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XJTLU Reviews

Updated Mar 5, 2020

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2.8
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Pros
  • "most international uni in China(in 14 reviews)

  • "Suzhou is a nice city, good working environment, beautiful campus(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "(in 7 reviews)

  • "About 40% of faculty time spend dealing with British style bureaucratic rules and processes(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "XJTLU"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at XJTLU part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The staff is very helpful

    Cons

    Some profesor take took long to give you the material before class starts to know what you are teaching.

    XJTLU2019-10-05
  2. "Excellent international university"

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    I have been working at XJTLU

    Pros

    International supportive administrative system teaching research service focused - best international employer

    Cons

    Best kept secret in the education market

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    XJTLU2019-03-31
  3. "Lecturer"

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    I worked at XJTLU

    Pros

    Good environment, good infrastructure, friendly colleagues, ok salary,

    Cons

    lots of administration, bureaucratic procedures everywhere, no clear rules for promotion,

    XJTLU2018-08-08
  4. Helpful (6)

    "An empty shell - looks can be deceiving"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at XJTLU full-time

    Pros

    New facilities Suzhou (SIP) Toe in the academic door Can save money for a couple of years

    Cons

    Opaque, top-down management Zero support for family (spouses and children must fend for themselves) No pension Favoritism is rife Far too many administrative tasks Far too much moderation from Liverpool Poor access to research materials Geographical distance makes conference attendance burdensome

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    XJTLU2018-08-15
  5. "PhD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at XJTLU full-time

    Pros

    Good environment, Good English and service

    Cons

    China, China, China ,and China

    XJTLU2017-10-09
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Ok place."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at XJTLU full-time

    Pros

    A good place for the first step in academia.

    Cons

    The benefits package is not so attractive, especially for the foreigners.

    XJTLU2017-06-28
  7. Helpful (6)

    "OK place"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate Professor 

    I have been working at XJTLU full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    International faculty; nice facilities; good but not fantastic terms and conditions. The teaching load is relatively light (6 hours per week), and research is encouraged.

    Cons

    Top-down management; heavy administrative load; too many tutorials. The university is OK, but there is a lot of bureaucracy, which is mainly related with the desire to be a copy of Liverpool UK.

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    XJTLU2015-11-19
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Problematic place, with some opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at XJTLU full-time

    Pros

    Good students, many excellent colleagues, good funding for research

    Cons

    High administrative load, nonresponsive administration, lack of protections for faculty rights, lack of support for families

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    XJTLU2015-07-10
  9. Helpful (8)

    "Don't trust contract...AVOID!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at XJTLU full-time

    Pros

    Location in Suzhou is very good (for China) and campus is arguably one of the most modern in China (relatively average internationally)

    Cons

    Complete ignorance towards contractual obligations: Job advertisements, website content, employment contract, HR communications and induction materials provide consistent promises (including legally binding contractual terms) regarding allowances, benefits and salaries. These are completely ignored in reality. Most allowances and benefits are not provided and final gross earnings may be up 25% below the contract amount. HR literally unresponsive to inquiries and as a non-UK institution you can't take them to court to get your entitlements. Several great faculty members. But overwhelming sense of discontent. Turnover is very high with significant number (perhaps majority) not finishing contract period. Don't waste your time or money to come out here

    XJTLU2015-07-19
  10. "////////"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant 

    I worked at XJTLU part-time

    Pros

    great and wonderful experience yeah

    Cons

    compensation or payment is lower than average

    XJTLU2020-02-14
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