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University of Warwick Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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University of Warwick Vice-Chancellor and President Nigel Thrift
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Pros
  • Pleasant working environment, campus & Amenities (in 9 reviews)

  • Friendly colleagues who are very committed, regular employment and work/life balance is good (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Continuous senior management pay rises (in 5 reviews)

  • Very low pay compared to full time employment (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Warwick full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I think the best part of being a student is the freedom it gives. I really enjoy learning about the subjects I like.

    Cons

    too much work and stress. I don't like the idea of finding a kob and doing all those mundane things that adults have to do. I might just be because I am a bit childish.

    Advice to Management

    Don't try to act like you are someone you are not. It is ok to put up an air of confidence during interviews but honestly life is too short for you to try to change yourself when you don't want to.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place, sometimes awful people."

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

    Pros

    Great staff, great pay and really flexible hours as you can choose what days you want to work and what days you are not available.

    Cons

    There is clear favoritisms within the place. People get promoted on how well they suck up, not how well they think they'll actually do.

    Advice to Management

    Take more care of staff that have been there longer. It's a real shame that people get treated differently.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start your career!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    University of Warwick provides jobs for undergraduate or postgraduate students through an agency called Unitemps. The idea is great because the university can provide, IT, marketing, finance and many other work experience for students. I consider it a safe working environment that helps students prepare and launch themselves on the job market.
    I worked for the Scarman House and I have only good things to say about them. The management was very understandable, supportive and nice. The pay is slightly higher because the university knows how much the students pay for going to school so they pay more, even being a barista at Starbucks.

    Cons

    There are a lot of applicants and sometimes takes time to get an answer to an application or interview.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great University for research and teaching

    Cons

    The location in Coventry is a negative


  5. "Relaxed, sometimes too relaxed"

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    Former Employee - Learning Technologist
    Former Employee - Learning Technologist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Warwick full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, nice people
    Not stressful
    Beautiful campus and good facilities
    Lots on offer to do during breaks and after work
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Lack of direction and leadership from senior management makes getting things done impossible.
    Lack of development opportunities and career progression.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management must set out clear strategies and objectives.
    Good people are struggling under a lack of direction and are demotivated as they can't get things done.


  6. "Research Fellow"

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

    I worked at University of Warwick full-time

    Pros

    Flexi hours, job focus and good team communication.
    Easy access to loads of publications and data.
    35 days holidays + other benefits

    Cons

    Low starting salary even though you have long experience.
    HR and Finance sometimes being difficult
    Parking is always a problem especially during term time

    Advice to Management

    Review salary for experience researcher and change the office bureaucracy.
    Provide more parking or give priority to staff instead of students
    Provide more training to relevant areas


  7. "Great Campus, Average research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Campus, Lots of similar minded people. in different department

    Cons

    Average price, mostly to publish papers, lot's of good research without any commercialisation

    Advice to Management

    All the skills and highly educated people could actually make an impact if enough funding and resource in available


  8. "Different to most universities, with benefits and cons."

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    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher in Coventry, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher in Coventry, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Warwick full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent facilties and funding, and different departments are generally very collaborative and happy to share resources.

    There is space for the university to expand unlike many other city based universities. The place is a continual construction site.

    Cons

    Very business oriented and it can feel more like a business park at times. Sometimes its hard to differentiate between the campus and JLR's facilities here.

    Advice to Management

    Divert funding away from vanity projects and focus on hiring more people. Facilities are generally excellent but there are not enough people to use them efficiently. The university undertakes a lot of activities that are of very limited value, rather than focussing on education and academic research.


  9. "Student Caller"

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

    I have been working at University of Warwick part-time

    Pros

    Very good pay, and you can work from campus, which means very short commute times.

    Cons

    The hours that you are required to work are very odd; For example, shifts are typically 6-9pm on weekdays and 10am-1pm on weekends.


  10. "Relaxed friendly environment"

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    Former Employee - Learning Technologist
    Former Employee - Learning Technologist
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Warwick full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Slow and difficult to progress


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