University of Glasgow Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. Chemist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Enola, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Enola, PA

    I worked at University of Glasgow (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Interesting research and friendly people

    Cons

    Very old and cold chemistry building

    Advice to Management

    Consider a new building!


  2. Postgraduate research at Glasgow University

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Top 100 University in the world with a rich history of producing world leading research. Facilities are continually updated and provide a nice working environment.

    Cons

    The weather! Also short and medium contracts as is the norm with post-doctoral research employment. Very competitive departments, meaning it would be difficult to obtain a permanent position.

    Advice to Management

    Support early career more by allowing formal supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students, instead of the informal co-supervision status that is currently granted. Allow teaching experience whilst researching.


  3. University of Glasgow Research 'Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly working atmosphere Regular working hours Glasgow is an inexpesive city to live in

    Cons

    Standard Post-Doc Salary Lots of people are lacklustern and demotivated


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  5. Glasgow University PostDoc

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice, productive atmosphere. Strong scientific impacts in a lot of different groups.

    Cons

    Some people get too relaxed and passive, not driving research effectively on their own.


  6. Telephone fundraiser job with the University alumni office. Good pay, treated with respect

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Caller Fundraising Team in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Student Caller Fundraising Team in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at University of Glasgow part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You're treated with respect and the pay is generally higher than you would expect if doing a similar job out with the university. There is extensive training and flexibility with shifts.

    Cons

    There's not much room to move up in the role. The job can be monotonous after a while and you can be met with a lot of animosity from the alumni when speaking with them.


  7. Fun, some administrative annoyances as with most jobs

    Former Employee - PhD Student
    Former Employee - PhD Student

    I worked at University of Glasgow full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's in a great location, the campus is really pretty, the cheap gym access as a student is great and there are lots of pubs and restaurants nearby. The department I worked in was full of interaction between research groups and encouraged co-operation between them.

    Cons

    The weather is not great...! Sometimes it felt like it lacked a great structure for addressing employee concerns about management. Some of the line managers could do with a little more formal training in people management, to make life easier and professional interactions smoother for all concerned.


  8. Senior management can hamper progress rather than nurture it, this of course is strictly confined to the individual.

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    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at University of Glasgow as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    An ancient, well-known, well funded research university, Glasgow will provide you with a lot of further opportunities, both within and outside it. The at the lower levels (other research assistants and PhD students) are really great. They go out of their way to help you develop.

    Cons

    If you work with a bad manager (supervisor) it can be difficult to get the core of your work done. The pay isn't optimal, especially when the requirements aren't clear.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be better organisation, transparency and collaboration. And I don't mean this in the cliche way! Politics, jealousy and secrecy get in the way of doing good research. The number of publications you have should be irrelevant.


  9. Intern: Educational and fun summer projects

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Glasgow

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, very challenging work, great colleagues.

    Cons

    Very small salary for summer students.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Wonderful location

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    Current Employee - Senior Library Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Library Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The area, flexi-leave (when it's not an issue!!), good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Some departments reluctant to implement flexi-leave while others openly flaunt it and book theirs well ahead! The poor wage rises!

    Advice to Management

    Better wage increases!


  11. Excellent Administrator

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Student in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Contractor - Student in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at University of Glasgow as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good work /life balance .Good support for student and many opportunity for developing research .

    Cons

    Salaries and benifits .Shortage or funding and travel or for software to help students.

    Advice to Management

    Ask for feeback from adminstration and students for development.Think international !



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