cons

    The job is restricted to USA

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Salary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  4. "TS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    IT, product, development, sales is all great

    Cons

    non at all and love it here


  5. "Student"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -nightlife is really good, lots of pubs / bars/clubs
    -graduate opportunities, great undergrad careers department
    -fun, lots of things to do
    -cheap accomodation

    Cons

    -too short
    -fallowfield is dangerous, lots of break ins and muggings. Just have to be careful or live in nicer Didsbury area

    Advice to Management

    Keep going!


  6. "UoM Ambassadors"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Manchester part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and training are provided for all existing students at the University. The people who I work with are always motivated and interesting.

    Cons

    Can be confusing sometimes on some open days and it is difficult to guide many people through campus tours by yourself in case the other team mate does not show up.

    Advice to Management

    It should continue to do what they are currently doing. There is nothing else to say other than more training perhaps for the students.


  7. "Student ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Manchester part-time

    Pros

    Very helpful training
    friendly and supportive staff.
    great way to hone your public speaking and organizational skill

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    keep on integrating such vacancies within the university because they're not only beneficial for the personal development of students but also for the image of the university

  8. "Research Assistant"

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

    I worked at University of Manchester as an intern

    Pros

    Excellent facilities and support from lecturers.

    Cons

    Rather difficult to find a suitable time to communicate with workshop technicians.


  9. "Excellent place for research"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Manchester as a contractor

    Pros

    Focused in STEM research with grant diversification

    Cons

    At times, the scale of the university and its ambitions of expansion might seem overwhelming.


  10. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work hours are much more flexible than in a commercial company. You are given a freedom in terns of work you do.

    Cons

    Poor admin staff that do not do their jobs properly, parking can be bad because the campus is quite central.

    Advice to Management

    None


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