University of Southampton
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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.

Pros

Amazing staff culture and great pay

Cons

- Not a lot of opportunity to advance (may need to reapply for your own job, and be transferred to the same grade or lower), not many opportunities for part time work for fear of losing out potential full time staff
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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
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What people like
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Fair pay for job

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Elitist views, not confidential, poor job prospects, unhappy staff, little guidance on how to do the job, different rules for different staff, not enough work

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Salary

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Do not work here

An absolute shambles of a company to work for. The don't treat employees equally, the lower grade you are, the less you matter, no matter how hard you have worked. Management doesn't update their staff and doesn't ask for opinions, because they just simply don't care. A very backwards company and I'm glad I got out! Worst company I have worked for. If you want to be treated properly and want your hard work appreciated, don't come to work here!!

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Company benefits e.g. holidays and sick pay

Cons

Management style, unequal treatment of staff
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Very decent

A good work environment with very nice people to work with. There is a lot to do but the pay definitely makes up for it. What ever job you are handling its a decent occupation and definitely helps out with any financial goals.

Pros

Good pay

Cons

Hours of being seated
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Based on 142 reviews

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4.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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