University of Edinburgh
3.9 of 5 36 reviews
www.ed.ac.uk Edinburgh, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

University of Edinburgh Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
University of Edinburgh – Edinburgh – “My new work Place”

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3.9 36 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

University of Edinburgh Principal Sir Timothy O'Shea

Sir Timothy O'Shea

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93% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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It was a really enjoyable experience.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at University of Edinburgh part-time

ProsStaff members are very helpful, good communication, open to suggestions.

ConsNot a lot of opportunities to advance.

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

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Excellent Uni

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time for more than 3 years

ProsNice campus, very organised and many experts around if you are doing research

ConsEdinburgh is quite expensive city

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at University of Edinburgh

ProsPositive, stimulating work, and a great city.

ConsNo real cons in my view.

Advice to Senior ManagementProtect what's there and build on it.

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A great place to work

Receptionist (Current Employee)
Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

I have been working at University of Edinburgh part-time for more than 3 years

ProsProviding service to excited young minds as well as to tutors and lecturers is a rewarding job. Plus my coworkers are fun and funny and make the hours pass quickly. Lots of joking along with the work.

ConsAs a foreign student, I could only work 20 hours per week, as per the limits of my visa.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt's nice to be somewhere that trusts and encourages its employees to make good decisions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very friendly and helpful staff

PhD Student (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time for less than a year

ProsGood access to educational training and tools, especially good at preparing you for becoming a full time teacher or lecturer, or organising other staff members. Also very good at preparing you for different career options within full time postgraduate education, or academia

ConsVery specific teaching styles which have even filtered down to the design of the classrooms often detracts from the student experience, which leaves the teachers feeling ineffectual and underused. Management have been known to try to screw you out of money for no reason.

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

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

I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat environment, friendly people, progressive culture, high quality colleagues, high quality students, good payment, good work life balance, good library, career service,provision of funding, recently built buildings

Consbad weather, The tuition will probably be high, many students which often makes it noisy,some books in the library are old, some times students aren't too efficient and they require lots of out of classroom help.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe reputation could be much improved through the organisation of conferences

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

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Very good employer

Applications Consultant (Former Employee)
Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

I worked at University of Edinburgh full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat compensations and work/life balance. They care about you and your family. No stress.

ConsLimited career opportunities as the structure is very stale.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

I have been working at University of Edinburgh

ProsEdinburgh is a great place to live in. You can walk to work. The working environment is top class. People are friendly.

ConsAs a researcher can be very lonely at times. Most communication is done via email. It's easier to burn out if you are not careful.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake more time to hear from your employees how they feel.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fun and cordial.

Research Fellow (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Edinburgh

ProsIt's a nice place to work while doing postdoctoral research. There are just so many intelligent and friendly people you can't go wrong.

ConsYou have to live in Edinburgh to work at the University of Edinburgh, which means you will be suffering through interminable winters.

Advice to Senior ManagementI have not advice for management since I did not really have any interactions with management. This means they are probably doing just fine.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Edinburgh

ProsPeople are nice.
Salary is above average.
High quality students and academic staff members.

ConsToo cold in the winter.
A bit too generous to undergraduate students.

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