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Great place to work
MEng Mentor & Demonstrator (Former Employee) –  Leeds28 July 2018
Worked as a demonstrator helping out with lab sessions and helping students overcome any problems they might have throughout their projects, rewarding work.
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Great place to learn
Production Assistant (Former Employee) –  Leeds, West Yorkshire24 July 2018
taken on in the November 2017 as a video editor, the company is small but a great place to work. The staff are super friendly and more than happy to help you out if you have any questions. Mainly helped edit together online courses but also worked on set to film interviews and discussion panels. Would highly recommend this place for part-time work alongside your studies.
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friendly environment
Office Assistant (Work Experience) (Former Employee) –  Leeds4 July 2018
Often sitting at a computer, everyone would always check on each other, always friendly, lots of uneven breaks, long lunches, very easy work was given.
Pros
Good breaks
Cons
Long hours
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Fun and Relaxed workplace
Student Ambassador (Current Employee) –  Leeds3 July 2018
Really brilliant place to work. Management are relaxed and very understanding of employees needs required for a happy and productive workplace. Would highly recommend this workplace!
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Couldn't have asked for a better job
Accommodation Office Summer Staff (Former Employee) –  West Yorkshire1 July 2018
Great team with a flexible work culture. In charge of allocating accommodation to international postgraduate students hoping to attending the University of Leeds.
Pros
Balanced working hours
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Good MBA Program
MBA (Current Employee) –  Leeds, West Yorkshire20 June 2018
The University of Leeds MBA is ranked in the top 1% of global MBA programmes, is triple-accredited and award-winning. Major projects included:
• Acheiving organisational ambidexterity in global tech companies through development of a self-assessment tool
• Global wine media industry landscape and analysis with acquisition target recommendations for a London-based investment firm.
• Global operations and information management recommendations for an international retailer shifting strategy to target new shoppers.
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meh
PhD Researcher (Current Employee) –  Leeds12 May 2018
It was a quite stressful environment. University of Leeds thinks it's better in research than it actually is... and that is its biggest drawback. I don't think there is enough respect for the researchers, phd or fellow.
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variety an internal movement
Service Co-ordinator (Former Employee) –  Student Education Service2 April 2018
There a lot of fixed term contracts at the university because of research funding structures. There are many vacancies every month and opportunities to move around within the organisation.
Pros
Catering
Cons
pension entitlement being changed
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Great for courses and training
Senior Administrator (Current Employee) –  Faculty of Medicine1 April 2018
University of Leeds has lots of in-house courses and training available to staff.
The hardest part of my job is the sheer volume of work and contraindicating requests for administration support.
Pros
Staff and students
Cons
Sheet volume of work
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Good PhD Programs
Postgraduate Researcher (Current Employee) –  Leeds17 February 2018
Good Support network and learning environment. Excellent facilities and equipment and great access to experts. good academic and technical staff to aid research
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amazing
Waitress (Former Employee) –  Leeds, West Yorkshire16 February 2018
had a great experience. learned new things. interacted with a lot of people from different parts of the world. the working environment was also very friendly and flexible.
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Excellent place where to develop skills and knowledge
Student Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Leeds16 February 2018
A good university where to develop existing skills and create new ones, but also a perfect place where to meet people of different cultures and nationalities and make interconnections.
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Productive fun workplace
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) –  Leeds13 February 2018
This position has provided me with a positive working environment with supportive colleagues and enthusiastic students. It is particularly exciting to work alongside individuals from different corners of the world that you wouldn’t usually meet.
Pros
Positive work ethic
Cons
parking
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Great job
Cleaner (part-time) (Current Employee) –  Leeds, West Yorkshire1 February 2018
Great place to work good rate of pay have worked for 8 years here. management very good also lots of staff training holiday and sick pay learn all aspects of cleaning
Pros
Sick and holiday pay
Cons
None
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Great
Blog contributor (Former Employee) –  Leeds, West Yorkshire12 January 2018
Great working with other student scientists and writing. easy to do great learning experience in more my specialised and comfortable areas including neurodegene
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very good place to volunteeer at
Volunteer (Current Employee) –  Leeds, West Yorkshire7 January 2018
I'm only volunteerring at the Chaplaincy in Leeds. It's a part of Leeds University. I prepare the programmes for the students attending the International Students' Club. I'm very satisfied with this volunteeering position.
Pros
friendly
Cons
no
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Just a student
Researcher (Current Employee) –  Leeds13 December 2017
Just a researcher and so cannot really comment on the employment packages at the University. I do know people who have worked there for over 20 years so i guess its a good place.
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Ok
Spezialist für Kryo-Elektronenmikroskopie (Former Employee) –  West Yorkshire12 December 2017
Could be worse.
Little independence.
Some obstructive colleagues
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Productive with all other activities
Research Fellow and Post-doc Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Leeds,UK10 December 2017
The School of Mechanical Engineering is one of the leading mechanical engineering schools in the UK. I worked onNew and Emerging Applications of Technology and G4S Cash Solutions, UK sponsored projects. I had a great time.
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top university but poor management practices
Professor (Current Employee) –  Leeds2 December 2017
top university, great brand, great facilities but poor management practices, lack of direction, focus, staying on top by recruiting people with top publications rather than developing people
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