University of the West of England Employee Reviews about "flexible working"

Updated Oct 19, 2020

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University of the West of England Chancellor Sir Ian Carruthers
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Pros
  • "Flexible working - 0 hour contract(in 11 reviews)

  • "Good pay, Kind employees, good management and a great working environment(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "30 and end at 9am so it's early mornings but then you are awake and ready for lectures(in 6 reviews)

  • "Traffic in Bristol can mean a little extra time in getting to work(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Supportive and flexible employer

      Oct 19, 2020 - Office Administrative/Team Assistant in Bristol, England, England
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      Pros

      flexible working contract, good pay, supportive, progression

      Cons

      large organisation, communication not always as good as it could be, numerous staff restructures

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    2. 3.0
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      Feb 23, 2020 - Researcher 
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      Pros

      Flexible working and generally friendly colleagues.

      Cons

      Administration can be very slow. Few opportunities for progression.

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      University of the West of England Response

      Resourcing Manager

      If you are a specialist researcher, unfortunately opportunities are generally linked to your field of specialisation. Perhaps you could look at more general areas of research across other Faculties in the university?

    3. 4.0
      Former Contractor, more than 3 years

      Job for students

      Oct 3, 2019 - Student Ambassador 
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      Pros

      Flexible working - 0 hour contract Meet other students

      Cons

      Can sometime be difficult to get jobs at smaller events.

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      University of the West of England Response

      Resourcing Manager

      Yes, Student Ambassador work is very popular and its difficult to involve all of our SAs all of the time - but hopefully you gained enough experience.

    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Sep 10, 2019 - Data Engineer in Bristol, England, England
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours, good holidays, Friendly people

      Cons

      Not a great pay comparing to market rates

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      University of the West of England Response

      Resourcing Manager

      Thanks for posting. You are correct in that private sector organisations can pay more then Higher Education for IT posts. However, as you point out there are a number of other benefits (such as size of Employer pension contributions, Flexible working, holiday, training opportunities) that more than even up this imbalance.

    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Real community feeling.

      Dec 4, 2018 - Operations Team Manager in Bristol, England, England
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      Pros

      UWE is made up of 3,500 staff and 27,000 students, so you are not just working in a company - you are working in a whole community! A community that is full of opportunity, creativity and enthusiasm - and that is what makes it a great place to work. Staff are welcoming and supportive, diversity is encouraged and flexible working patterns supported. Work/life balance is actively encouraged and the benefits (particularly pension) are excellent.

      Cons

      It can take some time to reach decisions given the size and diversity of the university, however the Leadership Team are committed to moving forward with a relevant offering for our students in order to equip them for the world of work.

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      University of the West of England Response

      Resourcing Manager

      Thanks for taking the time to write this review. Please make sure that you tell your friends about the opportunities in support services here at UWE - as sometimes people think that universities only employ academic staff!

    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great work/life balance

      Mar 6, 2018 - Research Officer 
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      Pros

      Flexible working arrangements Very supportive managers Very understanding during a difficult time personally Supportive of professional development in terms of training

      Cons

      Should have had job re-graded a long time ago but bureaucracy is making this difficult Can be annoying/worrying having short contract terms (despite being 'permanent' staff) and having to regularly renegotiate terms

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      University of the West of England Response

      Resourcing Manager

      Unfortunately that is sometimes the nature of research work, particularly if it is tied to a bid where funding is provided. Hopefully you can transfer your skills to other projects. Excellent point about clearer promotion structure - I have passed this on to our Employee Relations and Reward team.

    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Peer Assisted Learnings Leader

      Jan 27, 2018 - PAL Leader in Bristol, England, England
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      Pros

      Build good rapport with colleagues and tutor group. Good reuse of first year academic research. Flexible working hours. Good training for role.

      Cons

      Restrictive facilitation rules. Very sparse shift allocation. Unpaid hours preparing for and writing up the lesson plans/reviews. Unnecessary reflective report required upon termination off role.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work overall

      Apr 27, 2017 - Support Worker in Bristol, England, England
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      Pros

      Flexible working and good rate of pay.

      Cons

      Less and less work available. Work can be intense at times.

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      University of the West of England Response

      Resourcing Manager

      Thank you for your feedback. We have just completed this year's Staff Survey and will be acting on the results in order to sustain the supportive environment for our colleagues.

    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good benefits, but sometimes frustrating culture

      Sep 16, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Brilliant benefits in terms of holiday, flexible working Really interesting place to work Good facilities on campus (Frenchay)

      Cons

      Slow culture, it can be hard to get things done Senior leadership not dynamic nor genuinely interested in hearing staff's views

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      University of the West of England Response

      Resourcing Manager

      Really good feedback on what you perceived to be the senior leadership not listening to the views of the staff. We have now commissioned a Staff Survey to take place in June of this year with the specific aim of taking opinions on board for inclusion in our 2020 strategy.

    10. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Unfair employer

      Feb 29, 2016 -  
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      Pros

      Flexible working, engagement with other partners and organisations

      Cons

      The university don't tend to recruit anyone without a degree even though they may have the right skills and experience to do the job.

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