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Updated November 10, 2017
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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)

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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. "Rewarding Experience!"

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    Current Employee - Postgraduate Teaching Assistant in York, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Teaching Assistant in York, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of York part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A good amount of training was provided, which I feel will be useful in my future good applications. I was also given the flexibility of choosing which modules I wanted to teach.

    Cons

    Payment for preparing tutorials or marking can be quite tight, hence I sometimes took more time in preparation or giving feedback when marking that I was not paid for.

  3. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of York part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and amazing staff who are supportive of research focus and direction

    Cons

    York is a relatively small town, having said that, London is only two hours by train


  4. "Postgraduate researcher (psychology)"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The department has good facilities and the people are friendly. Also within the department there is an early careers researchers forum that organises academic training events and social events for everyone in the department - this was great for meeting new people when I arrived. The University is very close to the city, and York is a lovely place.

    Cons

    There aren't really many cons. Some of the PhD offices are small (3-4 people) but others are bigger (6-8 people) which some people may dislike.


  5. "Student Ambassador"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of York part-time

    Pros

    -Staff is very friendly and they will always help you to find someone else if you cannot work
    - nice teams of people you work with
    - no day is the same
    - free lunch sometimes

    Cons

    - getting to work with children for many hours is quite tiring


  6. "Take very good care of employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of York part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, nice working environment, high quality work, great colleagues

    Cons

    Can be hard to get a job here


  7. "Good place to work, a fair paid job with good terms and conditions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good and honest management. Clear setting of tasks and expectations of the role. Flexi-time.

    Cons

    The job was a bit tedious but there was some room for development.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to train and develop enthusiastic staff to their full potential.

  8. "Research cutting edge, pleasure to work here."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of York full-time

    Pros

    Excellent atmosphere, help is always at hand from more experienced members of staff. Cutting edge research, incredibly talented stadd

    Cons

    The jump into independent learning from being an undergrad is significant, with many new platforms of software.

    Advice to Management

    Increase software tutorials from earlier on in the academic timetable


  9. "careers adviser"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of York full-time

    Pros

    The University is a really nice environment to work, there is a good working atmosphere and a supportive culture. Lots of opportunities for development

    Cons

    There are no significant downsides of working at the university. In some departments there are less advancement opportunities than others but as a university as a whole it offer the chance to progress if desired.

    Advice to Management

    no advice - I think it is a well managed organisation. Well run and structured which offers a good customer experience for our students


  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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