University of Bristol
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Great place to work

Love working here, if the salary made the travel more worthwhile at the end of the contract I would be looking to stay. Really laid back atmosphere and ALL staff are really friendly.
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Supportive workplace

Good job, supportive colleagues, overall a positive experience. I worked there during the Covid-19 pandemic and it was still an enjoyable experience despite the circumstances.
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Ok place

It's ok to work there but sometime they give you more work then yr paid for been there 10 years how and it's got worse and when the car charge and parking charge not worth working there
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Great place to work!

Great place to work, good work-life balance, and a chance for progression. Helpful management, very friendly team, and good training. Highly recommended!
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I have worked here for more than 4 years. At first my job was great. I had good colleagues, a fair manager and liked my role. Then it all changed, upper management thought we could do better and changed everything: work place, tasks, responsibilities and eventually a different team and manager. So unfair after the hard work we did. This seems to be the case across the University. Some teams and managers are very toxic and even if you have a good situation it will change for the worse. For stability and long term job satisfaction I wouldn't recommend it.


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Toxic culture, poor management
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its alright

its alright buddy you should go there. I think that its an ok place to work. lots of people are really nice to work with and the management is very understanding and helpful
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Student Job

Easy way to make money as a student, helping lower year students with queries and assisting their transition to universityThe interview process was quite extensive, long and often difficult, with lots of group interviews, group work and discussionsThe salary was low


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Students rarely replied
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Proactive management made fun & relaxed

Fabulous benefits, proactive in training managing and team work. Would work for the UOB at any opportunity. Allows internal progression to all levels. I cannot fault this establishment for an employee at any level. Everyone is treated as an equal and its is renowned that this is made clear at all times that one team is not able to work without another from cleaning to the chancellors offices.


Holiday allowances. Pension. Salary. Sick pay. Paternity leave


None in my experience but parking sometimes an issue
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Would not recommend

Difficult to progress unless you are particularly favoured by those higher upWas treated poorly and poor management Was made to feel uncomfortable and questioned about the job I was doing most of the timeWas doing a great deal more than my job grade and content of job was not really made in clear in the job description
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Great Employer

Respectful management culture and possibility of career growth through trainings and collaborative work. Health and safety of employees are always important and respected in every situation.
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Fun workplace

I worked part-time in the student bar in my halls. This was an amazing opportunity to have in my first year of University and meant that I could meet more students. The work typically involved working alone, including cashing up. I most enjoyed working on formal nights as these were much busier.
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Friendly place to work

Enjoyed working here, front facing role. Good team support in place, no day is the same. Flexi working offered and casual dress code. Overall a good experience
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Very good place to work, enjoyed my time there. Good means for progression. Staff are very good to work with. Very good surroundings to work in. Very good health and safety rules and regulations, The University supplies a good, safe and friendly environment to work and reside there.
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Good quality of work done here with excellent supervisors. Depending on who you work for / what you do there are opportunities to work from home. Every day is different doing research.
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Worked at my alma mater and loved it.

I can confirm that the UoB is a really lovely, supportive place to work. - Good communication, respectful work environment, good benefits. I would have stayed on if I had not had to move countries.
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No good

Not impressed at all. Worst public sector employer and complete disregard for cash flow. Appaling meetings, excessive meetings meaning wasted man hours daily. No where near contracted hours and no family time. I would avoid this as an employer
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Flexible-part time job

The work requires good (verbal/written) communication skills. I have developed my communication skills, reporting skills, event organisation, management. The working culture is collaborative and supportive. Dealing with students and organising events of their taste was the most enjoyable part of the job
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Good place to work

I enjoy working at the summer pre-sessional courses at UoB. The staff are friendly, and the admin team is generally helpful. There is an emphasis on CPD which I appreciate. Some recent changes to the English for Academic Purposes courses have made it difficult to gauge student involvement at times. Overall, a good work place.
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Best place Ive worked - EVER

Everyone who works at the Uni seems to be lovely, your managers always want the best from you and push you to do the best you can, which is how it should be! My manager said it isn't always about having lots of knowledge about the department (in my instance Procurement which I knew nothing about) it's about your skills. Display the skills they request on the job description and worry about having enough experience in the department after - they are so good. If you get offered a job take it, you won't regret it! I am gutted my contract has come to an end as it honestly is the best place I have ever worked.
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Working at Bristol University

I loved working at Bristol University. Everyone there was always friendly and supportive and I always got to do so many different things there. My work was always varied and interesting - from being front desk student support to building reports for management and also assisting on improving the workplace environment for all colleagues. This was honestly one of the best jobs I ever had and I miss working there all the time
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Based on 122 reviews

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

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