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University College Cork Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work in terms in flexibility but not in terms of money

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Researcher in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Researcher in Cork (Ireland)

    I have been working at University College Cork full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great flexibility, I guess less pressure than commercial companies

    Cons

    Salary and increment is poor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great University that encourages critical thinking and independent research. Good diversity and a host of resources

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    Current Employee - Doctoral Student in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Doctoral Student in Cork (Ireland)

    I have been working at University College Cork full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smaller polytechnic university that facilitates collaboration and interaction between departments. Excellent for research based occupation, especially for doctoral and post-doctoral researchers.

    Cons

    Lot of bureaucracy and lack of centralized administration.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Some great people make it a top university. Suffers from sector wide underfunding

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Carrigaline (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Assistant in Carrigaline (Ireland)

    I worked at University College Cork full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Real sense of pride among staff and students. Good sporting history.
    - Strong President who is highly motivated and effective.
    - Great campus.
    - Solid reputation.

    Cons

    - Media plan is weak, insufficient input from students.
    - Posts remain unfilled forever, no clear timeline.
    - Slow to implement new programmes and adapt to changing demands in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Force Tyndall to brand itself more strongly as UCC and diversify research areas if possible.
    Restructure budgets at the top.
    Reform Teaching and Learning as advised as a matter of priority.
    Lobby hard with a single voice for an increase in the education budget.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Very Good

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    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Current Employee - PhD Student

    I have been working at University College Cork

    Pros

    University College Cork has great people and great clubs for students and Staff alike. I would definitely recommend this as a place to work

    Cons

    There are probably too many layers of general admin in the college. Makes knowing where to go to get things done outside your department quite difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The admin side of the college should be modernized and streamlined to facilitate quicker decision making. I feel this would free up a lot of peoples time and reduce stress levels when looking to do things outside your departmental remit.

  6.  

    Very good

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Maths Teacher in Cork (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Maths Teacher in Cork (Ireland)

    I worked at University College Cork

    Pros

    They are very accomadating and good employers.
    Students are quite well off so a little easier to teach.

    Cons

    Not enough sports are catered for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very good

    Doesn't Recommend

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