University of Reading
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4.3 out of 5 stars.
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been working there for 2 months and everyone has been good. the salary was almost the same market rate for an IT admin. pension is exceptionally good @ 22%. However, buildings and work building is poor with a lack of facilities and also need of decoration. The role seemed slightly pigeon-holed hope this changes soon.
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I love working here but it could be better

Great people but some processes are long winded and can hinder progress. I've had some very short term contracts (1 month) - hard to get longer term ones.
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Fun workplace

Really flexible place to work, especially around studies. Big team so always meeting new people. A range of quiet and busy shifts, and you can pick and choose when to work/how often.




Limit to hours
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Great workplace

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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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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Fun and Friendly Work Environment

As employers, the University of Reading are very good and supportive with fair wages above the average minimum wage for most roles. Applying for their jobs through Campus Jobs is easy and manageable, and the hours are very flexible.
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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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Excellent workplace

A friendly enviroment filled with helpful people. excellent salary and loads of jobs available for students offering flexibility and amazing experience.


fridnly good wages


long hours
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pay below average

Very nice enviroment very safty concous funding for ancillary very tight more contacors used every year my manager however is excellant accomadation is very expensie
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productive and fun

part-time job good hours after lectures flexible good pay different rota accommodates students timetable speaking to alumni from different countries
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fun place to work

very friendly and helpful colleagues, calm working environment, pressure during work is reasonable, - they also have good salary benefits and nice pension scheme which also accounts for future investment.
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Flexible work

The University of Reading take into account that you may be a student so are flexible when it comes to assigning you hours to work. Working as part of the calling campaign was fun, easy and very relaxed.


Free biscuits.


Took a while to get paid, but was paid around the time they said.
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volunteer excavation

An excellent excavation, and a really interesting project. Overall, well run, nice food from mobile caterers provided and an excellent opportunity to develop skills.


free food


bad weather
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Good Salary, Good flexibility

I work as a student note taker. The salary is excellent, and the flexibility around my studies is very good (e.g. if a date was close to my dissertation submission date, my shifts were covered no questions asked).
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good atmosphere

always something new, no two shifts the same. sometimes get to meet well known performers and also other events like comedy and drama.


meet celebrities, good music, friendly staff


long hours, cold, on feet
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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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