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University of Westminster Reviews

Updated November 6, 2017
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University of Westminster Vice-Chancellor Geoff Petts
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Pros
  • central london location, open to innovative and unusual research, some interesting programmes (in 7 reviews)

  • Great work-life balance and lots of benefits (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • no cons, tired of city Tashkent, missed States (in 5 reviews)

  • Communication from senior management is bad (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good employer, caring and understanding

    Cons

    Routine work not learning more

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Business Development Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Development Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Salary
    Good annual leave allowance
    Good environment
    Career Progression Opportunities
    Great place to start a career

    Cons

    May work long hours
    Too many managers
    Lack of communication between departments
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    Advice to Management

    Listen more to people that work under you

  3. "Bloomberg Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Westminster part-time

    Pros

    Organisation culture is very extraordinary

    Cons

    Pay job is not well.


  4. "Counselling at Westminster"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Westminster full-time

    Pros

    Collegiate Atmosphere and good professional development

    Cons

    Not much that isn't already being addressed and solved


  5. "*"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Westminster full-time

    Pros

    Central London. Accessible. Lovely colleagues

    Cons

    Awful management from Executive Board

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff


  6. "Used to be a good place to work, but bad place for progression"

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Westminster full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Location; line managers were good and understanding most of the time. Colleagues great.

    Cons

    You only get promotion if you are the favourite of the Senior Manager, else forget about it. Does not matter how good you are or how good your colleagues think you are.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid the of all the senior managers and the hangers on. Of course including the VC. Don't pretend you are a top University. Go back to basics, act like a Poly. Things will improve.


  7. "IT officer"

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    Former Employee - IT Officer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Officer in London, England (UK)
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Westminster (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Dynamic environment
    Variety of CPD courses

    Cons

    Unskilled Management
    No Benefits
    Blame Culture

  8. "Student Helper"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Westminster part-time

    Pros

    Good student salary, great coworkers, flexible hours

    Cons

    Some uncertainty due to undergoing changes


  9. "Senior lecturer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Westminster full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good locations in central London
    Friendly staff

    Cons

    Poor senior management in the University, The VC produces a strategy every five years and it is never achieved, The PVCs have poor operations knowledge and can't seem to resolve fundamental issues - such as the estate, timetabling etc.

    Advice to Management

    The senior management group within the University needs to take a long hard look at their performance (ok, lack of performance over the last 10 years).


  10. "student job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Westminster part-time

    Pros

    good management, good salary especially for students

    Cons

    can be tricky to work with certain people


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