Cardiff University

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Fixed term contgract uncertainty

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Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Cardiff, Wales (UK)
Current Employee - Research Associate in Cardiff, Wales (UK)

Pros

big emplyer where everybody is threated with respect

Cons

Research Associates work on fixed term contract and are expected to go when the project ends. This help keep the cost employers low.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

none

No opinion of CEO

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    Postdoc work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    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.

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