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University of Birmingham Reviews

Updated 13 December, 2017
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  • No cons to working at University of Birmingham (in 3 reviews)

  • Bureaucratic red tape which makes green-lighting anything in a timely fashion nearly impossible (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Communications Assistant through WORKLINK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Birmingham part-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, good pay, straightforward

    Cons

    Worklink Admin isn't the best, asking them to do simple things can be a pain. Lack of paid holiday.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "PhD Student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reputable university.
    Good access to computers, brand new library, lovely campus.
    Successful student societies and sports groups

    Cons

    A lot of building appears to be more for commerce than for the students.


  3. "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice atmosphere, good flexi time and holidays

    Cons

    pay could be better as rather low


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  5. "Love Brum"

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    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Independent researcher
    Birmingham is a good city

    Cons

    Independent researcher
    Sometimes the undergraduates make getting a coffee difficult.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Fantastic"

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    Former Employee - Project Officer in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Officer in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Birmingham full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work, absolutely loved my time here.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything negative


  7. "University of Birmingham"

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    Current Employee - Doctoral Researcher in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Doctoral Researcher in Birmingham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great environment, nice staff, enthusiastic students, some newly constructed facilities; a very nice university to work and study.

    Cons

    A little too much construction work at times.


  8. "Great scientific community"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The staff at the university is highly focused on translating basic science into bedside practices to alleviate the burden of disease. Extensive collaboration in between groups is encouraged.

    Cons

    A highly competitive environment with limited job benefits, parking is exceptionally difficult and the gym access is restricted due to the low number of places available compared to the size of the university.


  9. "Took a chance on me"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, jobs come up all the time
    Really good internal personal development courses- for free!
    Nice green campus
    Willing to help you develop in your career

    Cons

    Sometimes it's so large that work gets lost or duplicated
    Lunch queues are unmanageable
    University train station dangerous and crowded


  10. "Careers Network Student Team Member"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Birmingham part-time

    Pros

    Friendly team, supportive, understanding, flexible hours, overtime always available, excellent rates of pay, interesting work.

    Cons

    I have not really experienced any negatives.


  11. "Chemical Engineering Student"

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    Current Employee - Chemical Engineering Student in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineering Student in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff and facilities at UoB. Lots of development work is currently being undertaken which will benefit the University in the long term,

    Cons

    Very varied experience across departments and schools on campus. Uni life is what people make of it here as there as clubs and societies for everyone to get involved in.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to increase study space in accordance with current development rates as it can often be difficult to find study rooms or computers on campus.


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