Trinity College Dublin

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Trinity College Dublin – Dublin – “Trinity College Dublin Great Library”

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    Great location, friendly co workers, pace of some processes can be a little frustrating.

    Postdoctoral Researcher (Current Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsGreat central location, nice campus, pleasant staff, more freedom in work than you would get in industry, some of the equipment is of a very high standard, labs are well equipped

    ConsDelays in ordering, delays in having parts machined internally means projects don't progress at the pace you may wish

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good chance to work with open-mind people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood collabration with indestrial such as HP and Intel.

    ConsNot good economy in Ireland.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very good place for a postdoc

    Research Fellow (Current Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsVery professional environment. Good university for research.

    ConsIt's difficult to find good students interested in research.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Adjunct Lecturer (Former Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsI gained experience when I was working towards my doctorate in teaching and in the year immediately following. Because I was already known to my colleagues I had lots of support within my department, and I had students who wanted to be there.

    ConsAs in most universities, the paperwork required to get paid in a timely manner was outdated and an obstacle. Better attendance by supervisors in lectures would give credence to the class as well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your adjuncts kindly in this tough economic climate. It seems we're here to stay until the economy recovers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Atmosphere very dependent on department

    Research Fellow (Former Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsSituation in the heart of Dublin city is a big plus. Not too bureaucratic, especially if you are a good researcher you can step back from that as much as you wish.

    ConsThe budget has been squeezed very hard. Unfortunately a large part of the cost base is attached to hte more senior staff whose salaries are protected, so junior staff bear the brunt.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShort sighted cost cutting is a risky strategy.

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    I am a research fellow at TCD carrying on an independent research program

    Research Fellow (Current Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsMy fellowship (EMPOWER) is very good and gives you complete freedom to pursue an independent research program

    ConsIreland is not doing great because of the crisis. Funding for science has been cut a lot. There is little hope to get a permanent position

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Genetics Department is a great place to work in

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt is one of the best universities in Ireland.

    ConsLack of communications between labs. There are not enough social activities.

    Advice to Senior Managementneed to be more well structured.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hard work, great resources for doing research

    Post Doctoral Scientist (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat resources (equipment, reagents).
    Lots of smart people, opportunities to teach or take courses in subjects that might benefit career later on.

    ConsNo career progression possibilities for PostDocs. Limited communication between departments. IS Services makes life harder rather than easier. Admin staff are complacent and take months to process anything. Since it is near impossible to get rid of non-performing people in public service, lots of "dead weight" around.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of non-performers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great summer job for a bit of cash and good work experience

    Student Researcher (Former Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsWorked in a nicely sized lab which wasn't too stressed or competitive, had good communication between all members of the lab and was a friendly work environment. Good support for things I was not familiar with from all people.

    ConsMy lab was removed from the main campus and I had to get a lot of things sorted out there in terms of paperwork. They could have done without some of the unnecessary red tape and had better office hours to save me time and hassle.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake bureaucracy less of an issue for students and workers, communicate more with them as well and stay in touch with their work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Important to broaden my knowledge

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsBest and most recognised college in Ireland,
    campus is in the city centre of Dublin,
    connected with other colleges around the world,
    scientific personnel high qualified

    ConsConnection with industry is poor,
    difficulty to get grants or private investors,
    some difficulties are present on the communication between different departments

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop a better network between industry and college with new projects that might interest the industry.
    Develop research within different department

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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