Trinity College Dublin

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Trinity College Dublin Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
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  1.  

    Loads to learn

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    challenging and interesting work, lots to learn about people management,,very good opportunity to grow

    Cons

    government controlled makes it hard to get approvals , hierarchy makes things slow,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    team building events, parties, lunch outing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Lab Demonstrator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Variety of work, interesting students, well paid

    Cons

    Dependant of lecturers, high workload during busy times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More liaising with lecturers and demonstrators

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Flexible and collaborative atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    As a student research assistant I had the opportunity to work with an academic with whom I shared interests and got along well, and this made the job very enjoyable and beneficial. I felt like I was a valued partner to my boss rather than a resource to be employed for his benefit alone. However, I imagine this could vary greatly between academics.

    Aside from this individual aspect of my job the great benefits were the flexibility, working remotely and at my own pace were encouraged, and the pay, other comparable jobs/internships are regularly unpaid. These were major advantages for me and meant that I could earn money and maintain a fantastic quality of life while in this position.

    Cons

    While there were many good aspects to this position, the actual daily work I was engaged in was very monotonous. I was essentially doing data entry for the duration of the employment and, while this was pleasantly stress free, it meant that I wasn't challenged or didn't progress my skills in any meaningful way. However, to his credit, my boss was aware of this and tried to involve me in the project he was working on in other ways as much as was possible.

    This wasn't an issue for me but working closely with one single academic has the potential to be hit and miss. A personality clash could sour the whole experience.

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

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    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 an year)

    Pros

    Great 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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good chance to work with open-mind people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good collabration with indestrial such as HP and Intel.

    Cons

    Not good economy in Ireland.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Very good place for a postdoc

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

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very professional environment. Good university for research.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Insider Friendly

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Trinity College Dublin part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    As 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Atmosphere very dependent on department

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

    I worked at Trinity College Dublin full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Situation 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Short sighted cost cutting is a risky strategy.

  10.  

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

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

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Ireland 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 ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    The Genetics Department is a great place to work in

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin

    Pros

    It is one of the best universities in Ireland.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to be more well structured.

    Recommends

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