University of Bristol Employee Reviews about "career progression"

Updated Jan 17, 2021

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Pros
  • "good salary and working environment(in 36 reviews)

  • "Excellent employment benefits, flexible working options, supportive work environment(in 19 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "There are very few opportunities for career progression(in 10 reviews)

  • "There is not much job security as a post doc(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee

      SRA

      Jan 17, 2021 - Epidemiologist in Bristol, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great opportunities and training esteemed colleagues collaborative environment

      Cons

      stagnant career progression highly competitive departments expensive city to live in

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      PhD

      Sep 13, 2020 - PhD Student 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Exposure to lots of scientific techniques, good range of facilities, fantastic city to live in

      Cons

      Work life balance, needs more pastoral support and career progression outside of academia needs to be promoted more.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      Great Work Environment

      Aug 11, 2020 - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in Bristol, England, England
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      Pros

      The University are good with providing training opportunities and generally promote a good work ethos.

      Cons

      There are very few opportunities for career progression.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Review of University of Bristol

      Feb 16, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting working environment Flexible working opportunities

      Cons

      Career progression not always obvious

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Bristol University

      Jun 5, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work/life balance is very good

      Cons

      career progression is not promoted

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work (and study) in

      May 2, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good and friendly environment, commitment to excellency, various kinds of support for staff

      Cons

      Limited opportunity for career progression, limited infrastructures (absence of places to socialise - both students and staff -, including canteens, sports centres etc.)

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Feb 16, 2016 - Lead Laboratory Technician in Bristol, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good community, generous pay scales and pensions. It's a really good place to work. Most of the department offices are in nice locations around the city.

      Cons

      Limited career progression in technical roles, as some job descriptions can be very specific and therefore limiting. No bonus contributions as effectively public sector.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great environment but limited opportunities

      Jan 24, 2016 -  
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      Pros

      Good academic environment and engaging staff.

      Cons

      Career progression opportunities are limited.

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Very variable experience

      Mar 13, 2015 - Postdoctoral Researcher in Bristol, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay was in line with other unis. Positive working environment usually but not always. Usual benefits from working at a university such as flexible hours. Amazing city!

      Cons

      Leadership suffered from the pitfalls that almost all unis do - scientists are not managers! Often treated poorly by senior staff who have a very hierarchal view of the institution. Certain aspects of the university were an absolute shambles usually down to poor communication, organisation and attitude. Again, as is normal for university research positions, the scope for career progression is limited with very few positions above postdoctoral roles.

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    10. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Do not stay here too long

      Jul 29, 2011 -  in Bristol, England, England
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      Pros

      - relax on number of days off - good interaction with other research assistants and PhD students

      Cons

      - treat people as monkeys - no prospect for career progression - no support for helping personal develoment according to the university's criteria

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