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18 English questions out of 18

July 26, 2019

How are the career development opportunities at Queen Mary, University of London?

Pros

laid back casual dress good transport links to location

Cons

no flexible working no career progressionom home no working fr

Advice to Management

Invest in staff. Management have poor leadership and have favourites in the team.

no career progressionom home

July 26, 2019

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May 27, 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at Queen Mary, University of London?

Pros

This is a high ranking university.

Cons

The strategy for future development is not obvious.

The strategy for future development is not obvious.

May 27, 2019

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September 14, 2020

What is the feeling of job security at Queen Mary, University of London?

Pros

I have learnt many technical skills such as Matlab, R, Python in one year. Additionally, there are many projects that can help students to boost their confidence and improve their soft skills. Some lecturers are best; they are patient and diligent. I would say I truly learnt a lot of knowledge and skills in one year.

Cons

The table is too short. Hopefully, the students will have suitable tables in the future.

Advice to Management

A teacher did not meet us even though we had appointments.

Hopefully, the students will have suitable tables in the future.

September 14, 2020

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July 11, 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at Queen Mary, University of London?

Pros

Colleagues in middle management down are great. They are united and supportive. There is also a nicer atmosphere when working with the schools/faculties

Cons

The leadership team are crazy. Typical case of restructures taking place, because of course they know best, with feigned consultation with staff. Some senior leaders are mysteriously leaving and staff lower down the chain are struggling with huge workloads and a toxic work environment. Peopel are being signed off with stress and/or leaving with no jobs to go to as they are putting their mental health first.

The leadership team are crazy.

July 11, 2019

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February 18, 2019

How is management perceived at Queen Mary, University of London?

Pros

The salary and benefits are good. There are a lot of interesting things on the horizon although expectations are often unrealistic. The actual university has a great set of values and engagement with the local community.

Cons

The organisation is far too hierarchical and there is a culture of bullying / threatening behaviour at the top of the organisation making jobs feel very insecure. Whilst it is great that there are big aspirations for the university, it's plans are completely uncoordinated and unrealistic. All Schools have been sent into panic to double in size by 2030 but the actual facilities won't be able to cope with even one more student. This stems from all upper management having always worked in universities with no real knowledge of how to grow a business.

Advice to Management

Put more effort into recognising employees and setting realistic plans rather than driving people towards goals which aren't achievable and critiquing them when they inevitably fail. There is a lot of inefficiency and culture of people being offended if they are 'left out' making communications onerous and ineffective. A lot of what we do is tick box driven and has not actual impact or meaning beyond meeting outdated expectations. The university really should look at implementing and embedding processes to control uncoordinated actions by academics which put strain on professional services on the basis of their perceived status.

This stems from all upper management having always worked in universities with no real knowledge of how to grow a business.

February 18, 2019

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