Trinity College Dublin Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. Great team, difficult administrative structure

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Officer
    Current Employee - Administrative Officer

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people; interesting work; inspiring environment

    Cons

    Overwhelming bureaucracy; too many "lifers" basically phoning it in; difficult to make meaningful change; slow to move; accomplishments not rewarded with career progression; difficult to advance

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to retain knowledgeable, dedicated employees


  2. Postdoc researcher

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The location is very handy. Although on short term contracts, but once you get in there will always be (short term) positions. Once you've worked there for more than 3 or 4 years (dont remember exactly), you will get a permanent contract from the college. This means that as long as there is an role matching your background in college, they will have to give it to you.

    Cons

    The length of contract highly depends on the length of projects, and therefore postdoc researchers always need to worry about their next contract. But this is part of the academic life if you decide to take an academic career. Trinity is not so famous for its science and engineering so if it is not a good place to do research in these disciplines.

    Advice to Management

    No benefit. Poor parking allocation system. Quite a lot of office politics especially in a research group.


  3. Up and coming research Center with some very high profile researchers

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Researcher in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Researcher in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Trinity College Dublin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Small size (so better access to facilities) and being the premier institute in Ireland, funding and exposure is excellent.

    Cons

    Clan like behavior especially in administration and some research areas is not very inviting for or good for retaining, international talent

    Advice to Management

    Make technical staff availability and quality a priority over administration !


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  5. Enjoyable but inefficient workplace

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Research in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, great colleagues, fantastic location.

    Cons

    Too much unnecessary red-tape and admin channels. Could really do with a restructure but thanks to unions etc this has little chance of happening.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink management structure and centralise more administration depts.


  6. research postdoc experience - Trinity good employer, Postdocing hard career path

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Scientist in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Scientist in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexibility, interesting projects, good reputation

    Cons

    little career progression, completely dependant on indvidual/PI


  7. Satisfactory

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant

    I worked at Trinity College Dublin

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great reputation and job perspectives, large organisation, competitive pay, some opportunities, training and further education possibilities, some amazing people and projects

    Cons

    Some departments: still exist in the 1960s, little recognition by the senior staff, slow to change, little effort to improve

    Advice to Management

    Treat junior employees better


  8. Satisfactory

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Trinity College Dublin

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Reputation, networking, diversity, experience, opportunities for further development

    Cons

    Really depends on the Department/School. Some are extremely inflexible, resist ANY change or improvements, and rarely hire young professionals



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