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Updated September 21, 2017
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  1. "Environment Department Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    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!


  2. "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.

  3. "University of York"

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

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

    Pros

    Campus university- everything in one area
    Careers Events improving- Down to Societies
    Collegiate System
    Societies are class

    Cons

    Quiet- relative to others

    Advice to Management

    Careers Events
    Increase grants and Bursaries


  4. "hi it was very good"

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    Current Employee - Department Ambassador in York, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Department Ambassador in York, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really flexible working hours.
    No preassure if exam time.

    Cons

    Only in the first part of each academic year


  5. "Technical Intern"

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    Former Employee - Technical Intern in York, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Intern in York, England (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Professional, communicative and friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Pay schedule can take a while, over a month.


  6. "Good intentions, slow implementation"

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

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

    Pros

    Good training and pay is good better than similar roles at other HE institutions. Generally friendly atmosphere, lot's of areas for improvement within organisation. Good job security and excellent holiday benefits (Christmas-New Year period is on top of 25+ days of annual leave). I have been lucky to be able to develop a number of skills such as project management so as long as you are in the right role which allows for a degree of flexibility in role definition you can improve your skillset quite substantially.

    Cons

    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). This means implementing changes to processes can be deathly slow and feels like nothing moves forward quickly.

    Although there are regularly roles available throughout the year, the ability to progress from within is very limited. Lot's of Grade 4 (general catch all admin roles) then straight up two levels to management positions, which is frustrating for those who wish to develop and progress to senior positions.

    Although jobs are secure, the flip side is that it is "dead man's shoes" in order to move up. It also means there are a lot of people in roles who do not wish to change the status quo and improve processes. There is a phrase which I hate "it's the York way", which basically means that it is slow and out dated but hey that's just the way it is. To be fair the senior management team has tried to tackle this but they are swimming against a tide of resistance to change.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more proactive in giving employees who want to develop the chance to do so. There are no clear development paths for lower grade administrators which leads to loss of skilled workers and the best people will leave to find opportunities elsewhere.


  7. "sad"

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

    I have been working at University of York part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    cute campus, cute location, good food

    Cons

    no collegial culture, focused on creating technicians

    Advice to Management

    develop a culture of mutual support

  8. "Student"

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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 education and social environment.

    Cons

    Poor facilities and teaching structure.


  9. "Online Marketing Ambassador"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Very free; you have different opportunity to present your ideas

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons


  10. "good place, slow decision making"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of York full-time

    Pros

    great place, good people, friendly environment. It really is a great place to work

    Cons

    The time taken by management to make a decision is truly ridiculous. The pace of work is very slow.

    Advice to Management

    trust your staff and decide quicker. Listen to advice from those who have worked outside academia


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