University of Edinburgh Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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  1. 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


  2. Great atmosphere, stimulating workplace

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

    Pros

    A great atmosphere with varied staff, including in terms of interest/function (software developers, project managers, etc). Friendly and welcoming environment, it makes for an interesting and stimulating workplace.

    Cons

    Strong academic focus and less links to the "real world" outside academia's walls.

    Advice to Management

    Connect more with non-academic partners!


  3. I was good

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Researcher in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It was a great university to work in

    Cons

    Has become much crowded and the quality decreased

    Advice to Management

    Nothing special


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  5. Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    There's an inspiring atmosphere and a very positive attitude from colleagues. Salaries are good, as are benefits.

    Cons

    It can be a little bureaucratic, with plenty of rules and processes, but the same is true of most large organisations.


  6. A pretty nice place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Work in a small department which has a relatively large amount of freedom to make own decisions. Salary is in line with other comparable institutions. Local managers have ability to deal with local issues such as holidays quickly and effectively.

    Cons

    Not much chance of promotion within role, must apply for a more senior one. Local freedom has downfalls as things that aren't a priority can fall by the wayside e.g staff training, IT upgrades.

    Advice to Management

    A more joined up approach with other departments.


  7. Excellent academic and research environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I really like working in the (Edinburgh University) EU and would love to work in future if an opportunity arises with them. The pay is decent and work load is very manageable with lots of holidays during the year. The work culture is very mixed with lots of professionals from across the world. There is complete freedom on the project that one is working on and i believe that is one of the main reason for so many innovations coming out of EU.

    Cons

    The growth for foreigners may be limited but for locals sky is the limit. The weather may be a bit of concern during peak winter but one will get used to it. There are some racist incidence I personally faced but the management dealt with the problem very professionally. However, within the academics there is still subtle but scares racism.

    Advice to Management

    Please reduce the fee for foreign students, its three times more than the local students.


  8. Friendly people and good work environment

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

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Staff friendly and helping, the administrative staff helps a lot with the paper work. The work is well organized

    Cons

    Problem to get paid alternatively (UK bank account absolutely mandatory...). Missing information on the exact content of the job


  9. Great Company, Nice people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, friendly staff, Good Workload

    Cons

    Low pay, not much else


  10. Secure and safe but lacks dynamism

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Edinburgh full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The pay was great - well above sector averages. Decent holiday allocation and benefits too. You will work with lots of interesting and intelligent colleagues. It's also great to work for such a respected institution. Most people enjoy a decent work-life balance. There are some amazing researchers working there who are truly inspiring.

    Cons

    The place is riddled with politics which can get in the way of work getting done. Because it is so large a real silo culture has emerged which means there is a lot of duplication and poor communication. Some jobs and departments can seem quite pointless. It is very difficult to change amything so if you are motivated and creative you will not find this a stimulating environment.


  11. Good Place

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

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

    Pros

    Good Place to work on a in-between job nice people

    Cons

    Not the best management they need to invest more time in the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Need more staff development



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