Royal Holloway University of London
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3.9 out of 5 stars.
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I learnt so much working at Royal Holloway from my colleagues and managers. I enjoyed working for them and felt part of a team. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping young people in their educational journeys.
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Working at band 5 there are no benefits, minimal training generally there is a terrible working culture. there are mixed messages from the leadership team due to poor communication.
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Productive and Opportunistic Workplace

Workplace where everyone is helpful, polite and respectful of each other. Various opportunities are given to all ambassadors, creating a wide skill set.
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Challenging but very enjoyavble

I enjoyed working with young adults in a university setting. It was often challenging but very satisfying helping the young people working their way through a three year undergraduate degree programme. Many of them were experiencing their first time away from home and it was a difficult and stressful time for them.
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Excellent place to work

It was a pleasure to work at RHUL. Good Team members and Good Management. Learned the new technologies like NetIQ after working here. Worked on the students and Staff systems and also Moodle and
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Fantastic Opportunities at Royal Holloway

It was one of the first jobs I have ever applied for, and this set me up for the future. Learnt about time management, and how to deal under pressure.


Free Lunches, Good Pay, Good experience


Long Hours
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Pay not competetive and low staff morale

Employed on a fixed term contract due to re-structure which led to low staff morale. Lack of consistency with regards to training so limited opportunities for advancement. My manager was very disorganized which led to lots of last minute changes to workload due the change in priorities. Expectation to work additional hours to support other admin teams but difficult to book time off.
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Lovely campus and nice colleagues

I really enjoyed working at RHUL. The campus is beautiful and I was part of a great team. The work-life balance was good and I would highly recommend working there.
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Lovely place to work, a bit too process driven

I enjoyed my time at RHUL and I feel they offer good opportunities to progress if you are willing/able to move between departments. The work life balance is good, you get extra days off at Christmas and Easter and are rarely asked to work extra hours. The occasional open day or evening but usually on a voluntary basis and you'll get the time back in lieu. This could differ between departments. Things can be a bit slow to change, lots of processes and procedures to follow before something new can be implemented. Wages aren't great for the area but there is good job security and a good pension. Not allowed to take holiday during peak times which can be frustrating.


People, work life balance, progression


Wages if on lower pay grades
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Good company

This was a part time job, so was a good income while I was at university. I have since outgrown my skills gained there, but the job and company itself were enjoyable.
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Great academic departments, teaching and educational research. Generally poor management at the IT Department. Enthusiastic colleagues in most of the IT teams, but not supported by the management.
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Very few prospects for Admin staff

A very busy office where no two days are the same. I have learned to juggle and prioritise well working at the College. Not a great workplace culture at the College given poor reporting and ineffective systems. The people in my department are friendly and appreciative but the College does not recognise or reward huge effort from Admin staff.


Nice campus


No benefits, recognition or promotion prospects for Admin staff
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A fantastic job to do around my studies

The Hub was a great place to work around my degree. It offers a flexible contract so I could work around my degree, there were plenty of shifts and there was generous pay for staff. A typical shift involves setting up the dining hall, serving customers and cleaning. The Hub is a focal point for many staff, students and guests so there is pressure to offer a good service. You learn a lot about food hygiene. Management are approachable and easy to work with. The best part of the job is the friendly team I worked with.


Management, Good Team, Good Pay


Similar tasks, Short shifts
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Reliable and easy place to work

Good pay and is a great place to work casually or full time. The work is easy to pick up and they provide training for those who are unsure. Great to work as part of a team.
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Fun place to work

I really enjoyed studying at the University, I also enjoyed being a Welcome Week Volunteer. It was quite easy for students to get a job at the University.
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effective workplace

Many resources have been directed towards research, making it a productive workplace.
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fun work place

Its been a joy to work here for these years but its time to move on the building is beautiful and the environment is lovely. plenty of places to eat
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A beautiful campus and an excellent place to work.

A beautiful campus and an excellent place to work. Great work/life balance. Good holiday entitlement and benefits. Cross fertilization of ideas and a fantastic learning environment.
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great team

excellent work culture supportive and approachable management excellent pay for the work we were doing flexible hours opportunity to take on more hours
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Very stable working environment. The university offers a nice working environment with friendly people. The careers services are well informed and very helpful.
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Awful place to work

not a good working environment. People were unkind, unhelpful and unwilling to compromise. little room for improvement. i would avoid working here if you can.




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Based on 79 reviews

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3.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.4 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.4 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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