University of Leicester Reviews

Updated Sep 14, 2021

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3.6
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University of Leicester Chancellor Lord Grocott
Lord Grocott
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "It had really good working environment(in 16 reviews)

  • "Friendly and welcoming atmosphere, good pay(in 12 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "There is not much room for career progression in the job(in 7 reviews)

  • "Senior management team have their favourites(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to work

      Sep 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great place to work and environment

      Cons

      More BAME leadership needed in the business school

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Work environment

      Aug 25, 2021 - Student Ambassador in Leicester, England, England
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      Pros

      Great people and a friendly culture

      Cons

      Not any that I think of at the moment

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      student

      Sep 8, 2021 - Graduate Student in Leicester, England, England
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      Pros

      Gained a bachelors degree in mathematics

      Cons

      covid affected my overall performance

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Growth inducing

      Sep 7, 2021 - Graduate Student in Leicester, England, England
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      Pros

      -Flexible hours -Convenient location, supporting my studies -Helped improve my social and selling skills as well as pitching/presenting

      Cons

      - Not enough working hours

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      working there

      Aug 8, 2021 - Research Assistant in Leicester, England, England
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      Pros

      Small campus and easy to get to and commute to. Manager was nice and so were staff. Nice city to work in

      Cons

      Not many opportunities available for career development in the university. Could probably be paid more for the same job title elsewhere

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Student

      Aug 3, 2021 - Student in Birmingham, England, England
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      Pros

      Close to home and alright

      Cons

      Sometimes lecturers are slow in marking work

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Toxic

      Sep 1, 2021 - Administrator in Leicester, England, England
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      Pros

      Some nice colleagues Great if you like crumbling buildings that haven't been cared for

      Cons

      only one strategy - cost cutting Exec Board micro-management, lack of transparency, hubris Dreadful processes belonging to the 18th century No money to change Lots of committees and yet no real governance

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Comfortable, relaxed, friendly and stimulating

      Jul 24, 2021 - Research Assistant in Leicester, England, England
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      Pros

      It's such a diverse city and the university reflects this diversity. The people are friendly and you really get to know everyone across your department.

      Cons

      Budgetary constraints, as with all UK universities! Especially when it comes to research funding.

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Project administrator

      Aug 5, 2021 - Administrator 
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      Pros

      Nice campus, great annual leave package, the values of wanting to work towards better education is there, flexible working hours.

      Cons

      Lack of development opportunities, especially for mid level staff. Often experienced subtle discrimination from other colleagues on the basis of race/religion.

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      No great University

      Aug 18, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Nothing to say about this university of Leicester, great diversity

      Cons

      No good support for career development, no help for a early career researcher

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