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Trinity College Dublin Reviews

Updated September 19, 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)

  • Good working environment, good work life balance and salary (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • red tape, no progression, poor work conditions, no benefits (in 4 reviews)

  • Many administrative tasks still have to be completed in paper form (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "PhD Researcher"

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    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. "Easy work but underpaid and with little job security"

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    Former Employee - Executive Officer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Executive Officer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Trinity College Dublin full-time

    Pros

    The job is fairly easy and the work is rewarding. Colleagues were also really good to work with.

    Cons

    My contract was renewed on a rolling, weekly basis so there was no job security or ability to plan for the future. The pay is also quite low.

  3. "Student Union Paid Job"

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    Former Employee - SU Cafe in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - SU Cafe in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    high wage - 10 euro an hour minimum
    clear connections with hierarchy
    easy to take up issues with management
    enjoyable work
    access to gym

    Cons

    some parts of management extremely stubborn to change


  4. "Pretty buildings, dysfunctional organisation"

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow
    Current Employee - Research Fellow
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The buildings are pretty and the place is full of lazy people so it's easy to look good

    Cons

    A terrifically dysfunctional organisation with almost zero internal cohesion - literally nobody gives a damn about the institution, just themselves. The place is dominated by narcissistic empire builders on the one hand and incredibly lazy psychopathic status whores on the other. Central management is powerless and spends all their money on ridiculous marketing efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Your college is stuffed full of status whores who only like swanning around and looking good.


  5. "Research Fellow (Postdoc)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trinity College Dublin full-time

    Pros

    Very highly regarded university to work/study at in Ireland

    Cons

    Slow getting things done through administrative red-tape


  6. "PhD Student"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice place where to live and work. Good facilities.
    The college invests a lot on research.
    Research opportunities, location, work and life balance, international environment are all pros.

    Cons

    Some buildings are old and need to be renewed.
    PhD salary quite low

    Advice to Management

    Renew some of the old buildings, keeping their old beauty though.


  7. "good place to live and work"

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    Current Employee - PhD Researcher in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - PhD Researcher in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good place to live and work. environment is good and public facility

    Cons

    people always be lazy, while still have some harding working stuffs and do good job there

    Advice to Management

    pay more attention to research students

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    State of the art equipment. Good atmosphere among coworkers

    Cons

    Administrative side of things could be a little better


  9. "Standard University"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin full-time

    Pros

    Prestige and connections are probably the most prominent positives

    Cons

    Administration are pretty poor across the board


  10. "Assistant Professor"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great location; very cooperative environment; very organized and plenty of opportunities for newcomers; growing

    Cons

    expensive city, mainly re housing cost


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