University of Leicester Reviews

Updated 1 Jul 2020

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University of Leicester Chancellor Lord Grocott
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  1. "An excellent employer"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting job role and friendly supportive staff / managers

    Cons

    Work could be boom and bust, with not much happening one week, and sudden surge of work the next - based on deadlines for academic projects and funding bids, or sudden need to do lots of marking.

  2. "PhD Student"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student 

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The freedom. If you are motivated and self driven it’s lovely to be your own boss.

    Cons

    A lot of freedom to do as you see best. However, professors are too busy to help you with the in-depth technical nature of a project. If you want to do a phd make sure you get a project with a Dr. who is active in research as they will give you much more of their time.

  3. "Good"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Maidstone, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Good flexibility in working and passionate team

    Cons

    Long working hours possible, depending on whether needed to get specific tasks done to a deadline

  4. "University of Leicester"

    4.0
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Leicester, England

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Diversity, inclusivity, equal opportunities, friendly and great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Not the most cutting edge research

  5. "Good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Intern in Leicester, England

    I worked at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere and lenient start times

    Cons

    A bit cliquey at times

  6. "Great CV Builder"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Leicester, England

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

    Pros

    Good Pay and gives lots of transferable skills

    Cons

    Can be hard to get shifts if not a favored employee

  7. "Nice colleagues but surprisingly shoddy systems"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Teaching Fellow in Leicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Colleagues have been great, friendly and supportive. Work is satisfying.

    Cons

    Had no mentor. Too little structure. Have no performance based pay.

  8. "All talk and no action"

    1.0
    Current Employee - Student Support Administrator in Leicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    None to mention/It's hard to be positive with so many negatives.

    Cons

    Do not take care of staff, particularly those taking care of their students. Terrible management. Would not recommend working here!

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  9. "Lovely staff, lovely atmosphere"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Adviser in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tailored my responsibilities to my career aims and helped me develop skills.

    Cons

    Working nights can be a pain!

  10. "uni life"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Student in Leicester, England

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

    Pros

    It was a great place to make friends

    Cons

    It is stressful during exams

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