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University of Glasgow Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
University of Glasgow – Glasgow – “in the office”

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3.7 18 reviews

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    Wonderful location

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

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter wage increases!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent Administrator

    Student (Former Employee) Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementAsk for feeback from adminstration and students for development.Think international !

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    ProsGreat career opportunities, interesting colleagues, and great research environment in broader community. Lots of opportunities to link research interests to community groups within Glasgow. Students are bright and often very committed to applied research. Really great learning community.

    Conspay is not great, very bureaucratic work environment, and there is definitely a self-confidence problem in reference to anything Edinburgh does.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nince job during your studies to reduce accommodation costs

    Assistant Senior Resident (Current Employee) Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    ProsUniversity gives many discounts for their staff (museums, concerts, gym etc), no matter that you are working just a few hours a week

    ConsIt does not pay enough to cover the whole cost of the room in the Halls. Sanctuary Management is not a good choice of the University to manage the halls...

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

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    Cleaner (Current Employee)

    Prosthe conditions are good but the work is tiresome need more organisation i like the job though good salary

    Consthe job is hard too much commitment , teamwork is good though and the environment perfect.

    Advice to Senior Managementthey should involve workers more in planning

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Satisfying work and a supportive environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood management structure that supports its employees through good communication. Flexible hours and fair consideration of personal commitments. All in all, supportive and encouraging.

    ConsSecurity and stability of position is becoming an increasing issue due to re-structuring. This had led to feelings of anxiety and despondence, which is threatening the supportive nature of employment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeadership would be improved with more consideration of personal anxieties of staff, who are keen to keep jobs they enjoy but are worried of losing when they believe they are being deemed dispensable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    There's a lot Glasgowing on at the University

    Analyst (Current Employee) Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    ProsJob security is certainly a bonus. There is a relaxed feel to University life and being based in the west end of glasgow is excellent.

    ConsI personally believe that there aren't many opportunities for promotion in the University. Jobs appear to be awarded on factors that are unrelated to performance and ability. I have seen instances of senior management giving promotions to colleagues who they are friendly with rather than colleagues who are very good at their job.

    There have been recent issues where senior management have attempted to save money by making unrealistic demands of departments. This has a negative affect on staff morale. The University is quite large and disjointed, when a task requires input from another department completion times increase exponentially.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe University is a large organisation with roughly 5000 staff and 25000 students. The senior management appear to make decisions based on unrealistic assumptions without much thought for the long term ramifications of change. It appears that on many occaisons management only see numbers on a spreadsheet and not the real cost of their decisions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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