University of Salford
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I enjoyed my time here. It was supportive, collaborative, creative, forward-thinking, diverse and a relaxed but peaceful modern environment for students and staff, with a good amount of facilities and greenery on campus.
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Pay, hours, pension, environment
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Not the easiest to commute to if not local to Manchester
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Salford University is very slow paced and does not have a positive working culture. If you want a nice working and modern environment, then this is not the choice. The office itself is in one of the oldest buildings in the worst of states (reminds me of the office tv series) and some staff members, especially in I.T have been around for 10-20 years. They are reluctant to change and not very open minded and creative, which reflects on the project work and slow pace/culture. If you are aged below 30, I would not recommend this, especially if you are used to fast, enjoyable, creative and dynamic working environments. There are some great stakeholders around the university including students and academics who are great to work with and learn from and the company pension scheme and annual leave is very generous, including university closure days over Christmas.
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Generous annual leave
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Slow paced, toxic culture in I.T, difficult executive management team
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Strong academic and research environment, professional admin team supports students and academics. Nice environment, train station and bus routes right to door and set in a lovely campus.
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I like working there, the team I work with are lovely and in general the students respect and appreciate the effort the staff put in. Shame they don't have more teaching to send my way!
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it is a good and supportive work environment that offers a large diversity of interactions as well as activities. There is no repetitiveness as the activities are flexible to accommodate different audiences.
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It was a very interesting place to work, a mini-Council or mini-government, along with all the political parts that can make or break a project! I would do it all over again though
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If progression is your thing then i dont think SU is for you. training for advancement is non existent managerial jobs will go to whos face fits and NOT who can do the job role
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Hardest part of this job is the politics. The most enjoyable is the wide varierty of projects available to work on. It can be challenging as undergoing the tyransition from a public service type institution to more of a commercial organisation, and many people are not comfortable with the way it is changing.
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I learnt a lot of new skills and covered Reception a lot of the time which I hadn't really done in previous placements. I enjoyed working there and met a lot of new people. it was also interesting as I was working with the students as well as staff members. I had also never worked in Podiatry before which was interesting.
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There was a full range of tasks to complete on a daily basis from diary management, budget restraints, events organiser to general administrative duties.
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Great team of people, good pay and good environment in a place that was built when higher education mattered. Times have changed, so jobs like this are increasingly hard to find.
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I absolutely enjoyed being involved with breast cancer research at University of Salford. Working at Salford as a PhD student taught me how to work and research independently.
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I worked here as temporary research associate and had a fulfilling time, working with motivated and collaborative colleagues who maintained communication about shared objectives, making for a calm and friendly work environment.
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Counterproductive work culture. No respect for professional expertise. Worked for one senior manager who arrived, worked there a short time but managed to destroy morale across the whole organisation.
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It is a very nice place to work everyone is so helpful and they try and make life easy for you. the campus is full of life and time seems to fly when working there
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Salford University has taught me a lot of exceptional skills, excluding engineering skills. The supervisors are very helpful and the workload is extensive however, the balance of work and life with this university is great.
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Exam-Coursework ratio
Cons
Timetable
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A very comfortable, enjoyable workplace that gets the best out of you. There was a lot of encouragement and support. Overall it was very good and I would thoroughly recommend.
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Regular breaks
Cons
Long hours
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U enjoy every second when at work because it is my second nature and being around my colleagues and service users makes my day be fulfilled. I have learnt how to work as a team, thus teamwork and allocate ourselves so that all areas are covered. The management is great and always there when one want to get more information. At work every one is treated as an individual and have a right to say. There is nothing like harder part of the job because am open to learning new skills, therefore what l do not know or understand, l will always ask. The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting up with my duties and tasks and good communication skills for the environment.
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Respect time to start and take breaks
Cons
my motto is to fulfill my duties
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I went to University here. I did not work here as it was a university couse where I studied professional broardcasting techniques. This was not a job it was educational.
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A typical day at work would be busy but fun. Learning new things and getting to know many individuals. The hardest part of the job was trying to remember everything that has been taught but that was the most enjoyable part too as I learnt new things. The management was amazing, if there was a problem, it was solved straight away.
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free lunch, friendly staff
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long hours
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Amazingly friendly staff and artistic people everywhere! I learnt life skills, how to work as a team, how to get the most out of my time and also that the University of Salford is a phenomenal place to be.
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