University of Brighton
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Took action to often try and change the school system to help better student experience and projects. Although it took a while to get the changes needed they were eventually heard and acted upon. Could reach upper management and discuss with them to help make improvements from a higher level.
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Comfortable and easygoing although busy

What is the best part of working at the company?Flexible working and grest colleaguesWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?No handover when starting the job and being line managed by managers that don’t know my job so can’t support meWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Positive and supportive and friendlyWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Mostly I work independently and communicate via teams
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Constant hierarchy issues. Constant *itchy mess and a clear favouritism mindset. Only like people if “your face fits” situation. The hirer ups wouldn’t take the time to know you, would only talk to you when they wanted to shout at you. Avoid at all costs
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Great workplace I'm missing to this day

Brighton University offer a culture of inclusivity and respect. Working multiple jobs in the customer facing environment I'll consider this the best so far. Frequent shifts, flexibility and possibility to develop skills really quickly. Friendly staff and colleagues. Honestly could not recommend enough!
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Never boring

Fast paced and heavy workload but also friendly and flexible. Good terms and conditions, flexible working, excellent annual leave. Lots of opportunities to get invovled in projects and collaborative working. Supportive colleagues at all levels of the organisation.
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Collaborative and exciting research environment

My review should be considered only on the basis of the 3 months I was employed.Nestled between the Downs, the Moulsecoomb campus at the University of Brighton offered an exciting and collaborative working environment.This entry level role as a research assitant was fulfilling and interesting, with support from management and the technical staff on operating analytical and sample preparation equipment.Workload varies dependant on research activities and laboratory availability, so being able to manage research analyses and their requirements is key.
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Fantastic employer

Working for the uob is a dream. It is well managed and invests in its people. The pay and pension are generous. The facilities are amazing and the policies and supporting systems of work are clear and effective.


Excellent pay and benefits, Fantastic leadership and organisational alinement to the strategic direction of the University.


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Worst management ever. Ruthless and self serving

The senior management are appalling. Turnover is high. Decisions are ridiculous. Staff not valued. Obscene amount of money spent on horrible buildings.




Poor organisational culture
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Alright for student on zero hour

Zero hr contract with uni catering department when I was a student there - not much to say really. Was usually plenty of shifts to pick up to suit around studies. Could be really fun, could be miserable, depending on the luck of the rota. Pay was okay, fairly decent for hospitality at the time.


Free lunches


FT staff could be real moody
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Incredibly flexible and great management team

You're given a login to a portal that allows you to choose the jobs you would like to do and if you get accepted, you'll be given more in-depth detail as well as training/briefing if needed. The managers/supervisors are amazing! If you need any help or have any questions about the role, they're happy to help and accommodate.The students you work with are also awesome and there aren't really hard parts of the job unless you have a fear of answering questions or presenting to prospective students, which you'd simply have to keep doing in order to overcome. Other than that, it's incredibly flexible and the pay is pretty good, so I would highly recommend it.
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Salary and benefits good, job varied and enjoyable, organisational culture unhealthy

Working alongside adult learners is very rewarding and working with incredibly bright minds is a real privilege. Working in an environment where learning everyday is celebrated is wonderful. Teaching and research is challenging and varied, this could be the best job in the world, but sadly it is not in this particular organisation (perhaps it has or will change). The organisation itself is autocratic, led at arms length and does not value its staff. This final point evidenced by an “exit questionnaire’ allowing just 300 characters of free text to describe reasons for leaving. There are numerous consultations and policies to promote wellbeing but it is rhetoric and not executed in practice. For example the workload allocation model may suggest significant excess hours, however this is rarely addressed. Working to rule / hours would impact directly on students. Working 50-70 hours per week is the norm for many academic staff. There has been a mass exodus of highly experienced excellent academic staff in the past 18 months which reflects its toxic/ unhealthy organisational culture.


Students, Location, Most colleagues


Ineffective workload allocation model, Failure to replace staff, excessive time lapse prior to replacing staff, Pressure to compromise professional standards
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Excellent workplace and culture

Made to feel welcome, an interesting workplace, lots of encouragement for learning and development. Excellent management, professional environment, friendly and approachable colleagues
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University of Brighton

Again I loved working for the University. The training was always on offer and the overtime for the open days. I left due to wanting to join the nhs.


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Late shifts
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Part time role

I wanted a part time job to get me through term times. It's great part time work because they work around your university timetable and you dont have to worry about the holidays. Additionally you meet lots of students you wouldn't ordinarily meet
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I enjoyed studying at the university. I did not have a job here it was purely to become a student midwife, I then decided that this was not the career path I wanted to take.
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Productive environment for both learning and working, allowing for innovation and support and structure where and when required. Secure and easygoing work environment
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Fun workplace

Working for the university of Brighton was a great way to earn extra money during my studies. I was very comfortable and confident working here. I would recommend other students to look into this opportunity.
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Great work atmosphere

Great work atmosphere, working with fellow and potential students, flexible working hours. Loads of different positions within the role and with great communication.
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easy and pratical job

providing tours for hopeful physiotherapy students applying to the university of brighton giving an insight of student life and the course answering any questions and giving personal advice
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Work Place

Great place to work with flexible working opportunities. Provides a good work life balance and a far salary for the work done. Team environment with a no blame policy. Genuinely nice place to work.
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High insecurity work place, with high levels of racist discrimination

In spite of its difficulties and the eventual decision to close one of its campuses, The University Of Brighton was an interesting place to work. This was quite a challenging place to be because the attitudes and behavior of the senior management.
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3.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.7 out of 5 stars for Culture

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