University of Southampton Employee Reviews
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Pros: reasonable amount of training,Decent hourly wage, Colleagues are friendly and helpful, Working hours good for familliesCons: University totally disorganised - you are told one thing but then realise other colleagues have been given totally different information and management change their minds constantly.If you ask a question don't expect management to know - they will just say they don't know and not bother to respond further.No job security. Health and safety rules ignored by many staff Hr are an absolute joke, no common sense used whatsoever and I have never come accross a less helpful hr team.
Band snobbery, lack of support and training, unprofessional managers, boring work. Managers that 'out' your personal information and make you feel like you're a problem. Being treated like you're not important, capable or trustworthy because you're 'only a band #'. Being told there could be redundancies at any time - great for morale!
Good money for not having much to do. Some people are kind.
All of the above
As a research assistant I got to work with people from different cultural backgrounds. I got to learn from them and enhance skills of my own, specifically organisation and time management skills. I was tasked with the responsibility of overseeing a university project. My main job was to organised the collecting and processing data for a collaborative academic write-up. Overall, I enjoyed working with the team, and learning new skills.
A typical day would be answering emails and calls from students regarding accommodation. Liaising with the customer service team at the main campus. I learnt a great deal about juggling a high workload and providing excellent customer service. Other employees were gambling and running their own businesses on the Universities time. Management were often negative and stuck in their ways. The culture is to employ friends or family members or past students. It can be a very clique environment.
It was a great place to mix around with local and international students while working. My job was to assist the university’s marketing team in promoting the culture and learning experiences at the University of Southampton to the students and parents. My supervisor was superb and helpful. The most enjoyable part was sharing my student's life and experiences staying in halls with the parents and students.
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The job in the early day was great working with so many grounds manual workers in the first 20 years then when moved to other grounds the staffing reduced to 5 grounds man and one of them was a grounds advisor If I continued to work for the university of would have served them well for 49 years and 5 moths
worked as part-time campus ambassador here in the summer time. I Worked with the recruitment outreach team to facilitate the workshop. Gave campus tours for visiting/prospective students. I Greeted visitors and handle their enquires, direct them to the appropriate people according to their requirements
Conducted number of complex experiments, collecting data and analysing it to evaluate the research premise. Successfully gathering and presenting an oral presentation with key findings of the research project to senior academic members, clearly providing comprehensive implantation strategies and potential improvements.
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