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

  • Very friendly and accommodating environment to work in (in 10 reviews)

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

  • Only a fixed term contract so it is difficult to say (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "An opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "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.


  4. "Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of development opportunities.

    Cons

    The Education sector is currently in a fragile position.


  5. "Friendly place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Sheffield full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    *95% of colleagues will be willing to help you and generally have a positive outlook about things
    *Good holiday package (30 days + additional Christmas closure days & usual bank holidays).

    Cons

    *Too much bureaucracy at times
    *Too many middle-managers, who are unable / not empowered to make decisions


  6. "It's all about money making..."

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Administrative in Sheffield, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Sheffield full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a great company to work for as they do have a lot of benefits,like great pensions, a lot of holidays, they give you training every year and support if you need.

    Cons

    It's very money focused.. Most of the departments need more staff as the workload is too high, however no one is willing to recruit any more people due to short of budget (nonsense...), and then the top bosses keep getting disappointed at you because the work hasn't been done in time. So it goes in circles.... This organisation has changed a lot during the past years.. I guess it very depends on which department you work in.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on people rather than just money


  7. "AMRC with Boeing"

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    Former Intern - Internship in Rotherham, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Internship in Rotherham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, supportive staff, good management and overall good.

    Cons

    Nothing to say really. It was a good experience.

  8. "Very understanding employers, everyone friendly"

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

    I have been working at University of Sheffield full-time

    Pros

    The people are lovely, very supportive

    Cons

    The work can be a little tedious


  9. "Mostly good with some flaws"

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

    I have been working at University of Sheffield full-time

    Pros

    City based campus with good transport access and excellent students union facilities.

    Cons

    Staff are significantly focused on developing their own careers and work on occasion rather than student focused.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on more contact hours and engaging students with challenging material from the beginning.


  10. "SEPO Tutor"

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

    I have been working at University of Sheffield full-time

    Pros

    Nice environment, friendly staff. Modern facilities.

    Cons

    Sometimes it appears the management is lacking control on what's going on.


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