University of Reading
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Relaxed and friendly culture, everyone is warm and welcoming. Salary is alright, kitchen might need a revamp. Management is great as they’re always supportive. Loved working there!
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Great place to work

Great place to work would recommend the collaboration is great to be part off.Fantastic campus, people management 👏 You are accountable.You are valued


Great Campus


24 hour site
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Great place to work

Lovely, Helpful colleagues. Great exposure, collaborative approach, you are made to feel part of the team early on. Fortnightly reviews which are very helpful.


good team


Training can be better
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This is a great place to woirk. I loved my time there and would recommend it to anyone who fancys a change of pace and scenery. Free food and coffee...
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My perfect day at my perfect fork place!

A typical day at work would center around achieving set goals or targets; that is what typically drives me. The ideal work environment should be dynamic, fast-paced and multicultural where excellence is rewarded as well as being a promoted ethos!
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Onderzoeksgerichte universiteit

De afdeling Psychologie aan de University of Reading is een prettige plek om onderzoek te doen, als student of bij een vaste aanstelling. De campus is schitterend en er heerst een goede sfeer. Doordat de UoR een focus op onderzoek heeft, zijn stafleden gedreven en goed in de begeleiding op het gebied van publiceren.
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Initially great to work there

I had a brilliant Line Manager and team that I managed. It was a great role and a super place to work. That all changed when the Head of Function retired. Now many staff are unhappy and demotivated due to new incumbent at Head of the chain. Lots of left and it's a very different place to work, especially Estates & Facilities.
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Productive and fun work place

The people mentoring me in the workplace were positive and encouraging and helped me further my skills within the work environment. I thoroughly enjoyed working here.
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Productive and fun work

It was amazing experience because I meet new people I can speak about Law with the future students and to promote my amazing University. We were great team,helping people to get to know the University of Reading and us.
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Excellent place to work!

Worked at SportsPark, was great fun. Excellent team and management. Well organised 3 week shift pattern. Everyone is friendly and there is no stress during the job. Would highly recommend! Also a very good salary for what you do. University is well run for booking holidays etc.


Fun, salary, organised, management


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productive work place with highly effcient team mates

a typical day at work may come with its challenges, yet the ability to focus on the team's goal and the support of your team mates would encourage you


Holiday pay and not too demanding


if you are passionate about what you do, you can hardly find a con
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It has a lot of facitlity.

the people in university of reading are very friendly. My relationship with my supervisor is amazing. i had good team relationship with my co workers.


reduction with bus pass/25 days holidays/sick pay
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The work ethos and office culture is excellent. All staff are professional and polite and friendly. One drawback is staff have to pay for parking however it is a small cost and university-wide so applies to all.
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DLHE Caller

This was a good part time job for a student and the management was laid back and understanding and worked with you in order to help achieve goals. I wish I could still work for them.
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Relaxed and welcoming

The staff are welcoming and are keen to see you progress. It is a relaxed environment to work in and support is usually available whenever it is needed.
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Office based job in lovely department on beautiful campus with people around who wanted to learn as well as #have fun. Great career progression and workplace culture.
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Really good university, first year has been fun! Great people, great teachers, great support! Variety of courses and extra curricular - definitely something for everyone!
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Productive and welcoming enviornment

This job offers me the opportunity to work within numerous different disciplines, from marketing to admin work with the support of several fellow office workers. My superior is particularly friendly and supportive and allows opportunities for me to work autonomously as well as adhering to given tasks. I always feel as if my work is contributing to the scheme and that I am a valued member of the team.
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Fun place surrounded by many friendly people

Fun place surrounded by many friendly people. I was able to greet countless new students and their family to the university and ensure that they felt comfortable and welcome.
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A great place to work

Every day was different, working on the Information desk was interesting helping students and staff from many different cultures. Providing support for online e-resources, helping out with self-service machines and registering library members. The academic library was used by around 2,000 people each day so it was very busy. Providing staff cover for all the service areas was the start of my day, opening up on time, looking after staff rotas. Organising the workload for a team of library assistants for the day dealing with any problems from the evening staff. Supervision of a team of library assistants (around 10), & part-time student shelvers. My colleagues were very nice people, very helpful and good team players. It was my responsibility to retrieve overdue library stock, look after fines, bills and student University library debt. The most challenging part of the day was staff shortages as all front line services had to be manned. I really enjoyed training new library staff.


Beautiful campus, lovely grounds.
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A great volunteer position

This was only a volunteer position so I cannot go into much detail. The campus is beautiful and there is a great atmosphere.
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Based on 117 reviews

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4.3 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
4.0 out of 5 stars for Management
4.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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