Alike many higher academic institutions and roles, working at University of Leeds offers a pleasant working environment. The holidays offered are good and there is a good social calendar. Overall, staff are treated well and staff morale is relatively high.
The pay. Compared to other private sector roles, the pay is pretty low. However, compared to a lot of universities I think it is around average. I would have liked to have received more information about the pension offered to staff. I was automatically opted out of this without being full informed of the details which made me very cross.
On occasion, certain things can take a long time to get done, especially when IT is involved.
The way I have got around this is knowing who to go to when help is required.
Why have some staff been automatically opted out of the pension scheme without being full informed.
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