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Trinity College Dublin Reviews

Updated August 5, 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. "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


  2. "PhD Student"

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    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.

  3. "Mainly contract workers, few permanent"

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    Former Contractor - Program Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Contractor - Program Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    city center location, excellent reputation and network

    Cons

    Public academic institution funded at 55% from research and students fees so will favor income generating activities with heavy targets, high staff turnover


  4. "Postdoc"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin as a contractor

    Pros

    Academic environment, great location, prestigious institute

    Cons

    Academic environment can move slowly


  5. "Postgraduate Student"

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    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Postgraduate 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

    Working on a self directed project in a cutting edge science field, and knowing that my work is one of the new areas being developed.
    Access to state of the art equipment for fabrication of meta-materials that allows me the most control over the materials I am working with.

    Cons

    Difficulty in accessing some equipment due to timetable constraints, and the high demand on that equipment over a large working force.
    Difficulty in accessing training for some equipment, and consistency between tool users on what the SOPs are.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest putting more emphasis on the hiring of tool owners that can have exclusive access to those using equipment, in order to keep tool damage and downtime to a minimum, and have equipment working at the peak efficiency.


  6. "Physics PhD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment
    State of the art equipment

    Cons

    Can encounter pretentious people from time to time


  7. "Keep you the good work!"

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

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin full-time

    Pros

    - Fantastic research environment
    - Friendly and beautiful campus
    - Supervisors are fun and easy to work with

    Cons

    - A bit low salary compared to the enormous amount of effort you put in

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and do provide competitive salary for your staffs!

  8. "TCD"

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    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!


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

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    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


  10. "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


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