University of Southampton

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Great place to study but more training needed.

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Current Employee - PhD Student in Southampton, England (UK)
Current Employee - PhD Student in Southampton, England (UK)

I have been working at University of Southampton

Pros

Nice location
Nice people
Good academics
Good facilities

Cons

More training required & can be quite isolated

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A more detailed training plan for postgrad students

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

23 Other Employee Reviews for University of Southampton (View Most Recent)

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    Great university

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    Former Employee - Humanities Assistant
    Former Employee - Humanities Assistant

    I worked at University of Southampton as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    passionate staff, great resources, green campus

    Cons

    some of the staff in leadership positions (eg: dissertations coordinators) are not the most adequate choices

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Good academic staff, poor management and administration

    Former Employee - Lecturer in Southampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Southampton, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Southampton full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are good academic staff in the university, although many are leaving because of the horrible management.

    Cons

    The administration act as though the university is there for their benefit, and not for producing research and educating students. Human resources imposes policies on academic hiring that are not appropriate to academic hiring (e.g. not requesting letters of reference until a short list is made). Management, from the rank of associate dean up, is generally full of either people who try to micromanage things without understanding the implications of their policies, or their toadies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Council should clean house. Rank-and-file employees have completely lost confidence in the upper management. It would be good for morale to actually publicly dismiss the worst of the lot, rather than allowing them to step down. That would restore confidence that someone in charge actually cares about doing things right.

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