Cardiff University

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Postdoc work

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Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow  in  Cardiff, Wales (UK)
Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cardiff, Wales (UK)

Pros

Good city, good university. Nice atmosphere at work. Good quality of research. Cardiff is a nice city with parks and seafront.

Cons

Fixed term contract running out in 3 years. No possibility of extending the contract. In a Postdoc it is sometimes hard to motivate yourself.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Cardiff University is a good university doing top level international research. It would be nice to see the research funding increased.

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Other reviews for Cardiff University

  1.  

    There are better places to work in, but not a lot.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cardiff, Wales (UK)

    Pros

    Great job flexibility and training are the strongest points. You can leave at pretty much any time and stay as long as you want provided the job is done, although this may depend a lot on your supervisor. You have also strong trainign opportunities with many courses running and there is a Lifelong Learning Centre related to the university for more serious stuff.

    Cons

    The promotions of internal staff are not really promoted and some people is not really helpful. The IT service is particularly bad. the network can be down any time and you receive loads of spam. States also takes ages to sort anything out, so youd better have some basic tools at hand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, give them a course to develop some basics of people management.

  2.  

    Good work/life balance, but may turn into a dead end.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cardiff, Wales (UK)

    Pros

    By far the best thing of working at Cardiff University is the Work/Life balance. In my job I have utter felxibility and self-responsability is assumed since the first day, which is a good thing if you have it. The university is also placing a good amount of effort to attract the best candidates offering astonishing annual leaves and salaries conmensurate with the top British Universities, even thoug Cardiff is still a cheap place to live in. I would also like to highlight the commitment the make to career development and the sucess of several groups in competing for funds.

    Cons

    Isolation, horrid IT service. Services scattered thougout the city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont be afraid to be innovative. It pays in the long term.

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