Edinburgh Napier University - Bad Leadership | Glassdoor
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    "Bad Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues were generally nice and tried to give students a good experience despite bad management decisions.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, a change of principle lead to a general bad approach to university leadership and planning with even good ideas turning bad as they were then badly implemented. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people in higher positions they really should not be in, but promotion is often whether you are liked by the management higher up or not. As an example, a voluntary redundancy which was supposed to target a few...

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    Advice to Management

    Resign before you damage this university beyond repair, as you have had long enough to realise your mistakes, but you have not.

    Edinburgh Napier University2018-12-17

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Overall a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - UI-UX Designer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Edinburgh Napier University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people, flexible working, interesting work

    Cons

    Outdated structure, lots of silos

    Edinburgh Napier University2019-07-04
  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Professional Services Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at Edinburgh Napier University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Culture, colleagues, pension, work-life balance. Opportunities to try new things and develop. Good access to staff at all levels of the business.

    Cons

    A bit risk averse and can be slow in making change. Leadership direction can be poor.

    Edinburgh Napier University2019-06-14

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