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University of Newcastle (UK) Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Usual benefits of HE; flexible working, generous holidays etc (in 5 reviews)

  • Fair pay, flexible working hours (in 5 reviews)

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

  • As with any University there's red tape, lots of committees and issues with HR processes (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. "School Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Receptionist in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexi Time
    Good rate of pay
    Great Annual Leave Entitlement

    Cons

    lack of training/workshops for lower grade admin staff


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  5. "Excellent opportunities for personal development"

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    Current Employee - Postgraduate in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postgraduate in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities for collaborative work, exposure to world-leading research and equipment, and personal development. Great location of university buildings in the city centre.

    Cons

    Slow-paced environment due to endless obstacles. Essential due to the nature of the organisation, but irritating at times. Lack of technical support staff.

    Advice to Management

    Centralise the resources and make them available to all students and staff


  6. "Good people Good money"

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    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is very good to work with internationally reputed organisation. The team is of international personals. They are very helpful and friendly people.

    Cons

    The upper management does not seems to be care about people working for them, which happens in all the big reputed organisations.


  7. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Welder/Fabricator in Newcastle, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Welder/Fabricator in Newcastle, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Everything is is very good

    Cons

    Nothing is bad to say


  8. "Good company to work for. Decent pay and decent opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Strengths Lab Technician in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Strengths Lab Technician in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working hours and convenient to commute to. Benefits are OK, option to pay year travel in installments off pay for example. Decent pay, could be better though. Always something new going on.

    Cons

    As mentioned, pay could be better along with the benefits option. Own personal experience has shown it's difficult to move up the pay grades.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay slightly


  9. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Newcastle (UK) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, all working towards improving the student experience. Operates like its own little city with amenities and housing. I worked there for 15 years and only left because I was soft-funded (government changed, money ran out) so had to leave.

    Cons

    As with any University there's red tape, lots of committees and issues with HR processes.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone who works for you wants the best for their school/students and their students. Just try to listen to your staff now and then - they are at the coal (chalk) face.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Sinking ship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great town, not a high-ranking university so relaxed atmosphere if you are on an open ended contract, very international environment, oportunities in learnign and teaching

    Cons

    I don't understand how a University that charges this much to students is always always alsways struggling for money. An then they spend millions on projects such as new shiny building for graduations. It took 6 months to change a light bulb in the toilet! But most importantly, they are now living on short contracts with no idea about the future.


  11. "Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work, possibilities for the future and connection to industry. Good students and possibilities to be promoted. It' ok

    Cons

    Nothing serious really. Good place to work, possibilities for the future and connection to industry. Good students and possibilities to be promoted. It' ok

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really. Good place to work, possibilities for the future and connection to industry. Good students and possibilities to be promoted. It' ok



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