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Updated March 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible for working students- good work life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Flexible working hours around my degree allowed me to maintain other commitments (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Fundraising was difficult and quite stressful at times (however managers where always there to help and encourage you to keep trying) (in 2 reviews)

  • The promotion to be a lecturer is really a hit and miss affair nowadays (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "Good facility for study"

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

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

    Pros

    Comfort place to study with Diamond building and IC building. Good study resources had been given in hard copy and soft copy with good tutor.

    Cons

    late mark given for particular subject and feedback for test is poor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Advice to Management

    No particular advise. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


  3. "Depends on your line manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Yearly raises after performance reviews

    Cons

    Work expectations depend entirely on your line manager. Work outside of research and publishing, such as teaching, is expected but will affect you negatively if your research output is affected at all. Mixed signals on priorities.


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  5. "Senior Project Manager R&D"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work life balance, excellent networking opportunities

    Cons

    Limited internal development opportunities to management level


  6. "PhD Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great city, friendly people, lots of green. Dual supervisor system with plenty of careers development help

    Cons

    Paid quarterly rather than monthly


  7. "Biomedical research"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong reputation in biomedical research. Concentrated and central location in the city. Ease of interaction across research disciplines.

    Cons

    Not at the heartland of research so can be difficult to create external collaborations and high quality traffic for open science lectures.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in supporting new technologies/infrastructure for biomedical research. Enable a better environment to attract research leaders to come to the University.


  8. "Good employer; supportive!"

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    Former Employee - Information Assistant in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Information Assistant in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Working with like-minded and driven people was a brilliant experience, and I got a lot out of working at the University. My team were very supportive.

    Cons

    When I was working there, there were a lot of "zero-hour" contracts.


  9. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quite and Handy city, full of friendly and nice people, lovely place to work and live. it has 4 different airports in two hours radio.

    Cons

    Politics are all around, but where they are not. Some services are to saturated that create internal tensions

    Advice to Management

    There is progress to be made on understanding differences between academics and staff and what are the best way to make them work together to contribute to the organisation success.


  10. "Internship"

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pension, good working hours/flexibility, good holidays

    Cons

    Small department, lack of guidance


  11. "Interesting place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fairly informal & friendly culture amongst staff
    Vibrant atmosphere
    Huge diversity of people, ideas and things to get involved in
    Large employer with lots of interesting opportunities
    Supportive employer - good support services for both students & staff.

    Cons

    No pay rise in 3 years!
    Wages fairly low. But then most of the time the workload isn't too severe, however...
    September is horrendously busy ever year with the influx of new students
    Line management is hit and miss. I guess this is the flipside of having a fairly informal culture, is that some take a pretty informal approach to line management.

    Advice to Management

    Give your staff a payrise each year. Angry staff are less productive staff.



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