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University of Leicester Reviews

Updated 19 September, 2018
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Pros
  • "Flexible working hours, work when you want, get to meet lots of great people and the chance to develop communication skills" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Provides excellent training, a considerate working environment that provides equal opportunities for all" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "There needs to be more opportunities for career progression of junoir staff members (such as myself) and a more rigourous mentoring system" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Senior management team is exceptionally poor" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Positive experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Leicester part-time

    Pros

    Great line manager; responsive HR department; interesting work

    Cons

    Don't really have any to report


  2. "Good so far"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    They give you a decent pension and fair pay

    Cons

    There are a lack of additional benefits like healthcare

  3. "Departmental UCAS Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Leicester part-time

    Pros

    Fit around your work schedule, interesting, good money

    Cons

    Not that many shifts


  4. "Inclusive and friendly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Very relaxed and friendly staff team, great culture and values, extremely inclusive

    Cons

    No opportunity to stretch or challenge self


  5. "Working for the University of Leicester"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good annual leave and lieu.

    Cons

    Lack of support, Wages low for type of work undertaken, lack of management with a lot of lone working.

    Advice to Management

    Give your staff more support, particularly emotional support.


  6. "Decent Post-doctoral Research Post"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive academic environment, if you have a good supervisor is a good research position for a post-doc.

    Cons

    Leciester city location is relatively remote and working class. Cheap living costs but not a great location for active young people or families. Local medical care is particularly sub-class.


  7. "sports activator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    friendly staff, diverse staff, secure job

    Cons

    none, the city is a little boring

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. "Student Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Leicester part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, management is always willing to listen to new ideas.

    Cons

    Events can be highly unorganised.


  9. "Residential advisor (campus services) The University of Leicester"

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    Current Employee - Residential Advisor in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Residential Advisor in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, good pay, friendly staff, a big team in campus services but everyone is lovely.

    Cons

    There is not much room for career progression in the job.
    The shifts are late, 6-11pm.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! I've really enjoyed my time here.
    Even the top management listen to you.


  10. "A great experience!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Supportive and friendly working environment
    Independence
    Flexible hours
    Regular feedback

    Cons

    Management was not always efficient, but on the whole this didn't cause too many problems.


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