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University of Southampton CEO Dame Helen Alexander
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  1. No complaints from me - good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at University of Southampton

    Pros

    The excel internship programme is a great programme for both student and employer - win win

    Cons

    nothing major Pay could be better, but it is only an internship

  2. Open Day Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at University of Southampton part-time

    Pros

    Good, fun, not really hard - we provided tours for oncoming students and parents

    Cons

    Pay was made ages later

    Advice to Management

    Pay students earlier

  3. University Student Ambassador

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at University of Southampton

      Pros

      Reliable work, can work with people, short hours

      Cons

      Outdoors work which, in the winter, makes for a long day

    • Secure but no career progress

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      Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Southampton, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at University of Southampton full-time

      Pros

      Job security super nice team if team manager is good. Campus life Big pension big holodays WFH and good balance

      Cons

      No career progress for professional services staff Job security means people become lazy after few years Lower management is underpaid so hard to find a proper one Some dept moved out of campus

      Advice to Management

      More career progress and training for It specialist is a must. Pay more to team leaders to match their stress.

    • Good place to work

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      Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Southampton, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at University of Southampton full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Nice people, nice city, nice weather

      Cons

      Low salary, Low salary, Low salary,

    • Very Good

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at University of Southampton part-time

        Pros

        You get to pick your own hours

        Cons

        No cons are needed for this.

      • Part-time tutor/lecturer and research assistant

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends

        I worked at University of Southampton

        Pros

        - Flexible and open-minded staff members. - Friendly students. Serious about education.

        Cons

        - Needs better building facility such as high-tech solutions. - Classes should be allocated in a 'user-friendly' way.

        Advice to Management

        - Going online to check classes timetables is a bit outdated. Staff members can receive their timetables via an interactive app.

      • Working environment.

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        Former Employee - Clinical Trial Associate in Southampton, England
        Recommends
        Negative Outlook

        I worked at University of Southampton full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Extra days holidays and lots of research talks on site.

        Cons

        Not much room for progression.

      • Studying CORMSIS Subjects

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        Current Employee - Postgraduate Student 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at University of Southampton full-time

        Pros

        Might get into a project in industry for 3 months. Challenging and fun, most courseworks are intersting consulting cases.

        Cons

        Nothing yet, everything so far is perfect.

        Advice to Management

        Keep doing what you are doing, maybe get more projects.

      • Terrible PhD experience

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at University of Southampton full-time

        Pros

        - Some very skilled staff. - Nice campus location out of town.

        Cons

        - Supervision in Mathematics (GR) was very poor. Constant criticism, passive bullying and belittling behaviour. - Unrealistic/stressful targets (for example, a first paper by Christmas after starting in October). - Clear focus on producing papers, at the expense of building wider knowledge and teaching. - Very "siloed" department - students scattered between many small offices which leads to isolation and limits...

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        Advice to Management

        - Needs analyses and development priorities are largely left behind after initial completion and require more emphasis. - Training of some managerial and senior tutors requires significant improvement. - Withdrawal questionnaire on leaving went completely ignored.

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