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University of the West of England Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work overall"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Worker in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Support Worker in Bristol, England (UK)

    Pros

    Flexible working and good rate of pay.

    Cons

    Less and less work available. Work can be intense at times.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain a supportive atmosphere for workers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great commitment to staff development and opportunities. Ambitious place to work keen to try and test new ways of working. Clear vision and structure that is well communicated to staff.

    Cons

    Location. While there is good access from road and rail there is nothing in the general area (yet, this is developing and growing).

    University of the West of England Response

    Apr 12, 2017 – Resourcing Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to compile a review. Glad that you appreciate the open communication as it can be difficult to strike that correct balance, so happy that you find it works for you. Retail ... More


  3. "PAL"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of the West of England part-time

    Pros

    Good, really pay attention to you but too many people.

    Cons

    Food is not very good at the cantine at lunch time.

    University of the West of England Response

    Apr 12, 2017 – Resourcing Manager

    Thanks for posting the review and glad you enjoyed your time working at UWE. Sorry that you didn't enjoy the food in the main canteen, however we have now opened a number of new food outlets - so you ... More


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "UWE Rating"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tutor in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Tutor in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of the West of England part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent working environment and highly motivated staff and students

    Cons

    None at all - it was a great experience

    Advice to Management

    None

    University of the West of England Response

    Apr 12, 2017 – Resourcing Manager

    Really appreciate your comments and glad that you enjoyed your time here at UWE!


  6. "OK employer"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    It is a Nice campus, with free parking. The salary and working hours are reasonable. Immediate colleagues were great

    Cons

    Very hierarchical and a lot of snobbery from certain teaching staff towards support staff. Expected to work events at weekends with no additional compensation

    Advice to Management

    Treat all staff as human beings and have the good manners to learn their names, not just make something up

    University of the West of England Response

    Apr 12, 2017 – Resourcing Manager

    Good feedback, glad that you worked in a great team with great colleagues. Surprised that you were not recompensed for working at weekends (or indeed evenings) as there is a clear policy in place for ... More


  7. "Overall a good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very professional work environment
    Well structured and organised
    Lovely co-workers
    A big university, multicultural with great opportunities to investigate diversity and learn new things

    Cons

    Extremely bureaucratic at times making it hard to actually track the person you need down and although structure is good at times it seems that it was a bit overly structured lacking autonomy and empowerment


  8. "Best resourcing process I have been through!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Support Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of the West of England full-time

    Pros

    Really impressed with the quality of the communication throughout the recruitment process. Had to work on the application to make it relevant for the post to which I was applying, but then I received interview information very quickly and they even rearranged my interview as I happened to be on holiday on the selected date. Once I had accepted I received further information about the University, the department and the benefits. I was also able to upload my photo for the access pass and apply for car parking - both of which were ready on my first day of employment. I started on the 22nd of the month and had a payslip in my first week!

    Cons

    Not found any yet - enjoying working in a vibrant atmosphere with students, academics and professional support staff committed to quality of educational experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving the facilities on offer to students.


  9. "Lack of leadership and hiring skills for the management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of the West of England part-time

    Pros

    Good money, friendly environment, fixable working hours and fun working with students.

    Cons

    Worked as student ambassador for 3 years , very committed and have developed lots of skills and knowledge. Requested to be a team leader but was ignored by the student ambassador coordinator. She only made people team leader who were her friends.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone the same and review people's performances.


  10. "Good benefits, but sometimes frustrating culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of the West of England full-time

    Pros

    Brilliant benefits in terms of holiday, flexible working
    Really interesting place to work
    Good facilities on campus (Frenchay)

    Cons

    Slow culture, it can be hard to get things done
    Senior leadership not dynamic nor genuinely interested in hearing staff's views

    Advice to Management

    Staff are the key to a successful organisation - listen to them!

    University of the West of England Response

    Apr 12, 2017 – Resourcing Manager

    Really good feedback on what you perceived to be the senior leadership not listening to the views of the staff. We have now commissioned a Staff Survey to take place in June of this year with the ... More


  11. "UWE"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of the West of England (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, Great benefits, nice people

    Cons

    too many fixed term and temp contracts, bureaucracy.

    University of the West of England Response

    Apr 12, 2017 – Resourcing Manager

    Appreciate your comments, really good feedback. The amount of fixed term contracts was a deliberate policy at the time whilst we restructured some of our services to make sure that they were customer ... More


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