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Updated Jul 17, 2014
University of Edinburgh – Edinburgh – “My new work Place”

University of Edinburgh – Edinburgh – “My new work Place”
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4.0 39 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

University of Edinburgh Principal Sir Timothy O'Shea

Sir Timothy O'Shea

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94% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Fantastic academic environment for PhD training

    PhD Student (Current Employee) Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    ProsThe University of Edinburgh 4 year biomedical PhD studentships (one of which I attended) provide access to an exceptional range of world-class research laboratories spanning many aspects of biomedical science. Edinburgh's research institutes are very well equipped with core facilities, making specialist equipment widely available to researchers. I had a very positive experience here, was provided with excellent mentorship throughout and career opportunities when the time to move on came.

    ConsIt should be understood that PhD studentships offer a lousy salary (everywhere).

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep 4 year PhD studentships, support higher salaries for PhD students.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a really enjoyable experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsStaff members are very helpful, good communication, open to suggestions.

    ConsNot a lot of opportunities to advance.

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

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    Excellent Uni

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNice campus, very organised and many experts around if you are doing research

    ConsEdinburgh is quite expensive city

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPositive, stimulating work, and a great city.

    ConsNo real cons in my view.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProtect what's there and build on it.

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    A great place to work

    Receptionist (Current Employee) Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    ProsProviding service to excited young minds as well as to tutors and lecturers is a rewarding job. Plus my coworkers are fun and funny and make the hours pass quickly. Lots of joking along with the work.

    ConsAs a foreign student, I could only work 20 hours per week, as per the limits of my visa.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's nice to be somewhere that trusts and encourages its employees to make good decisions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSupportive employer and, if you are prepared to work hard you can progress. They provide a variety of free training and skills development workshops. Located in a beautiful city.

    ConsCan sometimes be a bit slow moving due to its bureaucratic nature, but this is not a big issue.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCarry on with regular staff reviews and come up with more ways to reward those who work hard.

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

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    Very friendly and helpful staff

    PhD Student (Current Employee)

    ProsGood access to educational training and tools, especially good at preparing you for becoming a full time teacher or lecturer, or organising other staff members. Also very good at preparing you for different career options within full time postgraduate education, or academia

    ConsVery specific teaching styles which have even filtered down to the design of the classrooms often detracts from the student experience, which leaves the teachers feeling ineffectual and underused. Management have been known to try to screw you out of money for no reason.

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

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    Teaching/Research Assistant

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

    ProsGreat environment, friendly people, progressive culture, high quality colleagues, high quality students, good payment, good work life balance, good library, career service,provision of funding, recently built buildings

    Consbad weather, The tuition will probably be high, many students which often makes it noisy,some books in the library are old, some times students aren't too efficient and they require lots of out of classroom help.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe reputation could be much improved through the organisation of conferences

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

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    Very good employer

    Applications Consultant (Former Employee) Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    ProsGreat compensations and work/life balance. They care about you and your family. No stress.

    ConsLimited career opportunities as the structure is very stale.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Informatics

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

    ProsEdinburgh is a great place to live in. You can walk to work. The working environment is top class. People are friendly.

    ConsAs a researcher can be very lonely at times. Most communication is done via email. It's easier to burn out if you are not careful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more time to hear from your employees how they feel.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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