Trinity College Dublin Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. Great team, difficult administrative structure

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    Current Employee - Administrative Officer
    Current Employee - Administrative Officer

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people; interesting work; inspiring environment

    Cons

    Overwhelming bureaucracy; too many "lifers" basically phoning it in; difficult to make meaningful change; slow to move; accomplishments not rewarded with career progression; difficult to advance

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to retain knowledgeable, dedicated employees

  2. Trinity College Dublin

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trinity College Dublin

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    young staff, innovative, busy, cite centre location

    Cons

    red tape, no progression, poor work conditions, no benefits

  3. Love the workplace!

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Researcher in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Trinity College Dublin

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Get to learn a lot about research and always stay at the front line! Met many intelligent talented people. It's great if you like to work at your own initiative and your own pace.

    Cons

    The challenge I met was that you have to really 'focus' on your research and get into a minute level and be able discuss like you know it all.

    Advice to Management

    Love it, no complaints!

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  5. Phd student at Trinity College Dublin

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice Atmosphere. Center of the city. Control of my own time. A generally pleasant place to work really. Would recommend it.

    Cons

    Phd salaries aren't particularly high, but that's to be expected.

  6. Loads to learn

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    Current Contractor - Analyst in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Contractor - Analyst in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    challenging and interesting work, lots to learn about people management,,very good opportunity to grow

    Cons

    government controlled makes it hard to get approvals , hierarchy makes things slow,

    Advice to Management

    team building events, parties, lunch outing

  7. Lab Demonstrator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Variety of work, interesting students, well paid

    Cons

    Dependant of lecturers, high workload during busy times

    Advice to Management

    More liaising with lecturers and demonstrators

  8. Postdoc researcher

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The location is very handy. Although on short term contracts, but once you get in there will always be (short term) positions. Once you've worked there for more than 3 or 4 years (dont remember exactly), you will get a permanent contract from the college. This means that as long as there is an role matching your background in college, they will have to give it to you.

    Cons

    The length of contract highly depends on the length of projects, and therefore postdoc researchers always need to worry about their next contract. But this is part of the academic life if you decide to take an academic career. Trinity is not so famous for its science and engineering so if it is not a good place to do research in these disciplines.

    Advice to Management

    No benefit. Poor parking allocation system. Quite a lot of office politics especially in a research group.

  9. Flexible and collaborative atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    As a student research assistant I had the opportunity to work with an academic with whom I shared interests and got along well, and this made the job very enjoyable and beneficial. I felt like I was a valued partner to my boss rather than a resource to be employed for his benefit alone. However, I imagine this could vary greatly between academics.

    Aside from this individual aspect of my job the great benefits were the flexibility, working remotely and at my own pace were encouraged, and the pay, other comparable jobs/internships are regularly unpaid. These were major advantages for me and meant that I could earn money and maintain a fantastic quality of life while in this position.

    Cons

    While there were many good aspects to this position, the actual daily work I was engaged in was very monotonous. I was essentially doing data entry for the duration of the employment and, while this was pleasantly stress free, it meant that I wasn't challenged or didn't progress my skills in any meaningful way. However, to his credit, my boss was aware of this and tried to involve me in the project he was working on in other ways as much as was possible.

    This wasn't an issue for me but working closely with one single academic has the potential to be hit and miss. A personality clash could sour the whole experience.

  10. Academic level salary but great research

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great research opportunities
    Nice weekly research activities
    Situated in city centre

    Cons

    Low salary
    Unpaid extra hours
    Unclear goals

  11. Postdoctoral Researcher

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice location,
    well funded position

    Cons

    totally disorganised admin side of the university

    Advice to Management

    stream line administration of the university

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