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Updated 15 October, 2017
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  • Some of the Principal Investigators do not spend as much time with their PhD students as they perhaps should (in 5 reviews)

  • Hours worked are quite long, find it hard to concentrate when hours are so long (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Generally great but off-site teams are isolated"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Large employer, so great work-life help, e.g. relaxation and sports sessions. Lots of opportunities for training if you're on the main campus (see below). Fairly well-paid. Generally a good place to work.

    Cons

    However, if you're based in an off-site team (not on the main campus), then you are extremely isolated. No time was made available for us to go onto the main campus to take part in the sessions or training and nobody from main campus every bothered to offer to come over to us.

    Also, very little opportunity for promotion in the area I was in. Be aware that you may have to move departments in order to progress, as people tend to stay in the same job for a long time and block the path upwards for other people.

    Advice to Management

    Involve off-site teams more in your training and programmes, please!


  2. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    Good location, overall good teaching

    Cons

    Too many modules per 1 semester. Bad exam timetable.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure structures if pragrammes in MBS , as too broad


  3. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    I have studied in the university of manchester for 3 years. Overall , I am very satisfied my student experience in here.
    Beautiful city, nice lecturer, great employment prospect

    Cons

    I love my university, but there are some cons needed to pointed out.
    First, some of the lectures are little bit boring. Second, studied in the computer science school has so much hard work to do.

    Advice to Management

    First, some of the lectures need take more seriously about the student's opinions. Second, studied the computer science school need to reduce student's workload


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  5. "Moving on"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    Stability prized, which is not a bad thing
    Moves being made to modernize.

    Cons

    Management decisions made without consultation with those delivering the service

    Advice to Management

    Long service is not a measure of management ability


  6. "Physics Undergraduate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    Vast majority of lecturers are world class.
    Undergrad laboratories have an excellent array of equipment.

    Cons

    Class sizes can be too large and sometimes there is a disconnect between the lecturers and students.


  7. "Data curation assistant"

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

    I worked at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    Great pay
    Wonderful people

    Cons

    None that comes to mind

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  8. "Student Ambassador"

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

    I worked at University of Manchester part-time

    Pros

    Great people and administrators
    Great Pay

    Cons

    Can tend to get dull during shifts


  9. "Interesting job, rubbish work environment"

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

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work, but that's about it.

    Cons

    Terrible work environment, with abysmal administrative support (I'm talking weeks, if not months, to get simple things sorted). We aren't even trusted with A4 paper or stationary (it's all locked away). Seriously low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Improve morale by being more supportive, rather than suspicious, of staff.


  10. "Friendly work place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    Great locations and support resources

    Cons

    No really Cons for the university


  11. "Hornet IT Representative"

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    Former Employee - Hornet IT Representative
    Former Employee - Hornet IT Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Prior IT knowledge not totally necessary, but definitely comes in handy
    - Flexible hours, good for students working and studying simultaneously
    - Support staff and infrastructure well established, its not hard to look for help

    Cons

    - not necessarily a con, but requires alot of discipline and good time management to balance this with university life

    Advice to Management

    nil


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