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Trinity College Dublin Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Brilliant Dublin city centre location, great colleagues, good sense of community once you've been there long enough (in 7 reviews)

  • Great team of people, stimulating atmosphere, lots of opportunities to connect with people, interesting work (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor management from principal investigators (in 3 reviews)

  • hard to get promotion due to current embargo of jobs by the government in the public sector (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "PhD Researcher"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    State of the art facilities as well as internationally renowned staff.

    Cons

    Limited office space and sometimes the work place can be crowded.

    Advice to Management

    Better office space is desired although overall, it is an impressive environment.


  2. "TCD"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, people are really nice and so are the students. Would recommend this place to any person that enjoys working in the higher education environment.

    Cons

    Hours could be more flexible

    Advice to Management

    Do what you are doing!


  3. "Great seductive experience while empowering the public about science and arts."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mediator At Science Gallery in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Mediator At Science Gallery in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible time, small team, no contract so can quit anytime, unlimited but unpaid holidays

    Cons

    Can't get a lot of hours work if one really needs money, tiring because we have to stand continuously

    Advice to Management

    Everything's great, perhaps we could get a microwave to hear lunch


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  5. "PhD Candidate, Engineering"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tax free stipdend, additional income for teaching assistant work, access to research facilities and research opportunities, gym, library.

    Cons

    The department is a shambles. There isn't much organisation of post graduates or of lecturing duties. Much of the department is stuck in the past with curriculums not changing with the times. Depending on the supervisor PhD candidates tend to be given the short end of the stick in terms of availability of supervisor time, research expectations etc...

    Advice to Management

    Prioritise reorganising everything from the ground up. The status quo always has the department playing catch up with no room for growth. Look at small things like organising desk space in the department, integrating PhD's into the life of the department and making sure that admin is sorted easily and fluidly.


  6. "Post doctoral fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice environment
    good facilities
    instrumentation

    Cons

    things move bit slow here


  7. "Well paid, great group"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great school level administration, great salary and a great group to work with. College is well located and rather beautiful.

    Cons

    College administration usually great, but slow to get things set up when first joining. No health insurance.


  8. "PhD"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Trinity College Dublin full-time

    Pros

    Great supervisors, facilites, atmosphere, research, environment

    Cons

    Lack of Funding, support, grants, college life, library after hours access

    Advice to Management

    Better support


  9. "Good play to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - PhD Researcher in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - PhD Researcher in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trinity College Dublin (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    multi-cultural environment, nice facilities, good opportunities

    Cons

    too much bureaucracy. Any administration takes alot of effort!


  10. "Science PhD Research"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin full-time

    Pros

    State of the art equipment, world class researchers, nice location

    Cons

    Stipend is set for 4 years, difficult to rent or have a life


  11. "Overall good experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Autonomy, committed employees, chance to run with ideas/projects, good Work/Life balance.

    Cons

    Slow to get changes through, some policies unnecessarily complex, senior management don't show same level of interest in Administration staff compared to Academic staff.



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