UNIVERSITY OF YORK Employee Reviews
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Ongoing training and advancement available to all staff. Staff encouraged to attend work related training. T&C of employment excellent. Kept well informed from the Senior Management team.
Very pleasant place to work in the beautiful and safe grounds.
Insufficient bus routes to get to work
Worked for many years here. Challenging to leave as there are few job available at the moment. One of the most problematic things is that the senior management although new (which was hopeful) have continued to employ and promote the most useless people. Really hard to get on in the organisation. Lots of bullying but it is well hidden. Strong legal department means that any complaints or actions get buried.
Bullying and nepotism.
Recently applied for a Managers post in the Accommodation department. Despite having a great interview Job was given to an inexperienced internal candidate.
People are promoted on friendship basis
Could not wish for better line management. Fantastic learning and development opportunities and in my department the permission to be creative.
A wonderful department and a wonderful team. Fantastic line management. Staff are really supportive and enabling. I was provided with a number of fantastic learning and development opportunities both work based and taught. Not all departments will have the same working environment so good to find out as much as you can before applying.
I worked part time for the University in various roles while I studied there. Everyone was so kind and patient for those who were new to that kind of work and it was the perfect method for me to gain some experience and financial benefits while studying.
Opportunity to support students and academics, administering student lifecycle from initial enquiry through to graduation and beyond, in many cases. Training in use SITS student records software, use of Excel and Word on a daily basis. Nature of relationship with students has changed since introduction of tuition fees. Students (and, particularly, their parents) see themselves as customers and have greater expectations, particularly if things do not work out as anticipated. Time taken in monitoring attendance of international students on Tier 4 visas could be used instead to enhance student experience.
I gain some of the important knowledge during my work at University of York, for example after working at York now I am; • Expert in data collection and management • Proficient in RCT & Qualitative research • Expert in organising, analysing, and managing large data sets to drive research project success. • Experience of writing grant proposal • Proficient in various software programs, including Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel), Endnote, Qualtrics and NVivo. • Expert in interpretation of qualitative data and data extraction
The university was proficient at making its students work to their best potential. The opportunities available were endless and support for future career prospects always on hand. The Tea and Coffee cub was one of those opportunities and the best thing I took up at University. The most gratifying aspect was the ability to provide someone who is lonely with some company. Listening to their stories and hearing about their lives not only made them feel good, but taught me to be patient and considerate.
You have to ask why is there such a high staff turnover. Some just can't wait to leave because of the job pressure, wrong-headed and disfunctional management plus favourtism. The team takes on too many projects and lacks focus on the what needs urgent attention. As a result, poor project management and project creep. At the same time, some of the managers have alienated the rest of the university making it difficult for the doers to have decent relationships with internal customers. And, now there's another reorganisation...