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University of Derby UK Administrative Assistant Reviews

Updated Nov 20, 2018

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University of Derby UK CEO Chris Hughes
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Under Valued"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Derby, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at University of Derby UK full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The team are friendly and supporting

    Cons

    Management are terrible leaders who do not know how to delegate. Processes are incredibly bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    Hire leaders in management positions that actually have people skills.

    University of Derby UK2018-11-20
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    "Good but not much drive"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Derby UK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic training, great support network, good mix of people

    Cons

    Not much ambition, slow moving, quite rigid in working , older workforce

    Advice to Management

    Younger managers with ideas to drive the business forward

    University of Derby UK2018-08-09
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Useful and interesting - but difficult to get on..."

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    Current Contractor - Senior Administration Assistant in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Derby UK for more than a year

    Pros

    Depending which area you worked, this could be a great place or a complete nightmare. You are allowed to apply for secondments to try out a different post for a period that varied from 6 months to a couple of years. There's lots of training available if you need/ask for it and other self-development channels to follow too.

    Cons

    Politics... Generally way too much of it. I saw a lot of people using who they knew, rather than what they knew, as their chance of making their career develop further and leaving some really capable people behind. Lots of examples of 'Queen Bees' demanding more than their fair share of attention and making life unpleasant or difficult for others - and these people were not senior in any way, shape or form! I... attended interviews as practice for me where I knew in advance that the job had been 'promised' to other candidates in advance... In some areas, managers got away with things that they would have been sacked for outright in the private sector...projects managed badly, budgets and timescales shot out of the water and/or lots of time off with 'stress' and they still kept their jobs! Also, there is a terrible split between teaching staff and those who were non-educational - a real 'them and us' mentality that's bad for any organisation...

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    Advice to Management

    Time to look behind the political correctness curtain and really 'see' what's going on! Also, remember that in any machine, the large cogs need the smaller machinery to function correctly!

    University of Derby UK2014-11-28
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