Bangor University Employee Reviews
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Best job I've ever had. Pay could be better. Work in Catering and isn't paid brilliantly. Work with lovely people and enjoying coming to work. The uni is a lovely site to work at. Interesting customers. Good work life balance
Holidays, lovely buildings, great team and management
Inability to deal with bullies. Personal relationships dictate advancement. Cannot deal with ineffectual staff.Staff with the loudest voices but inept at their job prompted all the time. Staff who are effective at their jobs but do not pander to the sucking up to senior managers not promoted.
The job was fun but management was poor and gave unclear direction. Lectures were reluctant to help in advertisement days even though the university depends on them and thus their salaries. Pleasant people but lack of responsibility taken by most.
Work life balance is good, but also dependent on the PI, cost of living is low, but isolated from most academic centres due to its location.
Overall, Bangor University has good infrastructure for sports and outside activities. The isolated location may not be appreciated by everyone, but the cost of renting is affordable, which does also one to save. However, establishing job security is difficult, which does not help if one wants to locate there on a longer term basis.
The worst place I have worked for in my life. I was student at BU and worked part time in the food sector. My partner (also uni student) worked in the cleaning service. What we witnessed was shocking. The low-end staff is treated like servants; bullying and harrassment by management are part of the daily routine. Managers (especcially the women in the middle management) are terrible, terrible bullies. Further, my partner reported terrible standards of the cleaning service: some cleaners would clean kitchens with the same towels as the toilets! When she reported this, she got fired and management seems to have covered it up. Fault here is clearly to be found in the lower and middle management. Something is truly rotten in the state of Denmark.
My time with the INternationa Educational Offices was fascinating. I was responsible for making thousands of outbound calls during my 6 weeks here collecting feedback from current and past international students and visitors and getting their view expressed on data input systems to be utilised to promote and change the university. To this end I managed and took interviews, called a lot, and generally progessed incredibly fast through all the work I could. including helping to design a new International students prospectus area on the site. my time here was great, i learned many new skills and developed more.
This university has an unfortunate culture of bullying and misogyny. No policy against staff-student relations. No strategies for equality in hiring or promotion. They have managed themselves badly, resulting in multiple restructures and several rounds of redundancies.
Teaching students from a range of different countries, for example Arabic and Chinese learners enables you to learn much about their varying cultures and lifestyles.
Developing the academic skills of students
Courses sometimes not being long enough.