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Updated 21 June, 2018
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  • "Career progression could be better" (in 6 reviews)

  • "No cons to share, is a very pleasant working environment" (in 6 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
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    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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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    One of the best universities in the world

    Cons

    Some modules are less usefull

    Advice to Management

    Could improve facilities

  3. "Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Top university, good salary and good environment to work

    Cons

    Poor promotion opportunities. Employees need to balance academic research and lecturing career


  4. "PDRA UNI"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, pension, maternity etc.

    Cons

    Career progression could be better


  5. "Research University of Manchester"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to study for PhD. Lots of great core facilities.

    Cons

    None, as a student all good


  6. "Good"

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

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    Pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, secure job

    Cons

    none i can think of


  7. "Excellent for a postdoc"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You can research if your line manager has funding

    Cons

    There is not career progression

    Advice to Management

    The university invest on Research Associates in many ways, ranging from training to building trust, etc. why not trying to value that investment by creating career progression opportunities?

  8. "fantastic place very multicultural"

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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 Manchester full-time

    Pros

    multicultural, great, quality, beautiful, calm

    Cons

    none, none, none, none, none


  9. "PhD researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The staffs are helpful and friendly. Libraries and database is good. University life is also good. Free university bus can take staffs and students to each campus.

    Cons

    The process of thesis submitting is not be very clear. I nearly missed one of my submission, because there was no notification for that submission.

    Advice to Management

    A/N


  10. "Very large organisation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Manchester full-time

    Pros

    Nice large campus. Salary higher than other universities.

    Cons

    Lots of work related to the school admin. Manegerial and division-level meetings and workshops take up lots of research time.


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