University of Edinburgh
4.0 of 5 37 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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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)

    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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    Nice place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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    Excellent Uni

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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)

    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 racist institution...Doesn't matter if you have a Ph.D. from the same university and try to get a position here.

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

    ProsReputation including world leaders in scientific research. Free access to pianos in the Music School in Nicolson Square.

    ConsRacist attitudes of management, not scientists, that run the academic departments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop discriminating against candidates from ethnic minorities especially when they have a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh and are equally as well if not more qualified than the staff that are running this institution and interviewing you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    it's a chanllenging job for non-native employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosflexible for most of the time

    Consacademic specific to the job

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    Lonely researching

    Postdoctoral (Former Employee)
    Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    ProsAcademic life, beautiful city, nice coworkers, good reputation

    ConsPoor organisational administration and strategy, chaotic teaching

    Advice to Senior ManagementSort out the structure and administration to enable the academics to provide their teaching and research functions as effectively as possible

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great place to work

    Receptionist (Current Employee)
    Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    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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    University is Great, but HR needs authority to do something to PIs

    Postdoctoral (Former Employee)
    Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    ProsUniversity and department really mad an effort to promote a good work environment and laboratory research facilities.

    ConsProblem: There is a complete lack of ability for HR to address and appropriately deal with Professors who mis-treat their research staff and act amorally. The University should really address this issue and tell professors that they can NOT do whatever they feel like, even if funding is coming from their grants. Please note that not all Professors are a problem, only a small number are. But they should be held accountable for how they treat their staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake my advise very very seriously and fix the Con I listed above.

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

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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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