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Standard post doc

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I feel that the job is pretty standard for a post doc. Work quite long hours without too much appreciation. Department I am in is really cutting back spending when they have significant improvements that they need to invest in.
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Bsc comp sci

Studied a bachelors in computer science. Content is decent, with a lot of support from lecturers. Jubilee campus is nice, overall had a great 3 years here.
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Full of motivated people

I believe Nottingham is actually a decent place to go to if you want to succeed in finance. Lot's of motivated people if you join NEFS society. So, I actually recommend Nottigham Uni.
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Great benefits

Benefits of working at the uni are brilliant. 35 days holiday and a week off over christmas. Always reviewing pay and making sure its in line with cost of living
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Great team low pay

The team were amazing.The job was VERY underpaid for the industry. The work could be very repetitive but had some vairatry at times.The main boss was very clueless but the rest of the team all worked amazingly together.
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  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Time and location flexibility

Flexible but sometimes unorganised

Depending on who you are working for, my case alongside pHD student, can be flexible but also makes it unorganised with uncertain hours. Therefore no regular pay. But useful for just a bit of extra money.
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Buyer Beware

There is a drive to make every moment as difficult as possible for staff. Broken Software, Removal of key software licences, removal of services, R&T staff have been told their time is costed at £0 an hour. They also seem to pay less that other unis


Nice city
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a place of great potential but under poor management inflicting an uninspiring culture

What is the best part of working at the company?Colleagues and the campus environmentsWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Not very well resourced and adopt micro managementWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?restrictive and fairly autocratic in cultureWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Lots of email and admin. Not much time to reflect of achieve things of substance
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new things to learn, high expectation for new students, very supportive for junior researchers, good canteen and wide range of research area. More room to growfor international students
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Great team at University of Nottingham

Great team spirit working on the Recruitment team of the University of Nottingham. Loved my role and time at the University. Looking forward to higher roles.
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Great opportunities for internships

The university is great in giving you many opportunities for internships or placements, depending on your course. Even with the pandemic disrupting my studies, I was able to secure a couple of internships in the lab due to the services, emails, and newsletters I signed up for.
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Brilliant place to work

Love my job, work with a lovely team we all have our own floor to clean when needed we work together as a team, brilliant supervisor/ team leader.Excellent holidays Above minimum wageHave team meets once a month offer losts of benefits


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Early start
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Everything is great

Everything is great here. the school is beautiful ,the facility is reliable ,teachers are kind and patient, except the food lol. I like my school soooo much
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Wish I had sued them over them trying to force me out of my job

What is the best part of working at the company?Flexible hours though my manager would not be flexible with meWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Unprofessional leaders and micro managing What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Semi casual environment, a toxic culture of unaccountability and blameWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Feeling like you are being watched and judged in my department - other departments may differ
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Easy going work place

Easy going, great work/life balance. Good pay and good holiday allowance. Supportive management and lovely colleagues. It’s nice to be at a job that you don’t stress about once you get home.
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Political and mentally draining.

The university prides itself on inclusion of staff members with disabilities but management are not equipped to support you with their lack of knowledge and patience. You’re expected to work long hours where there is no work to life balance. You will have to make sacrifices in your personal life (your hobbies won’t exist anymore) and you’re not rewarded for the hard work you put in. Everything is about who is the most “popular” and everyone is extremely political. Management aren’t supportive and are barely around so staff take it upon themselves to take charge which causes conflict amongst them. If you are brave enough to speak out about the problems, you will get punished for it to the point where it would be classed as victimisation. They will try and push you out of the job by being passive aggressive, harsh, verbally abusive, which knocks your confidence in your ability to do your job. Even students have passed on messages about how they will not return to the department for work experience due to management. It’s extremely sad hearing that the universities own students who are paying for a positive environment to learn are having the same issues. This isn’t a reflection on the whole university as I have met other members of staff from different departments who are amazing and extremely supportive. Unfortunately, the department I work in isn’t one of them.


Get paid for over time.


Working double the hours stated on your contract, lack of support, political.
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Poor organisation

Its mostly good, but poor organisation leads to lots of things slipping through the cracks, affecting all areas of the organisation. Makes it quite a pain
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Well organised

I really enjoyed working at UoN. Very well-organised, good pay. The staff in the department was always very nice and helpful. The most enjoyable part was the actual research.
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Productive fun

I have enjoyed every miniute I have been at Nottingham, making great friend along the way some of which I hope I can stay friends with till after University
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Negative managers and supervisors

Not a good experience working here. Too many over critical negative people around. Made it a miserable place to work. No longer employed here. Currently job hunting again.




Negative toxic managers
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Jobs are minimum rate, with bonus, 9.5 pounds an hour. Work with fun and responsible coworkers.Good management, the hardest part is non existed.Good academic and professional environment . I have learnt soft skills and know more people from different culture.
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Based on 351 reviews

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

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