Edinburgh Napier University - Overall Not Recommended | Glassdoor
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    "Overall Not Recommended"

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Developer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Edinburgh Napier University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Buildings and offices are well laid out, equipment is of good quality and up to spec, some venues have nice gardens and grounds. The academic arm is doing the best it can possibly do and provides good quality service to students. Majority of ground workers are extremely pleasant and very good to work with.

    Cons

    Poor hiring decisions and senior management level over a number of years. Internal promotion and hiring based on who they are and not ability to the job. Career path in IT not in line with the rest of the sector, cannot progress without giving up what you love doing. Female applicants for IT positions are being dropped despite great talent being displayed in practical test at interview in favor of people that... perform worse but know the interview panel personally. Poor to incompetent team leadership and senior management in certain areas of IT leading to unnecessary pressure on team members. Behavioral issues with Team leaders and senior management has nurtured a culture of bullying in certain areas of the organisation. This has lead to record numbers of leavers in some areas in the last 24 months.

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    Advice to Management

    Hire externally from senior management positions. Flatten management structure. Learn lessons from feedback as opposed to imposing staff engagement processes on staff as punishment for negative feedback.

    Edinburgh Napier University2019-05-02

Other Employee Reviews

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    Former Employee - Student 

    I worked at Edinburgh Napier University full-time

    Pros

    Great environment with respectful personnel and amazing resources for students

    Cons

    Can't find something negative to say

    Edinburgh Napier University2019-09-12
  2. "Easy job"

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    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edinburgh Napier University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    easy to do not too busy

    Cons

    the tasks are too simple

    Edinburgh Napier University2019-09-10

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