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Robert Gordon University Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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  1. "Lecturer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Gordon University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Independent work environment. No undue interference in one work

    Cons

    In the School of Computing, teaching staff are expected to do most of the administration work, leaving whatever time to teach. Teaching load is extremely high with the result that this looks like a primary school with unpaid overtime. Research is not encouraged. Pleasing students is of utmost importance. Almost every day, you get emails asking to to do this...., do that....., So if you want to teach and do all sorts of admin job , Welcome!

    Advice to Management

    People are stressed. Several staff left in 2016. A few took stress leave, a few I learned vigorously searching for jobs elsewhere. Please wake up and see the mess. Its enough flogging us.


  2. "PhD Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Gordon University full-time

    Pros

    The finance department regarding the payment of fees are excellent and they actually empathise with students.

    Cons

    The University is only good at going to developing countries to hunt for students and when they arrive Aberdeen to begin study- the supervisors who have all the prefix and suffix to their names ignore these students.
    I am yet to find out why they still travel to countries like Nigeria and India looking for students. It is beyond me.

    Advice to Management

    International students should be allocated to lectures or suppervisors who are patient enough to listen. The staff took up a contract to impact knowledge and teach individuals/ students.
    Student on the other hand took up a contact to learn and broaden their horizons - if they were custodians of knowledge they would not pay £35,000 or travel miles away to achieve this aim.
    At the moment it is one sided because supervisors claim that their English is poor and it makes it impossible for their thesis to be read.
    Forcing them to get proofreaders online exposing these students to plagiarism.
    The international student currently in Rgu are suffering.

  3. "Great Place to Work"

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good work environment, and good support. The university is newly built and feels good to be in. A really lovely place

    Cons

    To be honest, I cannot think of any disadvantage. I guess if you work with great people its hard to find a problem in the system

    Advice to Management

    Keep giving staff as much support and staff will continue to be happy. I will say well done for being a good employer


  4. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Gordon University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to work on your own projects

    Cons

    Not good at research.


  5. "Anonymous"

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

    I worked at Robert Gordon University full-time

    Pros

    People who you work with

    Cons

    Management have no idea how to run a estates department

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who do the job


  6. "Sport Scholar Assessor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Physiotherapist in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Physiotherapist in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Gordon University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very accommodating staff, amazing facilities in the sports building and I know they have recently redone the site at Garthdee campus

    Cons

    Aberdeen is cold that's really about is, there were not really any cons to speak of. It was a brief experience but I had a blast


  7. "Great colleagues, bad politics..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great colleagues to work with

    Cons

    Politics, people being indespensible due to being on committees rather than merit

    Advice to Management

    Should engage with staff at all levels for feedback!

  8. "Masters degree"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Robert Gordon University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Industry relevant education, diversy subject, good teaching staff

    Cons

    A bit slow and cumbersome organization and admistration


  9. "Not a good place if you are talented"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    you will have freedom on what you are going to do

    Cons

    Limited number of field in computer
    less organise place
    lack of knowledgable staff


  10. "Good but problems"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lecturer
    Former Employee - Lecturer
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Robert Gordon University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good campus, nice teaching and research balance. Offices good, benefits ok

    Cons

    Pressure too pass poor performing students. Salaries ok but low for Aberdeen

    Advice to Management

    None


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