University of Glasgow Reviews

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  1. University of Glasgow Research 'Associate

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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)

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Telephone fundraiser job with the University alumni office. Good pay, treated with respect

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    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 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.

  6. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 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.

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Better wage increases!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. Excellent Administrator

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Post-Doc

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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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Nince job during your studies to reduce accommodation costs

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    It 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...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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