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University of Essex Reviews

Updated 8 February 2019
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  • "If you work in a role which is very specialised, there will be little to no progression" (in 2 reviews)

  • "the research assistant position was available only for Uni of Essex students; no cons as far as I was concerned" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Overall a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Essex full-time

    Pros

    Real community between staff at the University. Lots of opportunity for secondment or job transfers. Good pension

    Cons

    Process for pay rise and promotions long and bureaucratic


  2. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great people, warm environment and good incentives

    Cons

    very fast and sometimes complex environment

  3. "Awesome place to work"

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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 Essex full-time

    Pros

    - It is a multi-cultural environment supporting good relationships between colleagues.
    - It is located in an enclosed campus, meaning that you have everything you need less than 5 minutes away.
    - You truly have a sense that you are listened to and that your opinion matters.
    - Very inclusive environment.

    Cons

    - Departments are a bit disorganised which can cause confusion as times.


  4. "Not a bad employer"

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

    I have been working at University of Essex full-time

    Pros

    Good pension, on-campus services, nice landscape

    Cons

    Limited progression opportunities, rigid management hierarchy

    Advice to Management

    Employ more non-managers


  5. "Housekeeper"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Essex part-time

    Pros

    Great team synergy, payment is slightly higher than I expected and all the materials you need are provided for you.

    Cons

    Quite exhausting work, yet some older people still work as housekeepers.


  6. "Nice environment"

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

    I have been working at University of Essex full-time

    Pros

    Working in a student filled environment, good hours

    Cons

    No cons. I enjoyed my time


  7. "Hmm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at University of Essex full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly, welcoming people. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    I feel that there is little scope to progress., unless you are a jack-of-all trades. If you work in a role which is very specialised, there will be little to no progression.

    Location is also rubbish.

    There doesn't seem to be an emphasis on continuing professional development for staff. Kind of ironic, as this is an education institution.

    Advice to Management

    Put more focus on professional development. Some people risk being unemployable elsewhere as a result of working too long in this place.

  8. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Essex full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment with intelligent staff. I can't tell that much because I worked here when I was doing my PhD research.

    Cons

    You have to work along side your PhD research. Thus, it can be very challenging at times.


  9. "Tutor"

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

    I worked at University of Essex full-time

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits

    Cons

    Higher management have unrealistic half-baked ideas which they expect staff to implement.


  10. "Facilities/Bar Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colchester, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Essex part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun Environment where you meet different types of people at work

    Cons

    Late unsociable hours, which can disrupt sleeping pattern