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Updated April 26, 2017
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  1. "University of Reading - Telephone Fundraiser"

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    Former Employee - Telephone Fundraiser in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Telephone Fundraiser in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The University of Reading is a very organised University that offers a variety of jobs with competitive pay. Depending on the job, you are able to progress quickly to higher levels of authority.

    Cons

    Staff turnover is quite often high at the University of Reading. Interviews are fairly gruelling due to many applications from students.

    Advice to Management

    My experience with the leadership at the University of Reading was a positive one. Management are quick to let you know if you have done well and are very helpful in making sure you achieve the best you can.


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    "good experience"

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    Former Employee - PhD in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - PhD in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    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


  3. "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.


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  5. "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.


  6. "kitchen staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    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


  7. "Great University"

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    Current Employee - Professor in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Professor in Reading, England (UK)
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    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.


  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "Great experience, but needs work in places."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexible in terms of shifts/ academic commitments
    Plenty of opportunities for different kinds of work
    Good pay, and plenty of shifts available
    Fun and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Good shifts get taken fast
    Little training
    Progression can sometimes be affected by your relationship with managers
    No employee benefits

    Advice to Management

    Invest in better training and proper shift management, there should always be enough people to set up a bar without leaving the bar empty and there should always be a supervisor or manager available during shift.


  11. "Good supportive employer"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility of work, dynamic working environment, interesting people to work with, good opportunities for promotion, good training opportunities

    Cons

    Administration can be slow sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Streamline some processes


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