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

I have been working at University of Glasgow

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.

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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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  1. Erfahrung war ok Experience was ok

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Glasgow full-time (more than a year)

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    Pros

    Freizeit-Politik, Work-Life-Balance, Arbeitskultur, einfach zu erreichen, Verwaltungspersonal sehr hilfreich

    time-off policies, work-life balance, work culture, easy to commute, administrative staff very helpful

    Cons

    Entschädigung könnte besser sein, keine Unterstützung für Unterkunft, persönliches Wachstum, Vergünstigungen, Vorteile

    compensation could be better, no assistance for accommodation, personal growth, perks, benefits

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  2. 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

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