University of Reading
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Worked for 4 years as a research assistant. Friendly environment, great colleagues and supervisors. Didn't have to deal with HR too much at the time so cannot comment on that aspect
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Very Convenient

Perfect job for you if you are a student at Reading university. Very good job as it related to the course you are taking, recommended if you are interested in teaching.
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Great team spirit

Interesting variety of role and responsibilities, some degree of flexibility and ability to prioritise workload. Great team spirit and communal approach to achieve targets. Everyone driven to do well and provide an excellent service.


Ability to directly help with student learning


Management structures unclear
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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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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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Productive and lively place to work

It is one of the best locations to work in the UK due to the proximity to London. As a student, l enjoyed participating in students' activities such as open day and graduation
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fun and friendly workplace

Great opportunity for getting hands-on experience and adding on your CV. Friendly technicians and managers. They provide a pretty good payment for a student.
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No and again no!

I have work for University of Reading in a catering-hospitality department for good few years,and everything I can say do not even start!!!.Is runing down and down,they never have enough people,payment if small,all wais busy.Manager of department is constantly lie, make u work extra hours,Is terrible!!!No and no ever again.


bad management
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Relaxed and Supportive

I had the opportunity to mentor students in a wide variety of ways during my degree.There was always something to help with, and it was clear that they care a lot about their student community.


Consistent support, flexible working hours


Positions only lasted a few months
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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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Motivating and Caring Environment

Working as a Student Ambassador eventually became a significant part of my routine but consistently offered me the chance to dictate what I could and could not attend or contribute to.


Engaging environments, treated as a valuable asset, positive contributions.


Long days, some high-pressure moments
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Long hours and fun environment

I gained a lot of lab experience from working in the microbiology lab. All the staff and PhD students were helpful and were open to answering any questions.
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Erasmus Placement Trainee

My time at Reading was immensely important to my decision in furthering my studies in the field of Meteorology and Climatology. My main duty was the reviewing of the relevant literature concerning optimal calibration methods of rainfall estimation algorithms and revisiting the methodology already applied in the TAMSAT Research Group.
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Fun and educational

I volunteered within the University of Reading Cole Museum of Zoology, providing tours and assistance to fellow students when their modules involved seeking information within the museum. My social skills would also be applicable to extracurricular opportunities or events such as social gatherings or specialist functions.


Calm environment


Infrequent hours
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Excellent placement research project.

Very formative and interesting placement. Staff and employees taught me a lot throughout the summer and were especially patient and friendly when dealing with questions and group work.
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Academic environment

My experience in University of reading is a unique. I found it useful and inspiring. I have been a PhD student since 2014 and at the mean time, I worked in tutoring, marking and invigilating.
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supportive work place

Typical day at work involved greeting parents and prospective student and answering any question they may have, whilst also trying the encourage them to apply for the university. Days could also include meeting students that have applied for the university and helping them through a day at the university.
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Goof experience especially for students who are looking to earn some extra money whilst gaining skills in a comfortable environment. Would highly recommend
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Productive and friendly workplace

My job required me calling alumni and update their contact information, studies, careers' information and to update them about any new project going on on campus and to ask for funds to promote them.


Good for communication skills


late evening shifts right after lectures
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Review of Bars Reading

Working for bars has been my favourite role of employment todate, and am sad to have to leave, due to leaving Reading. There was never a shift I disliked, although some shifts were slower than others and some particulary busyand face paced, it was the people who I worked with and the people I worked for that made me enjoy this job so much. I would highly recommend this job to any reading university student. The hardest part of the job is the work/Uni balance but as managemnt understand you are there to be at university they are often very accomadating.


great staff


drunk students
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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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