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University of the West of England Reviews

Updated December 6, 2017
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  1. "Great Place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Management Accountant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Assistant Management Accountant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of the West of England full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and work environment
    Challenging and rewarding work

    Cons

    Pay and benefits should be reviewed and updated


  2. "An amazing opportunity"

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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 the West of England full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful lecturers, friendly and patient people who explain things in ways that is easily understood.

    Cons

    Students often skip lectures, some lecturers are better as any job other than lecturing.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just hire people based on experience in the workforce alone. Have them undergo a mock training course with other lecturers as "students" and respond to feedback accordingly.

  3. "Careers PAL Leader"

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    Current Employee - Careers PAL Leader in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Careers PAL Leader in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its a great way to earn some money if your at university. You gain experience and knowledge in writing CVs which helps you with your own.

    Cons

    You only get 2 hours a week.

    University of the West of England Response

    Dec 4, 2017 – Resourcing Manager

    Yes, PAL leading is excellent experience - but it's also a very popular role with students - so unfortunately we are only able to offer limited hours per week. Congrats on securing a role!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good so far"

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

    Pros

    - Nice environment
    - Good salary

    Cons

    - Traffic during peak hours (especially for those living in the city centre)

    University of the West of England Response

    Nov 17, 2017 – Resourcing Manager

    Perfect opportunity to look alternativer ways of getting to UWE! There are excellent cycle facilities with dryers, showers and lockers - plus an excellent bus service to the City Centre?


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Peer Assistant Leader"

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    Former Employee - Peer Assistant Leader in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Peer Assistant Leader in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helping build your confidence and self-esteem

    Cons

    Not much of negative view. Just that have to plan every session beforehand and write down for submission and also write a reflection after every session.

    University of the West of England Response

    Nov 3, 2017 – Resourcing Manager

    Well done on taking the opportunity to be a PAL Leader, make sure you include this experience in your cv as it will help you when looking for work. Planning and reflection skills are very useful... More


  6. "Relatively good employer but difficult to develop professionally"

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    Former Employee - IT Support in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Support in Bristol, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of the West of England full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good working with students, helping them to achieve their best. Good facilities onsite. Flexi time.

    Cons

    Lack professional development opportunities. Difficult to park and lots of traffic queues in and out of work - thank goodness for flexi start and end times. Policies designed to protect staff from things like bullying have no real substance - ineffectively applied.

    Advice to Management

    Offer staff professional development. See beyond the fear that developing staff might mean they leave - they won't if you help them to develop. And deal with ineffective managers - there are lots of them and they can make work lives of those under them totally miserable.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "An improving institution"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The annual leave entitlement is good, the SU discounts are good as it the cheap gym membership

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for career progression in the team I worked as it wasn't student facing

    University of the West of England Response

    Oct 5, 2017 – Resourcing Manager

    Thanks for taking the time out to review and good luck in your new post!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A mixed bag"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    UWE is a benign employer that makes an effort to be nice to employees.

    Cons

    Your experience is likely to be very dependent upon the faculty/service you are a member of.

    I've found the IT Service to be beurocratic, exceedingly hierarchical (to the point senior managers will NEVER get to know people below a certain grade), and have generally had an unhappy experience. However, people in other services and other jobs have a pretty nice time, I'm told.

    University of the West of England Response

    Aug 29, 2017 – Resourcing Manager

    Appreciate you taking the time to comment. Disappointing to hear your feedback about ITS, so this has now been passed on anonymously to the Senior Management Team. They have replied to say that... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Research analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it is a nice place to work, the benefits and people are great.

    Cons

    i do not have any cons

    University of the West of England Response

    Jul 24, 2017 – Resourcing Manager

    Good to hear your feedback. Please keep looking at our website for other research opportunities in the future!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work overall"

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    • 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.

    University of the West of England Response

    Jul 24, 2017 – Resourcing Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. We have just completed this year's Staff Survey and will be acting on the results in order to sustain the supportive environment for our colleagues.


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