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Aston University Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2019

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Aston University CEO John Sunderland
John Sunderland
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Pros
  • "Great communication and generally a good environment to work in(in 7 reviews)

  • "Good teaching facilities, good research, based close to city centre(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is a big disconnect between senior management and teaching and support staff(in 5 reviews)

  • "Lack of fair promotion system means that those who can curry favour with senior management tend to get promoted above the best people for the job(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Not bad"

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      Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 

      I worked at Aston University full-time

      Pros

      Collegial Atmosphere, Loads of guidance

      Cons

      The workload is very intensive

      Aston University2019-07-04
    • "Good for research job"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Aston University full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Friendly and welcoming environment to work

        Cons

        Hard to secure permanent positions following research

        Aston University2019-06-16
      • "."

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        Current Employee - Academic 

        I have been working at Aston University full-time

        Pros

        Situated at the heart of Birmingham.

        Cons

        Lack of financial funding and out-dated equipment.

        Aston University2019-06-16
      • "Part-time job at Marketing Department"

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        Former Employee - International Student Ambassador in Birmingham, England
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Aston University part-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Good opportunity to practice theories

        Cons

        Difficult to touch deeper due to the attribute and duration of the job

        Aston University2019-06-14
      • "Good"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Aston University full-time for more than 3 years

          Pros

          Staff events, lots of different people

          Cons

          Students can be rude sometimes

          Aston University2019-05-31
        • "Good."

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          Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Birmingham, England
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I have been working at Aston University part-time for less than a year

          Pros

          Great student job since it’s flexible

          Cons

          A little boring because there isn’t a lot except small face to face enquires

          Advice to Management

          Provide a little more to do.

          Aston University2019-05-24
        • "Great"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook

          I worked at Aston University part-time for less than a year

          Pros

          Great work-life balance Relaxed atmosphere Friendly staff

          Cons

          None that I can think of

          Advice to Management

          Keep doing what you are doing

          Aston University2019-05-14
        • "Extremely poor management"

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          Former Employee - Lecturer in Birmingham, England
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at Aston University full-time for more than 3 years

          Pros

          Friendly colleagues. Diverse student body.

          Cons

          Management is fully focused on immediate metrics instead of long term. A lot of decision making is poor, backed up by poor data. There is a big disconnect between senior management and teaching and support staff. Teaching load is very heavy, which is excerberated by heavy bureaucracy, poor planning and under-resourced support structures. In many departments staff turnover is high and morale is low.

          Aston University2019-06-12
        • "Great vibrant company who develop employees"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Aston University part-time

          Pros

          Personal development and networking opportunities whilst jobs are fun and engaging.

          Cons

          There are not a lot of hours available to work during term time

          Aston University2019-05-05
        • "Lecturer at Aston University"

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          Former Employee - Lecturer 
          Doesn't Recommend
          Neutral Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at Aston University full-time for more than 5 years

          Pros

          -Very diverse student body -Culturally diverse

          Cons

          -Little time for research -Very limited resources for research -Heavy teaching and admin load

          Aston University2019-04-17
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