It used to be a good place to work with a family atmosphere and team ethic but over the past few years this has gradually been eroded with the use of harsh corporate management techniques, such as the removal of incentives for certain commercially operated sectors of the University, all done under the guise of employment 'harmonisation' with the academic departments.
They even rinse staff for having the temerity to use a car by charging for parking when there is no other form of transport to use for your shift start times.
Together with the employment of middle to senior level 'managers' that haven't got a clue what they are doing, this has resulted in the total demotivation of the workforce in the commercially operated sectors, the salary ranges for these departments aren't even competitive with private sector businesses anymore, it therefore becomes abundantly clear that you can't successfully operate commercially focused businesses within an academic environment and with demotivated staff. Training is also badly lacking.
THINK VERY CAREFULLY BEFORE APPLYING FOR A ROLE HERE, ALL IS NOT WHAT IT SEEMS!!
Management, parking, training, salary