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The University is a great place to work and I was sad when my contract came to an end. I had weekly meetings with my manager and I was able to raise any matters of concern. She was always supportive and helpful. My job role was very diverse and no two days were the same. The work culture is respectful and inclusive of people from all backgrounds, nationalities and cultures - something which they should be proud of. Many companies/organisations could learn from copying their model.
Interesting work, pleasant people
My role here was completely student based. They sent out hours which they needed to be worked and we could choose when ands for how long we wanted to work. They understand and are empathetic about how university education needs to come before their jobs. Employees and PhD students are lovely and are relaxed in their ecxpectations, because of this a good atmosphere was formed, but the work is very important and can be incredibly fast-paced. My job was showing round prospective students, in the mornings they were given talks on what to expect in the University's engineering department and we were asked to give our personal experiences as students and advice. There were mixer lunches where the prospective, students and guardians mingled with student ambassadors and university staff. In the afternoon, the students went around 3 different stages, labs, induction talks and tours. I myself, conducted labs for students and talked to them one-to-one about student life and answered any questions they had. After that there was one last mingling session and then we dispersed.
Free Lunches, above average salary
Sometimes irregular hours
I have generally had a good experience working at Newcastle. My line managers have been very supportive and pro-active. However, colleagues experiences suggest the work culture and experience can be highly variable dependent on your line manager/PI.
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Stressful, but slow at times. A lot of people working there generally didn't know what to do or what was going on. A lot of guess work it seemed! It was difficult to get trained in the area I worked as people didn't even know what to do either.
Work life balance is great, lots of benefits, good salaries, great colleagues, management is good, good reputable company, highly recommend. There is also plenty opportunities for training and applying for jobs and secondment in other departments.
Poor responsiveness post interview; No pay for 3 months+; No contract amendment; Poor communication;
I am currently a Visiting Lecturer since Aug. 2019 at Newcastle University London, teaching modules: • Financial Control • Understanding Company Accounts • Management Accounting
Nothing, absolutely nothing is well organised in Newcastle University, I've been bounced about as casual staff with no idea what I'm meant to be doing on the day and virtually no training. HR have little to no respect for people working casually there and the system to get paid correctly is woeful.
Professional services felt a little unsteady, a lot of movement of people and a lot of staff on fixed term contracts. Management is ok, but it often feels like every decision has to go through several loops. On the plus side, the holiday entitlement is good and they are very accommodating and flexible.
A good place to work, express yourself and grow. Provides the opportunity to liaise with scientists/engineer from industry, academic, regulatory bodies