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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. "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


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "A few things to improve"

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and great work environment

    Cons

    No proper place to have meals
    Not enough technical support for researchers

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "Perfect place"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working conditions and friendly staff

    Cons

    Crowded place amid the city centre

    Advice to Management

    Help in accomodation


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