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University of Nottingham Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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  • Research funding is quite focused on getting as many PhD students as you can (in 4 reviews)

  • Short working hours, and no pay for lunch time (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great platform for postgraduate research opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Internationally recognized university.
    - Opportunities to exchange/transfer to foreign campus (UK, Malaysia, China)

    Cons

    - Limited facilities in the newer campuses


  2. "It was a priceless experience."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Well renowned group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Less opportunities for international students.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "OK if you've got no other options."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nottingham is a cheap place to live, expanding University, nice buildings.

    Cons

    No culture, systems (appraisal, review, flexible working hours etc.) are non-standardised and generally not very helpful, people more interested in promoting themselves then developing research with an impact.

    Advice to Management

    I would imagine in a University, staff are one of the biggest assets as they drive student numbers and satisfaction; might be an idea to treat them as such.


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  5. "It was awesome!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everything was so super cool. I loved it

    Cons

    It was sometimes boring okay


  6. "Great work-life balance but difficult to get a permanent position"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexibility of working hours
    - Good holidays and work-life balance
    - The university invests a lot in research
    - Good environment and facilities
    - Good benefits and discounts in different shops

    Cons

    - Sometimes too time consuming, as it has a great focus on results (when a deadline is close you may end up working more than expected) - In exchange you have flexible working hours, I personally prefer this
    - It's difficult to get a permanent position


  7. "Great place to study"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Nottingham (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Location, Equipment, Facilities, Work-Life Balance

    Cons

    Some building are too old


  8. "Times have changed!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)

    Pros

    Great location to work, on main campus there's plenty of greenery and fresh air!
    Really friendly and helpful people.
    Very competitive with other Universities.
    Very focus on profit.
    Direct management are OK to with though they are very pressured from senior management with nowhere to turn.
    In house training courses.
    Depending which department/sector...left alone to do your job...you need to be self motivated.
    Holidays.
    Low cost car parking levy (depending you cc)

    Cons

    Senior management, see everything for their annual bonus.
    No incentive, not investors in people anymore.
    Surveys carried out but no action if does not suit management.
    Most Staff feels devalued, deflated, neglected and stressed.
    No teamwork.
    No communication.
    Limited car parking space

    Advice to Management

    Probably too late for most of you as all institutionalised but...
    Don't forget how you got up there, be realistic, it's great that all you management stick together and come up with ideas but don't forget to communicate to the staff/people that can make it work. So many talented staff but no notice are taken yet you are willing to spend thousands for external companies that provide not much results.


  9. "Global University, Beautiful Environment"

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

    I have been working at University of Nottingham full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    An ambitious, global university with beautiful campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia. A stimulating environment in which to work with some very talented people.

    Cons

    Sometimes effecting organization-wide change can take longer than in the private sector, partly due to the devolved nature of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on pursuing your ambitious goals. Create more synergies between the international campuses. Celebrate the success of your talented workforce.


  10. "Nice Environment"

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

    I have been working at University of Nottingham full-time

    Pros

    The environment is suitable for conducting research

    Cons

    It is too far from the city


  11. "Good choice"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Good research environment. Professional staff.

    Cons

    Everything is complicated and you always need to find the right form to submit to the right person.
    Lower pay and benefits comparing to industry.



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