Trinity College Dublin Reviews

Updated May 24, 2015
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  1. Academic level salary but great research

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Postdoctoral Researcher

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. 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.


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  5. Up and coming research Center with some very high profile researchers

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    Make technical staff availability and quality a priority over administration !


  6. Interesting but no support from college.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

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


  7. The best academic working environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    I strongly recommend to study and research in this University.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    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


  9. Teaching seminars

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seminarist in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Seminarist in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Trinity College Dublin part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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.


  10. 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.


  11. Enjoyable but inefficient workplace

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Research in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    Rethink management structure and centralise more administration depts.



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