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Good place with a lot of assitances

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All the employees here are nice and always ready to help. If we need any service, we only need to check the official website, which contains nearly all kinds of information you need to know.
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Excellent environment

A professional place with friendly and helpful colleagues. Flexibility to use your own style to guide students’ learning. I would recommend this employer without hesitation.
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  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Inclusive work environment
  • Time and location flexibility

Not as flexible as advertised

Hard to be selected for jobs you apply for unless management favours you, I would apply to many shifts but barely got selected for any and couldn’t work enough hours
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Great workplace

Lovely colleagues, great work-life balance, interesting job. You feel the University cares about its staff. If you are looking for a job in Bristol, you will find something that works for you here!
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Good student job

Good way to make money alongside studying. Leading PASS sessions is largely rewarding and develops skills in scientific communication. Not many hours per week.
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What is the best part of working at the company?Absolutely nothing. It was a dreadful experience all round, I left with trauma.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The senior management are really unsupportive and unprofessional.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Awful. No opportunity to discuss reasonable adjustments.
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Flexible working and good colleagues

Good place to work. Options for remote working. Career progression and continuous professional development could be better. Colleagues are a great bunch of people.
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Terrible, depressive environment that is incredibly discouraging, especially if you are a passionate person. They do not care about your mental health and purposely ignore you. They often lose documents, forget due dates etc.
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Confusing and Disappointing Management

Hours are reasonable and jobs are fulfilling, benefits are enough to keep you within the company however the employee structure is very management heavy and the upper management does not understand the ground level work. Confusing restructures and unfaithful and sometimes dishonest management caused a lot of stress across many employees and staff turnover in some departments should be a red flag for any potential applicants.


Good pension and holidays


Management disconnect from ground level work
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Great teams, poor & unorganised management

Great teams but a severe lack of organisation and structure. Met some good people working there but an unnecessary amount of stress due to chaotic and often non-existent management. Work is extremely fast-paced but can be enjoyable.
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Good salary for my role and lack of experience, poor management

Good salary as I had no previous experience, they provided all the training I needed, however management was very poor. HR were helpful with my issues, however the management never seemed to improve.
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Diverse Culture

Relaxed academic work environment where everyone is friendly. Here you can exchange ideas with different people even if you are not in an academic position.
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Going downhill

Might be to do with the B-word, but loss of inward investment and reliance on international students means that research jobs are drying up as well as funding. Only big names with lots of papers get big grants.
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Great Student Job offer

For students looking for a little money on the side while studying, the student ambassador role at UOB is ideal. The interview process can be a little excessive, but the uni has to consider safe guarding concerns and students who do not yet take work seriously. The vibes are always great as you are around other students and the level of care shown by management and direct supervisors is stellar. Benefits are regular with free lunches, holiday added per hour of pay (no holidays required, zero Hr contract) and super flexible working. Training really holds your hand which can be a comfort to some or a huge bore for others!


Good work environment, flexible, pays well for students


Constant repetitive training, difficult to progress to management
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Great place to work, not much to say here, I was employed through agency, and only there for 6 months. Great Team, great work life balance. That's it!




Pay is low
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Nice team and easy role

The job itself changes throughout the year depending on the academic year. It can be extremely busy or extremely quiet. Friendly people across a range of teams. Currently strikes are taking place due to pay and pension disputes but management are understanding and supportive. The best part of the job is working with a lovely team. The worst part of this job is there is no flexibility as you are on a rota and there are often very quiet and boring periods throughout the year, Little autonomy over work and very little independent work.


Nice friendly team, Nice benefits on offer including wellbeing support and staff counselling services


No flexibilty with hours, WH opportunities are limited (max 2 - 3 times a month currently)
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Bad for your mental health

I got hired as a supervisor to be in charge of the catering experience for the students. I wanted this job to grow my managerial skills and overall gain more experience. I ended up washing dishes most of the time or cleaning the dinner area whilst other team members just sat down in the phone.
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Productive and supported workplace

There are a lot of opportunities for staff, a strong staff network and social opportunities. Progression is possible (although not very clear for non-academic roles).
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Good place to work for students

Great environment and really good people. Although this depends on which department you are working for, over-all great for students part time work. Competitive pay for students
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Under payed with no real prospect of progression

I work as a dentist and clinical lecturer. I am making around £200 every day working as a clinical lecturer (which is my hourly rate as a dentist). There is no real prospect of progressing on the academic career. It is a relaxed working environment but the perks/compensation are not there.
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Good pay

no stress and good pay, basically u will get 13 pounds for an hour and u can apply for hours that u spend time on, which is great and should be apply to BIG COMPANIES
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Based on 158 reviews

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4.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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