Trinity College Dublin

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Trinity College Dublin Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
31 Reviews
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  1.  

    Loads to learn

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    team building events, parties, lunch outing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    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)

    Pros

    Variety of work, interesting students, well paid

    Cons

    Dependant of lecturers, high workload during busy times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More liaising with lecturers and demonstrators

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Flexible and collaborative atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    Great research opportunities
    Nice weekly research activities
    Situated in city centre

    Cons

    Low salary
    Unpaid extra hours
    Unclear goals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    Postdoctoral Researcher

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin full-time

    Pros

    Nice location,
    well funded position

    Cons

    totally disorganised admin side of the university

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stream line administration of the university

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    I enjoyed my work with TCD.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trinity College Dublin

    Pros

    It's in the centre of Dublin, and you're surrounded by academia. Moreover the pay is good.

    Cons

    I have no complaints regarding the work I did at TCD.

  9.  

    Up and coming research Center with some very high profile researchers

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

    I worked at Trinity College Dublin full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small size (so better access to facilities) and being the premier institute in Ireland, funding and exposure is excellent.

    Cons

    Clan like behavior especially in administration and some research areas is not very inviting for or good for retaining, international talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make technical staff availability and quality a priority over administration !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Interesting but no support from college.

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

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The campus is one of the most beautiful I've ever been to. It makes life very relaxing and calm. City centre oriented too.

    Cons

    There is no work ethic among a lot of staff. It can be very hard to get things done, especially non academic things like booking rooms, setting up accounts, IT, etc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a complete reorganisation of the non academic staff, with a drive to get people to work significantly harder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    The best academic working environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Trinity College Dublin full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The researcher has the greatest research freedom and respect. The mentor and supervisor worked closely with the team to ensure the process and quality of the ongoing projects. The best place to explore and research your area.

    Cons

    The reputation of Trinity makes it a traditional research institute. Therefore, there are a lot traditions to follow. I personally think the tradition of Trinity is a positive factor rather than a negative one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I strongly recommend to study and research in this University.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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