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University of Reading Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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  1. "Good Place to work"

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

    I worked at University of Reading full-time

    Pros

    Nothing negative to say about this university

    Cons

    Fantastic place to work, Great environment and excellent open place


  2. "excellent"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Reading as a contractor

    Pros

    Welcoming, Professional and aspiring to be the best in what it does. It is a privilege to work here after years of working in a less aspiring culture this is a breath of fresh air.

    Cons

    I dont live close enough to the campus and have a long commute

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing

  3. "Great culture"

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

    I have been working at University of Reading as a contractor

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, flexible working hours, good colleagues, beautiful campus! Very reputable university with good research culture and plenty of activities on and near campus

    Cons

    Can't think of many, really, other than the obvious issues with academia: trying to find and keep funding. But you'll get that with any academic career

    Advice to Management

    Please don't centralise IT as it slows down the process for everyone, especially those of us who are in very specialised computational environments.


  4. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great team, very friendly
    Flexible working

    Cons

    Unorganised management, causing stress during busy times


  5. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technician in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I working as a seminar leader in my department. I was given complete freedom with my classes and support when I asked for it.
    Good Salary
    Training
    Support

    Cons

    Not many modules available to teach.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. "Great University"

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    Current Employee - Professor in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Professor in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Really exciting research centre with world-class critical mass on climate and related issues. The management has been very supportive over many years, with an excellent partnership with funders and encouragement to push the scientific envelope.

    Cons

    Some of the wider University is more concerned with teaching rather than research, whereas they go hand-in-hand. Getting rid of some of the departments, especially Physics, has hampered the reputation of the University in the UK.

    Advice to Management

    The latest management seems to have read and believed management books, and brought in management consultants, who have added little value. The bureaucracy is increasing with no added value, and this needs to be reversed.


  7. "kitchen staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    very good working environment , good facilities, great managers , nice pension, possibility of promoting

    Cons

    salary is not very high

  8. "Wonderful supportive employer"

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    Former Employee - Bar Supervisor in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Bar Supervisor in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of extra course offered to continue the employees development, paid for by the University, staff could also opt to do a degree alongside their work and receive half off.

    Cons

    Different sectors seem to be deemed more practical for separate genders; there were some departments that had more or less only women and then others that were practically all men. I think a more diverse team usually makes for a stronger one.


  9. "Visiting Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Qualified environment and professional member of staff.

    Cons

    Salary entry level and few vacancies.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "good experience"

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    Former Employee - PhD in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - PhD in Reading, England (UK)
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Reading full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great people, very good student, good environment,

    Cons

    too easy , too simple, too


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