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Updated March 25, 2017
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University of Westminster Vice-Chancellor Geoff Petts
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  1. "Salary"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Westminster full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed schedule, rewarding to be part of educating the society. It is very family friendly and the best for raising the family.

    Cons

    Low salary and high number of students doesn't leave much time for research making it challenging for staff to grow in their discipline.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "lacks strategy"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lecturer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    central london location, open to innovative and unusual research, some interesting programmes

    Cons

    lack of focus and strategy, lack of community, very little support, low morale, fragmented, little research support


  3. "Great work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and lots of benefits.

    Cons

    Very hard to improve the career level or get promoted


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  5. "Not for developers"

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    Former Employee - Web Services Developer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Web Services Developer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environments, relaxed and sociable with the best benefits for the work-life balance.

    Cons

    Doesn't really invest in development, so for software developers there isn't a real outlook.
    Plus, no career prospect nor progression. The only way to change your position is to wait for someone leaving and apply for his position.

    Advice to Management

    In order to run an IT department, you would need people with an IT background.


  6. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at University of Westminster full-time

    Pros

    Good campus and technologies

    Cons

    The level of difficulty is too low


  7. "Amazing place to work"

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    Former Employee - Student Helper in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Student Helper in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Excellent conditions to work, great location, friendly stuff, excellent IT resources, good benefits

    Cons

    Not that I can think of


  8. "Studying at uni"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable staff, good rating, amazing facilities, good perspectives

    Cons

    Lack of extracurricular opportunities provided by the Uni. Lack of networking events

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to event management


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    "Lost opportunities, organisational focus strays from core audience - the students"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Westminster full-time

    Pros

    Diverse, excellence in pockets of activity (despite internal obstacles), strong on CPD for staff (although what is preached is often not followed through in practice), very good benefits (leave, pensions scheme, flexible working etc).

    Cons

    Very hierarchical, undertaking seemingly perpetual reorganisation without much consideration of details of delivery / what goes on on the 'shop floor'. Fragmented, politicised atmosphere of 'do not rock the boat', with bottom-up advice often ignored / unacknowledged.


  10. "Unexciting"

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    Current Employee - Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous benefits
    Free language courses
    Central London location

    Cons

    Poor facilities and resources for students
    Low morale
    Low ambition as an organisation

    Advice to Management

    Think big!


  11. "Administration role"

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

    Pros

    Annual leave is excellent - 35 days
    Flexible working hours
    Social events eg annual sports day, HR organise further activities eg gardening

    Cons

    Not easy to get promoted - lack of career progression unless you apply for a role like any other external candidate

    Advice to Management

    Staff benefits are good .
    Provide more opportunities to existing staff who have the right skills to perform in a new challenging role.



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