University of Southampton
Happiness score is 64 out of 100
4.2 out of 5 stars.
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About the company

  • Founded
  • Company size
    1,001 to 5,000
  • Revenue
    £75m to £365m (GBP)
  • Industry
    Colleges & Universities
  • Link
    University of Southampton website
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Scientific Research & Development

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Salary estimated from 8.8K employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed.

Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 141 reviews and is evolving.



Coord in Manchester City Centre, Greater Manchester
on 10 April 2022
Was a very fun place to work as a student. Staff are always on hand to help and work environment was always positive even during more stressful times.
I worked during the covid era so was working remotely from home. Started in the morning at 9 finished at 5. Management were very helpful and supportive in regards to mental health and any issues of work Overall pay was good and really was a positive work environment.
Administrator in Southampton
on 8 April 2022
The university has great benefits such as a pension scheme, great pay, and parking. Only downsides are the fixed term contracts that lead you to reapplying for your own job, and not much chance to advance. Also leaving you unable to keep the job if you need to reduce your hours as they fear they may lose the ability to rehire full time members.
Administrator in Southampton
on 9 March 2022
Corrosive and Demoralising Workplace
I have never worked for a more poorly run and discouraging company. There is no way to progress unless you are an academic, you need to apply for a completely different job, and as you not encouraged to expand your skills beyond your station you are unlikely to succeed in those attempts. I have been bullied, and gaslit while working here, and my mental health and wellbeing could not have been much worse. To summarise I DO NOT recommend this company to work for, not even on my worst enemy
Lab Technician in Southampton
on 8 March 2022
Lab Technician
Worked as lab technician for a immunotherapy/ cancer research group. Good potential to do well, however progress is slow and there is a lot of repetition with tasks.
Administration Assistant in Highfield, Hampshire
on 10 February 2022
Productive and fun. Lots of interaction and learning new things everyday.
Colleagues were so friendly and approachable. Very professional and diverse. Was a busy but fun job. Always something to do and learn. Lots of variety in the job role. Office, on site, different buildings, visit days etc

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Interview insights

Insights from 64 Indeed users who have interviewed with University of Southampton within the last 5 years.

Favourable experience
Interview is average
Process takes about two weeks

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Explain a time when you had to be flexible

Shared on 14 March 2022

Practical scenarios are given, you must be able to discuss what you would do in that situation and be able to answer questions etc

Shared on 9 September 2019

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