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University of Edinburgh Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
University of Edinburgh – Edinburgh – “My new work Place”

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4.0 38 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

University of Edinburgh Principal Sir Timothy O'Shea

Sir Timothy O'Shea

(3 ratings)

94% of employees recommend this company to a friend
38 Employee Reviews
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    Wonderful place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSupportive employer and, if you are prepared to work hard you can progress. They provide a variety of free training and skills development workshops. Located in a beautiful city.

    ConsCan sometimes be a bit slow moving due to its bureaucratic nature, but this is not a big issue.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCarry on with regular staff reviews and come up with more ways to reward those who work hard.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's what you make it

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat levels of autonomy, challenging work in a complex environment working with excellent professionals and academics in a world leading institution.

    ConsThe size and complexity can be challenging.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Informatics was professional, friendly and supportive environment for my PhD

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWorld-class research faculty and excellent support with regards to funding, career and research advice. Frequent interesting seminars, and a free twice-annual trip to the highlands. Edinburgh as a city couldn't be a better place for postgrad: it's a central campus with plenty of reasonable accommodation nearby.

    ConsUndergraduate courses are weak, while the insular nature of most PhD students means it's lonely at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I would say...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWell paid job (especially for students during summer)

    ConsPoor management, often shifts changed last minute

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lots of independence, really great people to work with, mediocre pay.

    Research Associate (Current Employee) Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    Pros- lots of independence in my work
    - it's OK to have a life outside work
    - great people to work with
    - great city to be in

    ConsMaking far less than half of what I made as a research programmer 15 years ago in the US.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Probably not good depending on where you work in the Uni

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSome interesting work, high level of autonomy

    ConsBureaucratic - be prepared to do admin

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    Resident at Vet School

    Senior Clinical Training Scholar (Former Employee) Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    ProsGreat cultural mix of professionals. Opportunities exist to make life-long friends as well as work acquaintances. Make the most of these opportunities!

    ConsPostgraduate post holders are often expected to work late to finish up once the permanent staff have gone for the day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome acknowledgement that junior staff actually help run the facility wouldn't go astray.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    University of Edinburgh

    Senior Researcher (Current Employee) Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    ProsInteresting work and flexible environment

    ConsPublic sector pay and you need to fit within their rules

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    IBEM

    Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar (Current Employee) Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    ProsGood it allows the opportunity to get exposure to emerging markets

    ConsA lot of theory which can be boring

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    Research assistant

    Research Assistant (Former Employee) Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    ProsThriving research community; Access to world-leading facilities and expertise; Diversity of projects and research groups offer wide perspectives for research.; Beautiful city and culture.

    ConsBureaucracy can stand in the way of academic progress at times; The dynamic and changing nature of research groups can be unsettling.

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