I love living in Bristol, it's a great city to live in. The University is in a central part of the city too which is beneficial. The University offers its staff a decent pension, alongside a relatively good renumeration package. The relocation packages can be good also. Staff turnaround is low.
Contract workers can find themselves overwhelmed by paperwork. There is a lot of changes implemented by management but not a lot of support, especially for contractors. Redundancy is offered at a statutory minimum. Internal promotions are not as common as they should be, external applicants seem to be favoured.
Housing nearby can be overpriced and the quality varies hugely. There is also no parking available at the University for staff due to it's central location.
Bristol is a really nice city to live and work in and the university campus is sited right in the centre of town Remuneration is okay and there is a reasonable pension benefit on top If you need to relocate to work here they offer some help with that Good working environment and generally people who work here don't look to leave in a hurry
Too much dependence on contract workers, and they are not given enough development support or careers advice A lot of energy is expended on management change schemes Recruitment for the best jobs is almost never done internally Living costs are pretty high particularly accommodation which is not always the best either
Lovely central location in Bristol, no parking
Fair pay shouldn't be a benefit!
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