The environment was wonderful, with understanding and helpful colleagues, perfect for a student with an intense schedule. Very understanding if you had to skip a day because of uni work or illness. Great place!
Bad management and badly run. The corrupt school administration really takes advantage of researchers, exploiting their love of science to get them to do mountains of unscientific work. No loyalty to staff - at the end of the grant, spit them out to make room for newcomers. New jobs are given to friends, even when someone more experienced already works there.
A typical day at work would involve filing, scanning, photocopying, emailing and problemishes solving at a quick pace. I learned the importance of confidentiality of duties and how to time management effectively.
Excellent place to work. Very flexible, fantastic management. Loads of CPD opportunities, mostly online, so very flexible training. Great manager, autonomous practice encouraged allowed to work independently.
I have no complaints. My past three years at Cardiff University have been great. I am able to complete my work and time off is not an issue if needed. I like my supervisor, and I hope to continue collaborating with him in the future.