University of Edinburgh
4.0 of 5 37 reviews
www.ed.ac.uk Edinburgh, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

University of Edinburgh Reviews

Updated Apr 7, 2014
University of Edinburgh – Edinburgh – “My new work Place”

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67% Approve of the CEO

University of Edinburgh Principal Sir Timothy O'Shea

Sir Timothy O'Shea

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    Nice place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople are nice.
    Salary is above average.
    High quality students and academic staff members.

    ConsToo cold in the winter.
    A bit too generous to undergraduate students.

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    it's a chanllenging job for non-native employees

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    Prosflexible for most of the time

    Consacademic specific to the job

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    Lonely researching

    Postdoctoral (Former Employee)
    Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    ProsAcademic life, beautiful city, nice coworkers, good reputation

    ConsPoor organisational administration and strategy, chaotic teaching

    Advice to Senior ManagementSort out the structure and administration to enable the academics to provide their teaching and research functions as effectively as possible

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

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    University is Great, but HR needs authority to do something to PIs

    Postdoctoral (Former Employee)
    Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    ProsUniversity and department really mad an effort to promote a good work environment and laboratory research facilities.

    ConsProblem: There is a complete lack of ability for HR to address and appropriately deal with Professors who mis-treat their research staff and act amorally. The University should really address this issue and tell professors that they can NOT do whatever they feel like, even if funding is coming from their grants. Please note that not all Professors are a problem, only a small number are. But they should be held accountable for how they treat their staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake my advise very very seriously and fix the Con I listed above.

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

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    It's what you make it

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat levels of autonomy, challenging work in a complex environment working with excellent professionals and academics in a world leading institution.

    ConsThe size and complexity can be challenging.

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

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    Informatics was professional, friendly and supportive environment for my PhD

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWorld-class research faculty and excellent support with regards to funding, career and research advice. Frequent interesting seminars, and a free twice-annual trip to the highlands. Edinburgh as a city couldn't be a better place for postgrad: it's a central campus with plenty of reasonable accommodation nearby.

    ConsUndergraduate courses are weak, while the insular nature of most PhD students means it's lonely at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I would say...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWell paid job (especially for students during summer)

    ConsPoor management, often shifts changed last minute

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lots of independence, really great people to work with, mediocre pay.

    Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    Pros- lots of independence in my work
    - it's OK to have a life outside work
    - great people to work with
    - great city to be in

    ConsMaking far less than half of what I made as a research programmer 15 years ago in the US.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Clinical Training Scholar (Former Employee)
    Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    ProsGreat cultural mix of professionals. Opportunities exist to make life-long friends as well as work acquaintances. Make the most of these opportunities!

    ConsPostgraduate post holders are often expected to work late to finish up once the permanent staff have gone for the day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome acknowledgement that junior staff actually help run the facility wouldn't go astray.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    University of Edinburgh

    Senior Researcher (Current Employee)
    Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    ProsInteresting work and flexible environment

    ConsPublic sector pay and you need to fit within their rules

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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