University of Reading

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Great experience, but needs work in places.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at University of Reading

Pros

Flexible in terms of shifts/ academic commitments
Plenty of opportunities for different kinds of work
Good pay, and plenty of shifts available
Fun and friendly atmosphere

Cons

Good shifts get taken fast
Little training
Progression can sometimes be affected by your relationship with managers
No employee benefits

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest in better training and proper shift management, there should always be enough people to set up a bar without leaving the bar empty and there should always be a supervisor or manager available during shift.

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    A place where people are passionate and committed but poorly served by the low level of leadership and management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Reading

    Pros

    Great location; pleasant, loyal and able colleagues.

    Cons

    Sadly and institution long past its prime and living on a (declining) reputation. The take over by University of Reading has not worked due to 1) no strategy for combining the best of both places and 2) very poor HR decisions (wiping out all the small, but important staff legacy working conditions at Henley) 3) absent or incompetent management/leadership skills. A case of 'physician heal thyself'!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start practising what (your programmes) preach - consult your staff and develop a strategy that inspires and makes sense; put 100% more effort into coaching and bringing together staff/teams; stop wasting time on trying to win business which has more to do with vanity than business sense

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    Interesting and laid back

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    Current Employee - IT Staff in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Reading, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Reading

    Pros

    Educational environment
    Flexible but at the same time strict
    Reliable job that will not let anyone down
    Location is nice and close to London

    Cons

    Repetitive routines that are too repetitive and finally it is a real pain to work with all the procedures before doing anything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make work more fun a place where everyone can enjoy and feel like they're working not because they're looking forward to the final salary but because they're doing something challenging

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