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"There's a lot Glasgowing on at the University"

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Current Employee - Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
Current Employee - Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
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Pros

Job security is certainly a bonus. There is a relaxed feel to University life and being based in the west end of glasgow is excellent.

Cons

I personally believe that there aren't many opportunities for promotion in the University. Jobs appear to be awarded on factors that are unrelated to performance and ability. I have seen instances of senior management giving promotions to colleagues who they are friendly with rather than colleagues who are very good at their job.

There have been recent issues where senior management have attempted to save money by making unrealistic demands of departments. This has a negative affect on staff morale. The University is quite large and disjointed, when a task requires input from another department completion times increase exponentially.

Advice to Management

The University is a large organisation with roughly 5000 staff and 25000 students. The senior management appear to make decisions based on unrealistic assumptions without much thought for the long term ramifications of change. It appears that on many occaisons management only see numbers on a spreadsheet and not the real cost of their decisions.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Glasgow

  1. "Erfahrung war ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Freizeit-Politik, Work-Life-Balance, Arbeitskultur, einfach zu erreichen, Verwaltungspersonal sehr hilfreich

    Cons

    Entschädigung könnte besser sein, keine Unterstützung für Unterkunft, persönliches Wachstum, Vergünstigungen, Vorteile


  2. "Student"

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    Former Employee - Student
    Former Employee - Student
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very friendly culture; various challenging projects; nice professor

    Cons

    would be better if provided more funding.
    For challenging courses, should provide TAs.

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