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National University of Ireland-Galway Reviews

Updated February 6, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "No career perspectives, no positive encouragement"

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

    Pros

    There were lots of students so the culture is very much alive
    Good gym

    Cons

    The management infrastructure was very messed up
    Backstabbing and political games were the dominant sports
    Toxic workplace to say the least

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers to be leaders and promote them to leaders only when they've shown they can handle it


  2. "Postdoctoral Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Highly equipped labs and collaborative atmosphere

    Cons

    Limited to no option for career advancement

    Advice to Management

    Facilitate career progression to retain staiff


  3. "PhD Candidate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National University of Ireland-Galway (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a lot of freedom to get involved in several productive activities.

    Cons

    Equipment needed to conduct experiments may be a bit outdated


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  5. "Agreeable Working Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I worked at National University of Ireland-Galway full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Nice and friendly atmosphere
    - Helpful colleagues
    - Opportunities to take part in congresses

    Cons

    - Working with youngsters may not be for everyone


  6. "Employed for duration of a year"

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

    Pros

    Wonderful environment to work in

    Cons

    Sometimes lacking urgency in deailing with staff and students


  7. "Student Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible working, friendly student atmosphere

    Cons

    None I can think off


  8. "Lecturere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Galway (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Galway (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National University of Ireland-Galway part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great students
    great culture
    small campus
    easy to get to know people
    good pay
    great starting position
    learned a lot

    Cons

    management of business school undergoing a lot of change
    mixed feelings there
    a lot swept under the rug and not spoke about

    Advice to Management

    Work on the management culture


  9. "Economics tutor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Galway (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Galway (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National University of Ireland-Galway (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Supervisors provided good teaching material and were responsive to any queries. Also provided feedback and loaded with third directly on a weekly basis

    Cons

    Lack of hours available for work. Students often submitted assignments late and plagued tutors with excuses for being late. Assignments were sometimes over challenging for students and they were not given a comprehensive outlay of standards expected

    Advice to Management

    Please see above. Be more clear with assignments for students. Give a clear indication of standards expected. Would be better if there were less tutors employed so that a substantial amount of hours could be worked


  10. "Nice Environment"

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    Former Employee - Researcher
    Former Employee - Researcher

    Pros

    Can vary depending on what school you are attached to. However, there is a nice community feel to the University and the surroundings (generally) are quite nice.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can sometimes be a challenge, like all universities. Job opportunities are not great.


  11. "Computer assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National University of Ireland-Galway part-time

    Pros

    Its relaxed and good experience

    Cons

    None really I was relatively happy



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