Generally a good place to work, good colleagues, resonably good pay and secure job once you are on a permanent contract
IT Worker (Former Employee) – IT Department – May 17, 2017
I worked at the University for 17 years in the IT department; mostly decent colleagues and made some good friends, spoilt by one or two backstabbing co-workers and a bullying middle manager in my particular experience towards the end of my time there. Earlier on at the University, I really enjoyed it and had a decent manager. Took the voluntary redundancy in December 2015 along with about 68 colleagues. The top management seem to be going down a road of outsourcing/privatisation in recent years. Still a good career for me overall, the good much outweighed the bad at the University, I wouldn't want to put anyone off applying. Good pension (although the final salary scheme I am in is now closed to new starters). Generally better pay and conditions than most jobs in the 'outside world'. Management a bit too obessed with political correctness, etc. for me. Inflexible manager with compassionate leave/family caring responsibilities at one period; University says one thing, but it depends on the luck of the draw if you get an inflexible departmental manager or not. I learnt a lot over my time there about IT. Long daily commute stuck in traffic through city centre at peak times; wether travelling by bus, train or car. I made some really good friends who I still meet up with from time to time.
Reasonably good pay and conditions, generally relaxed work culture and not usually too pressurised with actual work
Management a little biased towards people with degrees, long daily commute.