University of Leicester Reviews | Glassdoor.ca

Find your next job here

University of Leicester Reviews

Updated 20 February, 2018
88 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.7
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
University of Leicester Chancellor Lord Grocott
Lord Grocott
14 Ratings

88 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • Flexible working hours, work when you want, get to meet lots of great people and the chance to develop communication skills (in 11 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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Student Ambassador"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "A great experience!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Great so far!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Leicester, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Varied projects, great colleagues, university discounts

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can be hard to manage at times


  6. "OK"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Fun team, varied work, flexible

    Cons

    Favouritism from management, inexperienced management


  7. "Senior Team Leader review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Team LEader in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Team LEader in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Leicester part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff salary, Flexible hours, great transferable skills, responsibility

    Cons

    At times too much responsibility for the pay grade

    Advice to Management

    Remember that the employees are students.


  8. "Great place to be around"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to be around

    Cons

    nothing much cant complain much


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not in the top 1% globally"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Associate Lecturer in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Lecturer in Leicester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    This review is to flag up that Leicester were recently told by the ASA that they were not allowed to claim they were in the top 1% worldwide. However, they are still using this on their advertising header on this site.

    Also, please note that many of the reviews are written by students, about their student jobs (student ambassador; football activator whatever that means; etc.). The reviews from academics are rather less positive to say the least.

    The main problem is that the management are very poor. Their recent attempts to fire whole departments has backfired and now they are picking off people individually. However, they have unfortunately selected the hardest working people (who have not had time to work on their grants and research) to subject to "performance management". Oh dear. These hard working individuals will likely leave, and the University will be very much the worse off.

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately they don't like to hear advice, so I will refrain from giving it.


  10. "Residential Advisor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Leicester part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Increases transferable skills, especially with dispute resolution and administration.
    - Reasonably good pay (for a student role).
    - Offices are close to University or Halls of residence.
    - Flexibility: the rota is very well catered to you and your schedule.

    Cons

    - Management is often poor, plenty of room for frustration.


  11. "Football activator"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Great work environment.

    Cons

    Couldn't think of any in particular


Showing 88 of 96 reviews
Reset Filters