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Updated February 19, 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 8 reviews)

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

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  1. "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


  2. "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


  3. "Great part-time perks for students"

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    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Manchester, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The university has great part-time opportunities for current students that fit around your schedule. You can choose from a variety of work such as tour leading, mentoring, packaging and posting, or managing the reception. You could also try out the Students' union roles such as bartending. Overall there are plenty of opportunities and you will get by just fine provided you are willing.

    An additional benefit of choosing the student ambassador work is that the community is quite friendly. Imagine a group of 500 students working together to set up and run an open day, everyone is as energetic as you and you have good fun.

    Cons

    The only down-side of working in this role is that you may not get work all the time. Unlike other part-time jobs where you can set out certain time of the day to work, the student ambassador work is highly varied. One has to apply to each opportunity individually, and there is no guarantee that you will get it. Although, I have been able to get work more often than not.


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  5. "Good Education"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    All Staff Are Quite Helpful

    Cons

    Diversity in Research Areas Could be Better

    Advice to Management

    Allow Students to Explore Additional Areas, More Diversity


  6. "excellent workplace"

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    Current Contractor - Actin Research Assistant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Actin Research Assistant in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Manchester as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Management is fantastic and colleagues are amazing.

    Cons

    Some of the buildings need renovation.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  7. "Student Ambassador"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    I meet many new people
    My colleagues are great to work with

    Cons

    No complaints. Nothing too bad


  8. "Good employers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at University of Manchester part-time

    Pros

    Committed in personal improvements and learning.

    Cons

    Very competitive as a lecturer.


  9. "Student ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Variety of roles to work for which expands your work experience. There is a lot of flexibility around the job too.

    Cons

    It can be competitive to get tasks, and there aren't always jobs to do when you are available for work. There is not a regular stream of income

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Try to give opportunities to all the ambassadors rather than just the experienced ones. All the best.


  10. "Great place to work for as a student Ambassador"

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

    Pros

    Training is provided before start so you get to know what to do in most situations
    Diversity of tasks - you can either talk to parents and college students before interviews, do guided tours etc.
    Well organised schedule and working hours - the online tool is fast, simple and reliable

    Cons

    Sometimes the available slots go fast so you have to be quick when they become available
    Average pay - this is quite normal though for students

    Advice to Management

    The management is doing well. The online base is incredible, the communication is efficient and overall I think me and my fellow students know our tasks and goals because of a good training and culture.


  11. "Awesome Internship"

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    Former Intern - Student in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Student in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Manchester as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - flexibile work time
    - proper support available
    - good salary

    Cons

    - jobs not too diverse
    - poor management
    - hr problems

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade the web infrastructure, and fix the existing bugs.



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