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Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
19 Reviews

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    Intern: Educational and fun summer projects

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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)

    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
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    Excellent Administrator

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    Former Employee - Student  in  Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Student in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    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 !

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    Post-Doc

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

    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.

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  6.  

    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)

    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...

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    job conditions

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    Current Employee - Cleaner
    Current Employee - Cleaner

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they should involve workers more in planning

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    Satisfying work and a supportive environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Security 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 ManagementAdvice

    Leadership 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.

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    There's a lot Glasgowing on at the University

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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.

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