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Pays well but oppressive and poor leadership
Project Officer (Former Employee) –  Administration14 November 2018
I worked at Warwick for over four years and gradually became more disillusioned. There was no opportunity to develop and progress. You get pigeon-holed to your grade and stamped back down if you try to do more. There is no strategy, leadership, or service standards. So a lot of passionate, talented, knowledgeable people who are limited, oppressed and frustrated. I found it very depressing and hopeless. Couldn't wait to leave despite lovely colleagues.
Pros
Decent pay and Christmas leave
Cons
Terrible Leadership
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2.0
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Gradually gone downhill
Catering Assistant (Current Employee) –  Warwick12 November 2018
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!!
Pros
None
Cons
Management, parking, training, salary
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Not for everyone
Support Staff (Former Employee) –  Warwick24 October 2018
Much more relaxed atmosphere in most departments out in the Faculties, not so much in the central departments.
Positions above a grade 6 have much higher expectations and longer than contracted working hours are pretty standard.
Pros
Salaries are slightly higher than comparable universities
Cons
Work-life balance was non-existent
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5.0
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Good experience
Student (Current Employee) –  Coventry, West Midlands9 October 2018
I enjoyed my time at Warwick and intend to apply for this university next year, the experience allowed me to get a taste of university life including lectures, debates and lessons.
Pros
Free lunches and experience of university life
Cons
Early mornings until late at night
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Over worked
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Warwick7 October 2018
Expected to University focused lack of management support lack of support with disability, must be 100% fit can be enjoyable depending on who you work with
Cons
long hrs, No free parking
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3.0
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interesting
Project Administrator (Former Employee) –  Coventry, West Midlands18 September 2018
HE is quite unique and it takes a long time for someone from industry to get up to speed. it's very political and everyone is interested in what grade you are on.
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4.0
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Fun
Recruitment Consultant (Former Employee) –  Coventry, West Midlands14 September 2018
Was fun and secure. Appreciated life/work balance which was good. Good company just not the role i wanted to pursue. Management was good. Work times were also good.
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Varied, challenging, fast-paced role
Personal Assistant to 3 Professors (Current Employee) –  Coventry, West Midlands12 September 2018
Beautiful setting the Warwick Campus; friendly and helpful support staff. Enjoy organising and hosting events and liaising with industry collaborators. Flexibility, can-do attitude and problem solving have been enhanced. Hardest part of the job is arranging a meeting among busy professors and equally busy businessmen.
Pros
generous salary and lovely colleagues
Cons
too far from home thus 4 hour commute daily
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5.0
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Great working environment
Student Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Warwick31 August 2018
Good training was provided by the department of Life Sciences. The staff was very nice and fun to work with. Thoroughly enjoyed working as a student ambassador.
Pros
Free lunches
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4.0
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Big pros and big cons
Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Coventry, West Midlands27 August 2018
For an administrator the Uni can be a tricky place to work. Regulations and information regarding university policy can be hard to find and there is so much bureaucracy that it is difficult to get a quick answer. The pay is good and job opportunities and training are plentiful. The university has a great approach to wellbeing of staff and students and there are loads of benefits and extra bits and bobs you can get involved with on campus. It's a really friendly atmosphere overall, it can just be very disorganised.
Pros
Great attitude towards work/life balance
Cons
So much bureaucracy and outdated software makes administration very time consuming
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5.0
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cleaner
Cleaner (Former Employee) –  Warwick8 August 2018
learnt to take pride in maintaining the cleanliness standards of a conference centre, great team to work with, good management who were very supportive
Pros
free meals
Cons
far from home
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5.0
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Good place to do a PhD
PhD student (Former Employee) –  Coventry, West Midlands16 April 2018
Supportive environment for PhD students. Naturally an individual's experience will depend on their department and supervisor, but the university tries its best to help by putting on workshops, social events, and careers events for its postgraduate students.
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4.0
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Friendly environment
Teacher of English (Former Employee) –  Warwick, Warwickshire22 March 2018
Varied workplace, friendly colleagues. Most enjoyable part of job is student feedback. Hardest part of job is meeting marking deadlines. Learned how to juggle tasks.
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productive
Domestic Cleaner for Students (Current Employee) –  Warwick20 January 2018
Warwick University is a good place to work, Staff members are willing to help you with your jobs without you asking, Team leaders are willing to give you advice and they take care of yours needs to do your job properly.

What i do on a daily bases is clean student accommodation for postgraduate students. I clean their bathrooms and kitchens once a week, We get to know the students on a personal level and have a good relationship with them.

The hardest part of my job is cleaning to all the students needs.
Pros
Relationships with students, staff and Team Leaders
Cons
Going to different sides of the university and parking
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3.0
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Not a bad place to work
Junior Events Co-ordinator (Former Employee) –  Coventry16 January 2018
Large campus university with significant student (undergraduate and postgraduate) population. Many high-end facilities and continually expanding and investing in infrastructure.
Cons
Commute, traffic management, parking
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5.0
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Productive and fun
Reception assistant (Former Employee) –  Coventry25 December 2017
Productive and fun. Superiors and colleagues are understanding and fun to work with. Working shifts vary. Full shift is also available. My shift was normally from 1700 till 2300, three days or more a week.
Pros
Not too busy on every shift. Learned new things and explore new areas every shift.
Cons
Once busy, forever will be.
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disorganized and rude
Lecturer (Part-time) (Former Employee) –  Coventry7 December 2017
I was hired to teach part-time but not informed or trained in any way. Exchanges were rude and sometimes unhelpful. The authorities I was told to contact did not respond to emails, and others got angry that I emailed them with my questions.
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4.0
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Very supportive internship
Intern (Former Employee) –  Coventry, West Midlands7 November 2017
Great mentorship programme including an online course, multiple mentors and well-structured review and support system. A perfect way to ensure students make the most of their internship.
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4.0
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Nice place to work
Assistant, art centre (Former Employee) –  Coventry, West Midlands9 October 2017
Only left as there was a manager who didn’t like critics , about his lack of management skills , he was sacked just after I left , got to see new shows , wet many different people from around the world , as well as famous people
Pros
Meeting different people
Cons
The manager
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Good pay and good work-life balance
Student Ambassador (Current Employee) –  Coventry, West Midlands4 October 2017
A typical day working for the Warwick Welcome Service as a Student Ambassador would include giving campus tours and asssisting prospective students and their family with any queries or problems.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Many applicants for this role
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