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University College Cork Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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  1. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University College Cork full-time

    Pros

    It's a great place to work. Very friendly environment. Good place to start your career.

    Cons

    Some buildings need better security measures.


  2. "A Fantastic Work Environment"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University College Cork as a contractor

    Pros

    - A great sense of community
    - The work challenges individuals and results can be seen
    - Fellow staff members treat you with respect no matter what line of work you're in
    - Wonderful opportunities to get involved in other things on campus

    Cons

    - Some of the work spaces could be updated
    - Communication between staff is not always consistent

    Advice to Management

    Ensure constant communication between any staff working on the same project/towards similar goals. Some office spaces could be updated.

  3. "good work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University College Cork full-time

    Pros

    flexible work schedule allows a good balance between work and private life

    Cons

    pressure put by supervisor is not necessary

    Advice to Management

    do not put pressure


  4. "Administrative assistant"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University College Cork as a contractor

    Pros

    Good salary and co-workers, good work life balance lovely. campus

    Cons

    No parking , lots of students

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Research Student, Biochemistry Dept."

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    Former Employee - Summer Research Student in Cork (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Summer Research Student in Cork (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University College Cork (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Facilities, The academic staff of the biochemistry department are all very intelligent, experienced.

    Cons

    The department is rather small and funding for basic science is limited.

    Advice to Management

    Pursue more industry partnerships to increase funding options and help students find industry experience.


  6. "Post Doctoral Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cork (Ireland)

    I have been working at University College Cork (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Currently, I am dealing with two issues (1) Design and development of ultra short pulses with high repetition frequency laser source using quantum nano-structures based semiconductor lasers, (2) Coherent manipulation and control of light through Bio-photonic structures in order to understand bio-imaging.

    Cons

    I have done some significant work in biophotonics last couple of years. I am keenly interested to continue my research in biophotonics particularly for developing the optical imaging techniques.

    Advice to Management

    teaching and Research


  7. "Post doctoral researcher"

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    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Researcher in Fermoy (Ireland)
    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Researcher in Fermoy (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University College Cork as a contractor

    Pros

    Discounts using staff card

    Ease of accessing UCC IT applications off campus.

    Cons

    Too many phishing attempts for UCC staff email

    Advice to Management

    Improve email security

  8. "Great Place to work as a researcher"

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Researcher in Cork (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University College Cork full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, entirely dependent on research group, however. The work-life balance is excellent, and there are opportunities to further your career either in academia or industry.

    Cons

    Like a lot of big colleges and universities, UCC has problems with bureaucracy and, at times, intstitutionalised public sector workers.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great to get a better handle on the sometimes ridiculous layers of bureaucracy and a small number of entrenched and unhelpful staff who have no reason to work hard (or, in rare cases, at all).


  9. "Researcher in UCC"

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

    I have been working at University College Cork full-time

    Pros

    Top class facilities in most departments.
    Excellent staff.
    Great community atmosphere.
    Great location
    Great social life with many clubs and societies available for staff.

    Cons

    The parking situation at UCC is unfortunately diabolical. I need to leave my house at 6.45am to start work at 9am! I live 30 mins away! This is because the only place available to me to park is in a car park (15 min walk away from campus) that completely fills up by 7.30am. You see people sleeping in their cars for an hour! Sometimes I don't make it and have to pay for parking on the street. Not good enough for a top class university

    Advice to Management

    Parking needs to be improved drastically. It really is a turn off for potential staff.
    Also, the dining options on campus are poor. Compared to other third level institutions in the country we fall well below par.


  10. "Senior post-doctoral researcher"

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Cork (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Surprisingly dynamic working environment; if you keep your eye on seminar listings etc., there's a lot of very interesting work going on here across a variety of disciplines, sometimes resulting in patents, products and practical, physical inventions.

    Cons

    Some of the university bureaucracy could be a little streamlined. The AGRESSO expenses claims system is a particular delight, and a veritable time-sink.

    Advice to Management

    I think some of the university admin departments are a little understaffed, resulting in aforementioned bureaucratic running-around trying to get things done in a timely manner.


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