Housekeeping Assistant in Gulbenkian
Housekeeping at uni
University of Kent are a very caring and supportive organisation to work for. There is regular training, and a culture of inclusion and team working. The managers strive to make us stay motivated by regular communication and support to fulfil our roles.
Reception in Canterbury, Kent
Far too many managers, not enough workers. Managment are truly out of touch and completely clueless. Senior leadership is very weak. Those responsible for the financial mess the university is in don't appear to suffer any consequences. They retire, or get paid huge redundancy payments, then return as consultants! A few students run riot, but the university doesn't care and there doesn't appear to be much sanction for poor behaviour. When it comes to students, it's all about quantity, not quality.
Administrator in Canterbury, Kent
Horrible place to work weird atmosphere
Not a nice place to work at all. Some people are nice but in general people are very two faced and talk about you behind your back and don't say anything to your face. I've never felt more isolated in my life.
Security Supervisor in Canterbury
Would not recommend
the university as a whole is driven by money, as for my old department, the management where constantly looking to make the job harder and did not have the welfare of the staff that they managed.
Great until work injured my back
I worked her as a day cleaner for 2 years. Was really convenient to work here especially being a student on campus too, I would go to class straight away. I found out later in university that I have aspergers and dyslexia. The managers were rude towards the time I was leaving. I was seeing a mentor, study skills and 1:1 tuition. I was the happiest in my life receiving such support for my learning difficulties. However I did feel highly disrespected as staff. They booked me a occupational health appointment at the university, a doctor came in and more or less said that my own doctor and his staff had falsely diagnosed me and I had no signs of being double jointed, or having issues with my back (even though I have proof of going physio therapy). I was also required to speak about my personal life, I had no issues and was not stressed. I like to be private with my home life, I don’t understand the concept of sharing with people that are not my friends. I was off work for a while because of a big cycle accident going down hill. My bike fell on top of my body and that contributed to me slipping my disk out of place. I was given Tramadol and Amytriptline to help with my back pain. I was also provided a doctors note and physio for all of this.
I was also told by managers in hospitality that I was banned and would be escorted out by security for the work Christmas dinner party (that I paid for). I was also treated as a liar and forced to come into work while still having difficulties. I came back into work at least 3 times during my injury and it definitely contributed to making it worst. Working here as an autistic and dyslexic person was the hardest for me to fathom. I was really depressed because I didn’t understand what was happening. I would love to sue the university for this. They don’t care about staff, they didn’t provide me with any changes. And I still had to clean 15 toilets by myself with an injured back! It’s so good to know that your work place puts a lot of care into injuries :)