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Updated February 26, 2017
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  • Limited opportunities for career progression outside of your current role (in 3 reviews)

  • Parking spaces are like gold dust (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "PhD student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southampton, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good environment to develop teaching skill

    Cons

    Nothing to mention. Plenty of opportunities.


  2. "Great place to work in"

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

    Pros

    The academics are great, and it is a multicultural environment. Admin team was also very efficient. Was pleased with my time spent at the university.

    Cons

    In quite a few occasions, certain facilities, such as the library, the gym and/or the catering services, tended to get overcrowded.

    Advice to Management

    Good management overall. However, some upgrades will have to be taken for some of the services to allow them accessible for more people.


  3. "Valued employee at a world-class institution"

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

    I worked at University of Southampton (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Vibrant campus setting; 30 days annual leave + bank holidays + 6 additional closure days; good emphasis on work-life balance; USS pension; opportunities to work in different professional departments; sabbatical leave possibilities; competent management; affordable accommodation in a lively city

    Cons

    Vice-Chancellor's pay increases disproportionately; offices can be crowded; not situated conveniently for either of Southampton's stations

    Advice to Management

    Review functions regularly to ensure efficiency


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  5. "Excellent university, fantastic physics department."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The university's physics department is one of the best in the world and covers a huge variety of disciplines each at leading standard.

    Cons

    The town of Southampton itself lets the university down and is very student heavy. However it is easily commutable from Winchester.


  6. "receptionist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    friendly colleagues, supportive working environment

    Cons

    not good career progression, god type is mundane


  7. "Professional services"

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

    Pros

    Supportive and friendly working environment.
    Top university with great facilities.
    Flexible working hours and good holiday.

    Cons

    Difficult to progress with few opportunities to advance within the University


  8. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Communications Assistant in Southampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Communications Assistant in Southampton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Access to on-campus facilities such as the gym, lots of employee events

    Cons

    Parking spaces are like gold dust!

    Advice to Management

    Work on the transport initiatives


  9. "Great Internship Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I was given clear tasks with enough training and support to work through them.
    I could work at my own pace, and choose my own order to complete the work as I had the key milestone dates set.

    Cons

    Outside of term time the weekly gym classes are reduced


  10. "EAP tutor"

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    Former Employee - EAP Tutor in Southampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - EAP Tutor in Southampton, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Southampton full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Well-reputable higher education establishment with strong resreach orientation. Extensively developed EAP presessional course syllabus and materials accompsnied with the effective EAP toolkit to support students throughout their studies.

    Cons

    Course B is Extremely intense, which requires full-time commitment and extra preparation work during weekends


  11. "Lecturer in Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Southampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Southampton, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Southampton full-time

    Pros

    Great place, outstanding research facilities and great environment for research and teaching. Excellent Russell Group Uni.

    Cons

    Southampton city can be boring...



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