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National University of Ireland-Galway Reviews

Updated August 19, 2017
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National University of Ireland-Galway President James J. Browne
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Pros
  • Part time work, 3 hours teaching a week plus prep for those classes (in 2 reviews)

  • Helpful staff, a wide range of instruments and nice labs (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • However have good opportunities to step into other roles outside of core skill and many people do this as form of career advancement (in 2 reviews)

  • No benefits, but I'm a temp so that is to be expected (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Good when you work hard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National University of Ireland-Galway full-time

    Pros

    Personal, fun, dynamic, diverse, Small

    Cons

    Limited resources , it was difficult to get As

    Advice to Management

    More funding and more internship guidance after college


  2. 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

  3. "Depends on your ambition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at National University of Ireland-Galway full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangements particularly for parents

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunity for most employees. Nepotism is rife.

    Advice to Management

    Open your ears and listen to your staff


  4. "Business Information Systems"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Hardworking, Leadership, Lean Principles, Scholarship Student

    Cons

    Perfectionist, do not like having working incomplete or incorrect


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of progress opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very good work-life balance, some very smart people work there, an opportunity to travel the World if you are publishing.

    Cons

    It doesn't really matter how hard you work - promotions are often not based on individual performance but on other factors.


  6. "A bit disappiting-over rated"

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Galway (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Researcher in Galway (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Passionate people in some case (a lot of egos!!).

    Cons

    I joined the University thinking that people would be driven by research, innovation etc. Unfortunately the people I worked with were lazy, clock watching and were always complaining. This is money funded by the government for research to ultimately create new jobs. There should be vigilant monitoring by external auditors where money is spent and all money should be accounted for. Admittedly this is only a snap shot and there are some amazing passionate people working there. Do your research before joining.

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking of your own progression. Nurture and coach your staff, think of others needs not just your own, Introduce appraisals, pay appropriate bonuses to staff that are contributing more, keep good staff. Operate like a business, company. on a different note...it is difficult to sell equipment between departments. Introduce an ebay like system to sell second-hand equipment across depts. Change policies-anything is possible! Think outside the box.


  7. "It's fine depending on your dept"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible
    Interesting work
    Mix of internal/external

    Cons

    Politics
    Lack of resources
    Low salary
    Occasional weekend work

    Advice to Management

    Properly resource departments

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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


  9. "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


  10. "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


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