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University of Leicester Reviews

Updated 11 April 2019
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  • "Flexible working hours, work when you want, get to meet lots of great people and the chance to develop communication skills" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Really nice working environment" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    student support, teaching staff, gym, options for work

    Cons

    facilities and it is particularly busy


  2. "Senior research Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Leicester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly collegial atmosphere, good interaction across departments

    Cons

    Money saying policy at the moment

  3. "ULSB ambassador"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Very good job very good pay

    Cons

    there are no downstides of this


  4. "Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Reputable university and great research

    Cons

    Lack of funding , and really you need to work hard wherever you are if you want to achieve the goal.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Average"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Location and parking are quite good if you're lucky enough to get a permit

    Cons

    Real lack of basic amenities on campus. Not very student friendly in my opinion. Very poor standard of work and real lack of ambition.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "No progression, no investment in staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Friendly place some nice managers who are genuine

    Cons

    Managers quick to take credit. No career progression past grade 5. Anyone who is anygood leaves. Senior managers many of them no team or even people skills. If bame no chance of going up the ladder.


  7. "IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester part-time

    Pros

    Support from other staff and services

    Cons

    Projects/ development can be slow

  8. "pdra in leicester university"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    good benefits, Leicester is a good place to live in

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good facilities, but significant room for improvement on the human side"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Leicester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    very professional, bright, proactive, good international exposure, good place to live, efficient electrical systems, state of the art computing environments, great condition, surrounding community a good urban place to live, promotes climate friendly transport, and energy use

    Cons

    lots of bureaucracy, very tight security, very rigid, inadequate pay for the cost of living, poor opportunities for advancement, not adequate gender representation in key fields.

    Advice to Management

    Seek out and hire more women in science and engineering. -- there are three times more men than women. Hire men and women of color. The students are from everywhere (Asia, Africa, South America) and speak a multitude of languages, but the faculty is 95% white, Caucasian! The intent is teach students the kind of world they could create in their home countries, but we fail them by practicing the world of the status quo.


  10. "Lecture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    It had really good working environment

    Cons

    No child vouch has been cancelled