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University of Sunderland Reviews

Updated Oct 13, 2019

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3.2
60%
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University of Sunderland CEO David Bell (no image)
David Bell
4 Ratings
  1. "Academic Tutor"

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    Academic Tutor in Sunderland, North East England, England

    I have been working at University of Sunderland for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly Environment, Team Working, Professional, Pay

    Cons

    Workload, Facility, Training, Pay, Support

    University of Sunderland2016-06-20
  2. "Appalling new management at the STUDENTS' UNION!"

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    Former Employee - Advice in Sunderland, North East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of Sunderland full-time

    Pros

    The STUDENTS' Union wa s a wonderful place to work with most staff being there 20+ years. New CEO brought in a new management team as was unable to do job herself. New management team lied consistently along with the CEO to the Board of Trustees. Board of Trustees acknowledged this but chose to ignore complaints including bullying and harassment.

    Cons

    Made everyone working in Students' Union services redundant, reduced services to students. New roles and terms with huge salary drops, more hours and less favourable terms to staff.

    Advice to Management

    Pity about the lies to all concerned and not admitting not capable. Student survey will go down again as has done year on year since new CEO and her new team arrived.

    University of Sunderland2016-07-21
  3. "JOP LOOKIHG"

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    • Senior Management
    Cleaner in Pallion, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Sunderland for more than 5 years

    Pros

    VERY GOOD TO WORK FOR

    Cons

    mangers time keeping never on time

    University of Sunderland2016-01-25
  4. Helpful (1)

    "A place where it comprises 25% work time the rest of it social"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of Sunderland

    Pros

    Good if you like playing on your phone/internet/social dating (all taking place during working hours/office politics/school ground behaviour, no targets

    Cons

    lack of support from management (all as bad each other), small office space can be likened to a chicken battery farm, empire building without true work being there, the list is endless, no true customer care - oh and no career path, lack of training opportunities etc etc

    Advice to Management

    Sort it o

    University of Sunderland2016-01-27
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunderland, North East England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Sunderland full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working in Higher Education in general has been an excellent experience for me. The University's marketing department is a really dynamic place and dealing with applicants, students and alumni make you realise how true the 'life-changing' description of it really is. There is a real atmosphere of collaboration and encouragement and a real feeling that everyone is 'in it together'. In marketing and... communications people are valued as specialists in their field and are given the structure, support and independence to work freely and efficiently. The University of Sunderland's atmosphere of support and friendliness is key to students having a great experience and I feel proud to be a part of an institution that educates young people and has such a key responsibility to the success of the city and the wider region. The facilities are excellent, including a really reasonably-priced gym, child care provision, a library for staff use and lots more. Salary is very competitive and training and development is as good as you would expect for a university. I would recommend working at the University to anyone, particularly in the marketing department.

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    Cons

    Higher Education itself is in a challenging era with higher fees for students and lower applications. However, meeting these challenges is key to everyone's work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep developing staff. Produce more part-time degrees for staff to have more ability to study while working and introduce the free University Language Scheme to all employees.

    University of Sunderland2014-08-26
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