University of Aberdeen Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
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  1. Supporting research

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Aberdeen part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere and generally happy coworkers are always a good sign. So far the cantine has been a pleasant surprise. General sense of engagement.

    Cons

    This is a very bureaucratic organisation, and it seem recruitment is particularly cumbersome. Many rooms are over heated. Also looks like parking can be a problem.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. good benifit

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at University of Aberdeen full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    medium Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits very good, Recommend this employer to a friend? Yes

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance well, Culture & Values good, Business outlook for the next 6 months? increase

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. PhD Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Aberdeen

    Pros

    Well funded university with connection to the various industries

    Cons

    The weather is horrible during the winter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    great job for working student

    Current Employee - Student Resident Assistant in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Student Resident Assistant in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at University of Aberdeen part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of student interactions and opportunities to plan your own events

    Cons

    Lots of waiting about and patrolling

  6. tutor at uoa

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    Current Employee - Tutor in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Tutor in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at University of Aberdeen part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    + easy
    + clear instructions
    + flexible schedule

    Cons

    - takes long time to receive payment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Decent employer, can be hard to progress in non-academic roles

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at University of Aberdeen full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Offers a good salary for administrative roles, with an excellent work/life balance. Depending on your job, you can have plenty of variety day to day. For the most part, the colleagues are great to work with.

    Cons

    It can be extremely difficult to progress upwards when you start in the lower grades in a non-academic position. There is a "promotion exercise" once a year but so many people apply that it is tough to be noticed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to promote internally - opportunities at lower grades are few and far between.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Administration at University of Aberdeen

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    Current Contractor - Project Officer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Contractor - Project Officer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at University of Aberdeen as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    I'm working on an externally funded project, on a short-term contract. For anyone whose contract is ending, the University has a pretty good redeployment programme including professional development.

    Cons

    Office space is not always ideal. There is an on-campus nursery, but it is quite difficult to get a space there. Not all buildings have a staff room and it can be tricky to find a space to meet outside of your office and away from students.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. SharePoint developer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Aberdeen full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good and nice team, friendly and helpful

    Cons

    weather conditions so bad, and sometimes lack of challenges

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Application for undergraduate studies

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    Former Employee - Student in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Student in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at University of Aberdeen full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Admission requirements are relatively low. No extraordinary things being taught but overall very positive experience. If you apply for petroleum related profession it is easy access for petroleum companies

    Cons

    The weather is extremely bad during the whole year with sun shining about 2 days per week. Lack of new technologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do everything on time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. University of Aberdeen non-academic support staff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Aberdeen full-time

    Pros

    nice people, good vibe, flexible working

    Cons

    unsecure jobs, short contracts, decisions take a long time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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