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Updated 14 July, 2018
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  • "No cons to working at University of Birmingham" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Difficult to get a permanent position" (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. "mentor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    very little hours you have to commit.

    Cons

    very little hours mean less pay overall.

  3. "Strong culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    T+C's, Friendly work colleagues, variety of opportunity

    Cons

    Complex structures can lead to slow decision making


  4. "Research Fellow in Civil Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    Good city, good university and friendly environment

    Cons

    The building is bit old, but hopefully will change to new building in 18 months


  5. "Research Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Flexible working
    - Good work life balance
    - Depending on your manager and funding you might have opportunities for training and personal growth

    Cons

    - Limited opportunities for career progression; you are stuck to Grade 7
    - Mainly interested in student satisfaction and not that bothered about staff
    - Not well paid, no bonuses if you reach the year's objectives
    - No real incentives to keep staff motivated
    - Crowded parking, you may need to drive around uni for 30min+ to find a space

    Advice to Management

    Look after your staff because student satisfaction depends a lot on their work and enthusiasm


  6. "research fellow"

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    Former Employee - Healthcare Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Healthcare Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Campus, fellows, students, gym, library

    Cons

    salary, managers, senior staff competing with junior researchers, lack of mentoring and support

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary to fellow researchers


  7. "Great Atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic campus. State-of-the-art facilities. A multi-cultural workplace.

    Cons

    Internal funding ways are limited.

  8. "Mr."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    Nice Colleagues, Good salary, beautiful campus

    Cons

    short term contract, crowded parking lots

    Advice to Management

    offer permanent jobs


  9. "Research fellow UOB"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    It's a good place to work

    Cons

    None that i can think of


  10. "A great place to study"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    Great campus. Easy access to almost everything. Very helpful lecturers.

    Cons

    There are no cons for this uni.


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