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Leicester, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1919
College / University
Colleges & Universities
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Loughborough University, University of Nottingham, University of Warwick
University of Leicester is one of the UK's leading academic institutions, having a reputation for both high-quality teaching and research. The university has five faculties: art, law, medicine and biological sciences, sciences, and social sciences. Home to more ... Read more

University of Leicester Reviews

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    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Officer in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Officer in Leicester, England (UK)
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    I worked at University of Leicester part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with a really forward-looking Senior HRBP and Temporary Head of HR Services. Had a really helpful assistant who just got on with things. The University is forward looking.

    Cons

    As with a lot of publically funded organizations, a little bit of bureaucracy. Without identifying anyone of course, some of the 'security' around the organization is old fashioned and once or twice experienced over-zealous and well, rude behaviour.
    The structure in HR is probably a bit too steep really.

    Advice to Management

    Things were pretty good - keep going.
    Consider flatter structures. Ensure culture of respect across the whole organization.

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University of Leicester Interviews

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    Administrative Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Leicester, England (UK)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at University of Leicester (Leicester, England (UK)) in May-2015.

    Interview

    The interview was conducted via Skype as I was not in a near distance. There was a panel of three persons and all were very welcoming and polite. The weird thing is that they contacted my referees before the interview -what a strange practice... Anyway, It was unfortunate that the sound was not particularly clear but at the end I was informed that their decision was ultimately down to who had the most relevant experience for the post, and their preferred candidate had more experience in the field, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview was competency based drawing on my past experience.   Answer Question
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