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Trinity College Dublin Reviews

Updated March 18, 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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    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. "great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Researcher
    Current Employee - Researcher
    Recommends

    Pros

    opportunities are abound, good funding depending

    Cons

    less international orientation and more collaboration needed

    Advice to Management

    more industry connections needed


  3. "Research PhD in Physics"

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

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

    Pros

    TCD is a highly renowned college with a great standard of academic practice and a well respected nanoscience and nanotechnology institute on-site. A research PhD gives the candidate an opportunity to invistigate physical and chemical phenomena, with working schedules chosen by the candidate themselves. The CMA and AML microscopy facilites nearby provide world class imaging equipment for sample characterisation.

    Cons

    With this freedom comes responsibility however, with pressure on the candidate to produce results in a timely fashion for their supervisor, and also to compose enough publications to produce a high quality research thesis at the end of the four years.


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  5. "Teaching seminars"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seminarist in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Seminarist in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Trinity College Dublin part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Law School is a nice environment in which to work. The content of the seminars you teach depends upon the course you are teaching.

    Cons

    Some staff offer little guidance as to the content of the seminars.


  6. "The best academic working environment"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The researcher has the greatest research freedom and respect. The mentor and supervisor worked closely with the team to ensure the process and quality of the ongoing projects. The best place to explore and research your area.

    Cons

    The reputation of Trinity makes it a traditional research institute. Therefore, there are a lot traditions to follow. I personally think the tradition of Trinity is a positive factor rather than a negative one.

    Advice to Management

    I strongly recommend to study and research in this University.


  7. "I enjoyed my work with TCD."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It's in the centre of Dublin, and you're surrounded by academia. Moreover the pay is good.

    Cons

    I have no complaints regarding the work I did at TCD.


  8. "Phd student at Trinity College Dublin"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Nice Atmosphere. Center of the city. Control of my own time. A generally pleasant place to work really. Would recommend it.

    Cons

    Phd salaries aren't particularly high, but that's to be expected.


  9. "Postgraduate at the School of Law"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ph D Student in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Ph D Student in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment. Dedicated and extremely knowledgeable supervisors and academic staffs. The school's Director of Postgraduate Studies (Alex Schuster) himself is a very friendly and pleasant man. Academic staffs and students are definitely a joy to work and have fun with! Supports to students are incredible and there are always opportunities to grow and improve yourself if you are into academics.

    Cons

    School's office is a bit old and should be refashioned. Gratefully, this is compensated by the efficient staffs they have at the school's office!

    Advice to Management

    Great jobs! If only refurbishment of the school doesnt hinder the college's ambition to maintain its historical landscape. Guess an internal make-over within the school will not do any harm.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great on the job training with helpful staff and a great atmosphere to work in, the hours are good too

    Cons

    nothing negative to say about the job

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  11. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Good prospects and promotional opportunities, training and upskilling is supported. Its a lovely campus in the centre of the city.

    Cons

    Can be slow to change and move with the times

    Advice to Management

    Value your staff, they are great assets, highly skilled, keep them motivated.



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