Trinity College Dublin

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Trinity College Dublin Reviews

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
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    The best academic working environment

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    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
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    Great location, friendly co workers, pace of some processes can be a little frustrating.

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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

    Great central location, nice campus, pleasant staff, more freedom in work than you would get in industry, some of the equipment is of a very high standard, labs are well equipped

    Cons

    Delays in ordering, delays in having parts machined internally means projects don't progress at the pace you may wish

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Teaching seminars

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

    I worked at Trinity College Dublin part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Law School is a nice environment in which to work. The content of the seminars you teach depends upon the course you are teaching.

    Cons

    Some staff offer little guidance as to the content of the seminars.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Research PhD in Physics

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

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

    Pros

    TCD is a highly renowned college with a great standard of academic practice and a well respected nanoscience and nanotechnology institute on-site. A research PhD gives the candidate an opportunity to invistigate physical and chemical phenomena, with working schedules chosen by the candidate themselves. The CMA and AML microscopy facilites nearby provide world class imaging equipment for sample characterisation.

    Cons

    With this freedom comes responsibility however, with pressure on the candidate to produce results in a timely fashion for their supervisor, and also to compose enough publications to produce a high quality research thesis at the end of the four years.

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    Good chance to work with open-mind people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good collabration with indestrial such as HP and Intel.

    Cons

    Not good economy in Ireland.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Enjoyable but inefficient workplace

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

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great colleagues, fantastic location.

    Cons

    Too much unnecessary red-tape and admin channels. Could really do with a restructure but thanks to unions etc this has little chance of happening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink management structure and centralise more administration depts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Poor support

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Trinity College Dublin as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    not sure what to say here....

    Cons

    Poor environment to work in, very political, not particularly smart people in my department...

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Very good place for a postdoc

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

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very professional environment. Good university for research.

    Cons

    It's difficult to find good students interested in research.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    research postdoc experience - Trinity good employer, Postdocing hard career path

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Scientist in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Scientist in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, interesting projects, good reputation

    Cons

    little career progression, completely dependant on indvidual/PI

    Recommends
  11.  

    Insider Friendly

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    I gained experience when I was working towards my doctorate in teaching and in the year immediately following. Because I was already known to my colleagues I had lots of support within my department, and I had students who wanted to be there.

    Cons

    As in most universities, the paperwork required to get paid in a timely manner was outdated and an obstacle. Better attendance by supervisors in lectures would give credence to the class as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your adjuncts kindly in this tough economic climate. It seems we're here to stay until the economy recovers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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