Royal Holloway University of London
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Royal Holloway University of London Careers and Employment

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    1,001 to 5,000
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    £75m to £365m (GBP)
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Careers in Egham, Surrey
on 29 September 2021
Fab place to work,supportive team,challenging work - Senior Management make decisions without asking those who will have to deliver
Royal Holloway has a beautiful campus - working from home atm can make some feel disengaged from the work/ brand but once back on campus this may change.RHUL used to have a very strong sense of community and value - it is still there but I think al lot of new staff will not have had the opportunity to experience this yet.The Careers team are really supportive of each other and I feel very much part of a team where people will go out of their way to help each other. The current Director of Careers is open, transparent and supportive. She makes time to speak with the team and encourages lively debate and solutions. She also prioritises wellbeing so I feel if needed I could approach her with any issues that I may have that would impact my work.At a time when the Careers service is being asked to do more and has a huge focus in the strategic plan it is incredulous that resource is being taken away, it really does feel that those higher up have no clue on what resource is needed to deliver what they want and promise to students.This isn't a reflection of the job role - it is varied, challenging and fun. The team are brilliant and to be honest for now the pay is good although with resource being cut my salary may well start to feel inadequate to the amount of work being asked.The HR team are typically not great but the trainings and development on offer are excellent and there are always opportunities to get involved with events and projects around the College.As a whole the student population seem switched on, polite and a general joy to work with.
RH100 panellist in Egham, Surrey
on 9 February 2022
Good experience
Worked there as a RH100 panellist and very much enjoyed the work. There sometimes was a lot of background reading to do, but you get paid for it, and the discussions were really good. It felt like we really had an impact on college decisions.
Security/Campus watch in Egham
on 2 August 2020
Campus watch
Advertised 24k a year, but it's actually 17k a year because they you work 4on 4off they take the 31 hours you work "pro rata" it and decide it over 12 months.They deduct half an hour for a beak you don't get.Your job is not as advertised either. What it actually is to be ordered around by 4 lazy and incompetent security officers. You will be sent to ALL incidents, assaults, drugs, noise complaints, lock outs, antisocial behaviour, trespassing etc. Sometimes alone because your partner is off sick or has resigned (like they do after a month or two)Security will not back you up, instead in the morning handover the report will state falsely that security attended all these incidents instead of campus watch.After you were inducted, you will never see your line manager again, ever. (He works days, you work nights)You might receive uniform once, if you did it will be the last time. After that prepare to buy your own.The university doesn't care either, no matter how serious the incident, just as long as it does not make the news.
International Regional Manager in Egham, Surrey
on 1 July 2020
International Student Recruitment - Egocentric culture of passive aggression, intimidation and one-upmanship.
Pros - Lovely team of internationally minded colleagues. - Nice Campus environment. - Some members of Senior Management who acknowledge success and hard work. Cons - No autonomy: current notions of team management presume that people are pawns rather than players. Team management revolves around overly pernicious supervision (such as four attendance monitoring spreadsheets), ‘if-then’ rewards for those who do not question rationale or decisions, and other forms of control such as not providing a hospitable environment for feedback, contribution or alternative thinking. - Culture of subliminal bullying: Name dropping of senior figures whilst setting deadlines and tasks, setting of unreasonable deadlines, excessive monitoring, denial of accomplishments, being blamed for mistakes in absentia, stealing credit, 'silent treatment' etc. - Lack of Trust: the language of control and intimidation implies lack of trust without ever giving justification. Such scrutiny does not apply to more senior members, who may travel freely to low ROI markets such as Brazil without evidence of having booked more than one/two days of activity (according to invoices) and no data-based justification, trip report or shared itinerary (all of which are required of those ‘lower down’ the pecking order). - Lack of foresight and inclusion: Key decisions being made without consulting team members who are then expected to bring said decisions to life (pawns rather than players). There is then little to no explanation of the business case for such decisions and its too late for input. The amount of money that is wasted on projects that don’t take into account regional expertise is absurd! - Lack of conflict strategies: There are NO agreed methods to handle conflict, so it does not simmer and go behind closed doors. The assumption is that the more senior you are, the more right to authority you have. Any attempt to voice frustrations is followed up with a delayed and clandestine reprisal and/or exclusion from future opportunities. On the other hand, those who sit quietly and do not contribute critical thought are offered some opportunities to cover trips etc (so much for being a university). This creates a culture of 'leader and disciples', with team members now so firmly distrustful that they are afraid to speak up. - Duty of care during travel: One senior director plainly addressed the legitimate concerns of staff travelling overseas as “some people confusing health and safety with general discomfort of travel” in a team meeting. This resulted in a continued culture of fear to speak up and contributed to both mental and physical distress.
PMO Manager in Estates Department
on 9 April 2020
For a long time I loved my job
For a long time I loved my job at RHUL and I had great relationships with colleagues across the University. I worked hard, loved my job and was respected both personally and professionally. However, financial considerations started to take precedence and this caused a number of senior colleagues to leave, changing the environment for the worse.

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