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University of Newcastle (UK) Reviews

Updated October 11, 2017
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University of Newcastle (UK) Chancellor Sir Liam Donaldson
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Pros
  • Had a good work/life balance and benfits were fine (in 4 reviews)

  • Positive work/life balance and attitude to flexible working (though this can be dependent upon individual managers) (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Difficulties in reaching a proper work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • not much scope for career progression (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Depends on where you work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guilderland, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guilderland, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent holiday time, closure between Christmas and New Year, tuition perks, pension, lots of cross-university interaction, interaction with students.

    Cons

    I think it really depends on where you work--my unit in particular we were not treated the same as other units in our larger directorate--more supervision, less autonomy. My work-life balance was skewed very work-heavy, and ultimately is why I left the university.I think this was more unique to the Central Services than in the different faculties and schools.

    Advice to Management

    Unless your employees give you a reason not to, trust them! We were all hired because we are competent professionals, and after a trial period it would be great to just let us run with things (supportively of course!)


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Newcastle (UK) full-time

    Pros

    Russell Group Research intensive university with access to many research related resources.

    Cons

    The weather isn't great and there is a heavy drinking culture in Newcastle.

  3. "Professional Services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Newcastle (UK) part-time

    Pros

    Positive work/life balance and attitude to flexible working (though this can be dependent upon individual managers).
    Good leadership and prestigious institution.
    Good benefits compared to (non higher ed) organisations.

    Cons

    Too many people coasting.
    Poor performance management.
    Limited opportunities to progress internally.


  4. "Best working place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Newcastle (UK) part-time

    Pros

    Good city, good uni, good staffs

    Cons

    bad weather and bad lunch


  5. "Quantitative Research Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Quantitative Research Analyst
    Current Employee - Quantitative Research Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the most important universities in the UK that offers a range of opportunities for teaching and research.

    Cons

    Lack of incentives for reaching the highest research levels.


  6. "OK for me - but high level management don't know what is happening"

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

    I have been working at University of Newcastle (UK) full-time

    Pros

    good for who I work with

    Cons

    Bad at dealing with issues t higher level, little oversight of problems within groups


  7. "Newcastle Uni PhD Student, computer science"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Newcastle (UK) full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, good facilities, large research groups

    Cons

    academia, academics, low pay, extreme workload

  8. "Love the colleagues and the job!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Newcastle (UK) full-time

    Pros

    - Flexible hour
    -Autonomy of own work
    -Nice colleagues, very helpful and supportive
    -Many available training and opportunities
    -Different types of job therefore it is not boring

    Cons

    -High turnover, you see many people come and go
    -Sometimes things can be done very slowly due to the hierarchy system


  9. "Flexible student jobs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Newcastle (UK) part-time

    Pros

    Worked for the university while a student there, very flexible with hours.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for student work, more positions would be good.


  10. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    academic role, flexible in working hours, interaction with industrial partner

    Cons

    relatively low salary and slow income increase


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