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Updated January 4, 2018
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  • Pace can be painfully slow, especially out of term time and reliant on academic staff who disappear for several months (nothing unusual for the sector) (in 3 reviews)

  • Only contract jobs, really hard to progress and have a proper career (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Student in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Student in New York, NY

    I worked at University of York (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overall good. Had good hands on experience

    Cons

    Nothing specific to point out.


  2. "Decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Fort Pierce, FL
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Fort Pierce, FL
    Recommends

    I worked at University of York part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary for part time work

    Cons

    Dated facilities, but since I was there they have renovated I believe.

    Advice to Management

    Senior departmental management can be a little cold and dismissive of junior staff.

  3. "Postdoctoral researcher experience at University of York"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great imaging, genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics cores that provide a lot of support and advice.

    Cons

    The neuroscience department wasn't that big when I was there.


  4. "Phd in Chemistry (YSBL)"

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

    I have been working at University of York full-time

    Pros

    Great people
    Very good learning environment
    Wonderful supervisors

    Cons

    No Cryo Em facilities
    Space problem


  5. "Research Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in York, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in York, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of York full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Time flexibility, friendly environment, good salary

    Cons

    Only contract jobs, really hard to progress and have a proper career


  6. "Good reputation but probably undeserved"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Heslington, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Heslington, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally the University of York has a good reputation in the UK and to some extent internationally.
    Located in the beautiful, historic city of York.
    Generally flexible working hours though this will depend on your line manager.
    Reasonably good resources and facilities.
    Generally good, dedicated staff.

    Cons

    A mid-rate university; not bad for UK standards but average internationally. Has a good reputation in the UK but it probably doesn't deserve this.
    No plan or consideration for needs or career development of staff, especially at my stage (postdoctoral researcher).
    Campus is quite ugly and located on outskirts of city, and feels a bit isolated. Campus life is lacking.
    There are no decent places to eat on campus; campus is dull and depressing especially outside semester when there are no students.

    Advice to Management

    Some focus on improving conditions and needs of staff (rather than just students) would be nice.


  7. "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of York full-time

    Pros

    Good salary in education business

    Cons

    Poor management due to a university-wide restructuring.

    Advice to Management

    Please train your managers properly with some essential management skills. Found too many managers that are so experienced in technical details, but not so much in managing people.

  8. "PhD fulltime, Teaching parttime"

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    Former Employee - Researcher in York, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Researcher in York, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of York full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great supervision (timely and supportive), Facilities, Reference Books, Opportunities for research collaboration, Prompt response with administration

    Cons

    participation from other phd students for department events, the management school need to encourage them (regardless year of study, writing up should not be excuses too) to participate in academic events at the department.

    Advice to Management

    to consider the participation of phd students in academic events e.g. represent York for the WhiteRose conference


  9. "Environment Department Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in York, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in York, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good department to get lots of experience conducting seminars with 1st year undergraduate students. If you envision an academic career, this teaching experiences is truly valuable.

    Cons

    Mandatory weekly submission for salary is a tad tedious. Payment system could be a bit more hands free for the GTAs given that admin knows the exact amount of hours you have been contracted for in total.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  10. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of York part-time

    Pros

    Wonderful working environment, all supervisors were very helpful.

    Cons

    Few paid research assistant opportunities. A lot of people volunteered to get experience.


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