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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. "A few things to improve"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Postgraduate Student"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "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


  4. "Perfect place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "Post-doctoral researcher"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good environment to work.

    Cons

    Low remuneration for what you are asked to do.


  6. "Keep you the good work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  7. "TCD"

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    • 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!

  8. "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


  9. "PhD Candidate, Engineering"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  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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