University of Edinburgh Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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University of Edinburgh Principal Sir Timothy O'Shea
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Pros
  • Most people enjoy a decent work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • It is a very esteemed university, so you are surrounded by high-quality students and staff members (for the most part) (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • The framework for completing a series of complimentary outside courses is very poorly organised and not really fit for purpose (in 2 reviews)

  • Some say that Edinburgh is an expensive place to live (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Catering Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    +Salary rises yearly +Formation and possibility to develope your career +Good balance hours/workload

    Cons

    -


  2. Tutor

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Instructor in Durham, NC
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Edinburgh (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere in academia. Encouraging colleagues. Plenty of opportunities to socialize. The students are ambitious and enthusiastic.

    Cons

    Infrequent classes, so over a semester, it can be difficult to achieve a solid rapport with the students. And fitting a large volume of work into a short class makes it feel as if some is being left out.


  3. A place where to grow

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is the place to be. Great scientists, great people, friendly and collaborative environment. Great benefits for employees including time off and discounts off university courses.

    Cons

    Did not get on with the weather.


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  5. Great experience!

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    Current Employee - Professor in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Professor in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You really get to know Edinburgh inside out. And it also has an excellent pay, to say the least.

    Cons

    As I live in Glenrothes, it takes some time to get to work everyday, but it's worth it!


  6. Great place for a PhD

    Current Employee - PhD Student in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time

    Pros

    Exceptionally diverse environment Great support for computationally intensive projects

    Cons

    nothing that comes to mind

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. Resident Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Edinburgh full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy and fun to do. Can get the benefit of 75% reduction in rent. Catered also for undergraduates living in Pollock Halls. Staff are really friendly and always there for you.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is difficult to juggle with university work if you have a lot going on, but the job itself is very rewarding and energetic. Sometimes it is difficult to attain to students who are being too loud or really like to party 24/7.

    Advice to Management

    The organisation is really good and the way the job requirements are stated from the start makes all the things bearable.


  8. university of edinburgh

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Edinburgh (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good colleagues, good pension scheme, good holidays

    Cons

    limited promotion prospects, more demanding every year


  9. Tutor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Edinburgh (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    a few hours each week, perfect part-time job for a full time PhD

    Cons

    for a self founded PhD, the income may be not enough to support your daily life.

    Advice to Management

    a very good management


  10. Business Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance Good working hours

    Cons

    Limited career progression Pay is OK, not great


  11. EUSA Review

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    Current Employee - Eusa in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Eusa in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    working at EUSA provides the benefits of offering flexibility and a more laid back, easy work load that can be balanced with school work

    Cons

    Cons would be the lack of opportunity for work as many work for the association, thus reducing the amount of work one can do or partake in

    Advice to Management

    Advice would be offering more opportunities for work and advancement for the employee at the student association



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