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PhD Student and Demonstrator

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A competitive environment with opportunities to collaborate with other groups. Some wonderful staff to work with and a helpful team. The workplace is vibrant and relaxed with no dress code.
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Decent work/life balance

Academic careers are what you make of them. If you are self-motivated and willing to work beyond core hours you can make a successful career. Perks can include conferences abroad, good pay, and flexible working/working from home. On the other hand, there is an element of cronyism and indoctrination, especially in the social sciences. Moreover, if you like structure and direction, this career is unlikely to suit.

Pros

Conferences abroad

Cons

Lack of structure
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Lack of security due to fixed term contracts

Lack of security due to fixed term contracts.The culture within Swansea University research institutes are driven by KPIs and performance with lack of staff to undertake the duties needed and if your face don’t fit you will not receive another fixed term contract

Pros

Good benefits flexible hours as long as you don’t get a troublesome line manager

Cons

Fixed term contracts
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Face has to fit

If your face don't fit enjoy 20 years of watching he world go bye. stressful , and bureaucratic, but good work life balance and decent salary as well as union support

Pros

salary, pension, union

Cons

Poor management, stressful
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Shocking place to work

Management has favourites and if your face doesn’t fit you are forced out. Horrible place to work avoid unless absolutely desperate. Nothing else to say.
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Interesting place to work

Interesting place to work Great for career development Smart people Good work/life balance Opportunity to progress/move around Friendly people
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Excellent Organisation

Good place to work. Challenging and rewarding with some good opportunities. Stretches you to your full potential. Supports professional development. Support research and appropriate study leave
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Great and fun

Swansea university is an awesome place to work. The people are kind and the culture is conducive for development and meeting goals. It's not stressful yet you can increase the pedal when necessary.
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ambiente stimolante

ottima università, estremamente organizzata e strutturata
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work with team any way to achive the goals

I was working as a health centre manager and my goal is to achieve the goals of the organization with the team and to cooperate to achieve a mission and vision of the work environment
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Working at Swansea University

An interesting and fun place to work Varied tasks, supportive teams, good structures in place Beautiful surroundings, close to beach and Swansea city centre, with good transport links

Pros

Flexitime

Cons

Casualisation
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Friendly atmosphere

Great working relationship with colleagues, lovely place to work. Diverse range of tasks leading to a wide and ever expanding knowledge base. Enhancement of role is supported
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Fun

Fun and relaxed. surrounded by brilliant and interesting people. I learnt how to do many things im many topics. Security, programming, computer science etc..
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stimulating and challenging environment

the usual day is divided between experimental work, data analysis and students` supervision I have learned how to manage my personal professional objectives with the needs of the overall research group I belong to the culture of my workplace is wide and stimulating, with people from different cultural and national backgrounds the hardest part is to complete all dayly tasks the most enjoyable part is the scientific achievements obtained
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Estates Department

The atmosphere is not great. Only certain people are aloud to progress. You are micro managed to within an inch, but other people can get away with murder

Pros

Holidays

Cons

No flexible time
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Excellent Experience

The Institute of Life Science at Swansea University is an excellent place to work. The environment is great and the staff is lovely. There are many opportunities for researching.
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Some great colleagues. Good place to work. management issues

Great location beautiful park behind and beach in front Good pay and pension Some lovely colleagues Huge workload Challenging politics Good public transport links

Pros

pay and pension

Cons

political - senior management handling of some issues
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Welsh wonder

The best environment associated with academia I have ever personally experienced. If you ever get the chance to come here, as a student, staff member or even visitor, you will not be disappointed

Pros

Too many to list

Cons

Hard to acquire job
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Productive and fun

I love working for the University, not only does it give me job satisfaction but it is a really fun job, although we do remain professional. I love meeting new people and sharing my knowledge of the University and the Department of Law and Criminology.

Pros

Fun

Cons

Zero Contract
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Productive

A very nice place to work, the management team are very friendly and approachable. The community are also friendly and the environment motivates you to strive.
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Student Ambassador

Helping out at open days. Good pay and easy work, very irregular hours. ideal for additional cash as a student. Can only do this job as a student however.
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4.3

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4.1Work/Life Balance
4.2Salary/Benefits
3.7Job security/advancement
3.9Management
4.1Culture

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