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University of Derby UK Reviews

Updated 17 Jun 2019

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University of Derby UK CEO Chris Hughes
Chris Hughes
12 Ratings
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Okay for a stop gap"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at University of Derby UK full-time

    Pros

    I struggle to see them

    Cons

    Unwilling to progress staff and a major gender bias. far too many part time members of staff

    Advice to Management

    far too many managers that don't seem to do much

    University of Derby UK2018-06-25
  2. "Great for Working as a Student"

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible to studies, understanding of commitments and regular reviews and feedback. Constant support available.

    Cons

    Difficult setting to work in can be draining at times living, working and studying all within the same environment.

    University of Derby UK2018-06-06
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor/Lecturer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Derby UK (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The University has a good structure and it is well equipped. The labs offer a good environment for the students.

    Cons

    The lack of any career plan. As an assistant lecturer, I am unable to get any pos-graduate training, such as PGCertHG, which is just offered for full-time staff (which ironically don't have much free time to dedicate for it).

    University of Derby UK2018-05-25
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Unorganised"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Derby, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Derby UK part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly supportive piers. Good facilities.

    Cons

    The current restructure..... It has been going on since 2014 with one failed plan after another. It now looks like a fair amount of staff (once they have been shuffled around to within an inch of insanity) will have to reapply for their own jobs. It seems like each staff member is a just a number not an individual.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff on ground level. Without them the institution would not exist.

    University of Derby UK2018-05-29
  5. "Working for the University of Derby"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at University of Derby UK full-time

    Pros

    Multiple campus work Free travel between campuses Great library to research and have a quiet space talented academics Great contact with helplines

    Cons

    Can be very clicky too much management Not enough time in the day

    University of Derby UK2018-05-29
  6. Helpful (2)

    "The University is losing its soul"

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    Former Employee - Service Provider 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Derby UK part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Parking, colleagues who are and are passionate, collegiate culture

    Cons

    The University of Derby has become an unpleasant place where 'they' (meaning executives) treat staff like they are the enemy standing in the way of progress. People who ask ethical questions are seen as blockers and once your card is marked, you're relentlessly bullied (or ignored) out. The University has forgotten that academic staff are a talented, engaged bunch of people who, under less despotic leadership, could get...

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    Advice to Management

    Get your act together. Be measured rather than random. Be careful to base your judgements on facts rather than gossip or momentary impression. Get your house in order.

    University of Derby UK2018-06-06
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Better leadership would really help"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at University of Derby UK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Renumeration package, benefits, colleagues are friendly and supportive.

    Cons

    Little opportunity to advance or develop as a person/employee. Management have no leadership skills, don't know what they want and are generally weak. Pressured to 'live to work' and complete work remotely at home at evenings & weekends. Poor/non-existent strategic planning.

    Advice to Management

    Step up, get some proper leadership skills, realise your staff are not the enemy. Proper strategic planning.

    University of Derby UK2018-02-15
  8. "Derby"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at University of Derby UK

      Pros

      It's a great place to work

      Cons

      There are no cons here

      University of Derby UK2018-01-22
    • "security gaurd"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      holiday , pension ,staff, hours ,mon to fri

      Cons

      pay ,nights , no progress, management ,incentive none

      University of Derby UK2017-12-14
    • Helpful (3)

      "Over inflated egos and chaotic"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend

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

      Pros

      Great mix of students and atmosphere

      Cons

      Majority of staff have an over inflated ego and think they know it all as a HE. They fall short of their own opinion of themselves

      Advice to Management

      listen to staff

      University of Derby UK2017-12-05
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