Loughborough University Reviews

Updated 24 April, 2015
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  1. A nice place to work, great atmosphere on campus and behind the scenes, but muddled management needs streamlining.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Loughborough University as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - My team has been very friendly and competent.
    - Our outfit runs pretty smoothly.
    - Customer/student feedback is almost entirely positive.

    Cons

    - Chronic mismanagement of my particular section of our department has been a near constant hindrance. Everything runs fine, then there's some upset in the management system and everything is chaos for a few days while middle-management run around doing make-work and failing to email people.

    E.g. I report to three different people, all of whom have varying and overlapping duties, and occasionally contradict each other, leading to problems for my team.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate some of the middle-management problems. Yes it gives people jobs and adds an extra layer of operational abstraction, but the result is that communication and practice become muddled and confusing. Promoting people out of the way isn't always a solution. They're still there, and still capable of doing damage.

  2. Flexible, Friendly and Relaxed but No career prospects

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Loughborough, England (UK)

    I have been working at Loughborough University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    As a industrial linked researcher, there is flexibility with the work.
    Very friendly environment to work in.
    Perks are in term of flexibility and ample holidays

    Cons

    No career path
    No promotions
    No personal growth
    Role is transitional and the univeristy does not encourage RA's to stay on

    Advice to Management

    Should consider that researchers are a valuable part of the organisation and change University structure to promote RA to stay on.

  3. Good environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loughborough University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work life balance, large and varied work, easy to progress and move around roles

    Cons

    Salary always less than private sector but holiday and pension etc better to compensate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loughborough University

    Pros

    Fantastic links to the best academics
    Trusting relationships

    Cons

    The middle-upper class students
    Unpaid internship

    Advice to Management

    Minimum wage?

  6. Great university to work and study

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Doctorate Researcher in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Doctorate Researcher in Loughborough, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic sport facilities, great town to live with fantastic countryside, academics are high quality in general and have strong connection with industry, one of the best university in the 1994 Group.

    Cons

    Lack of social opportunities if you are single and are not young student any further

  7. Not much opportunity for students, but that seems to be changing

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loughborough University part-time

    Pros

    The careers services started an initiative called Work@Lboro, which focuses on helping students to find work during term time in Loughborough, either on campus or off. This was not around when I first started. Though I was still lucky enough for find employment with the Sports Development Centre and the IT Services. Both jobs were on a casual basis, which was perfect for students since it gave me the flexibility to study.

    Cons

    The employers did not seem to take account that being employed on a casual basis means that I might not know every detail of the workings. This was particularly true for working at the swimming pool, and I found it frustrating when I was unreasonably expected to know everything about the facility when I only work there about once or twice a month.

  8. Career Development opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher

    I have been working at Loughborough University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Multicultural and diverse work team

    Cons

    New Center so still adjusting... more changes to come.

    Advice to Management

    Change the management style. Listen to everybody's opinion

  9. University must treat all staff members equally in every aspect!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Loughborough, England (UK)

    I have been working at Loughborough University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    While some departments are well managed and environment is good, things can be better!

    Cons

    Not enough investment in support staff especially those working at the sharp end!

    Advice to Management

    Put into practise what you say via strategic plan on investment in staff

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    Student

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Undergraduate in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Undergraduate in Loughborough, England (UK)

    I have been working at Loughborough University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Loads of pros in loughborough university

    Cons

    No cons a loughborough university

  11. PhD in Loughborough Mathematics dept.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PhD Student Studentship in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Former Employee - PhD Student Studentship in Loughborough, England (UK)

    I worked at Loughborough University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Fantastic facilities
    - Great on campus community
    - Good conference funding
    - teaching and extra work potential

    Cons

    - Not great social atmosphere within dept.

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