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Updated November 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Great place to have a sound work-life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Very good work environment, great support (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • The only thing is the work needs to be done during weekdays not weekend, as a part-time job (in 4 reviews)

  • Limited to no career progression available, often involves yearly renewals of short term contracts (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Post-doc"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Sheffield full-time

    Pros

    Good dynamic in the department (APS), lively research environment, good facilities, low cost of living.

    Cons

    I wasn't a huge fan of the city, but I know some people love it.


  2. "Support worker position"

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

    I worked at University of Sheffield part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible hours in term time, working around course commitments

    Cons

    Little/no work during holiday times

  3. "An opportunity"

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

    Pros

    Good university, very diverse culture.

    Cons

    Some research facility is not up-to-date.

    Advice to Management

    kind of slow. They took vacation very often. It took me 2 months to get all the offer and visa materials.


  4. "Intern"

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff and students, high work ethic, everyone doing great things for students

    Cons

    Segregated offices and buildings, makes it harder for offices and departments to work together

    Advice to Management

    Fund student services and staff


  5. "Career Service"

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

    I have been working at University of Sheffield part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supportive to students.
    Good pay compared to outside companies.
    Flexible in terms of working rota. Accommodate to study.

    Cons

    Can't think of any. The only thing is the work needs to be done during weekdays not weekend, as a part-time job.


  6. "Great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Competitive pay, respects staff.

    Cons

    Sometimes disorganised, however, this is to be expected.


  7. "Phd Researcher"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good work environment and support.

    Cons

    Limited office space results in small desks making computer based work harder.

  8. "PhD Student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Sheffield part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment, and support

    Cons

    None that I have come accross


  9. "Overall good university but location could be better"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good interdisciplinary works done, lots of seminars to go to, located next to the Peak District

    Cons

    Hard to get around if you dont own a car


  10. "Uni of sheffield Geography dept"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant

    I worked at University of Sheffield (More than a year)

    Pros

    Open minded, allows for new approaches to problems in research

    Cons

    None that I could think of.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more second year students.


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