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University College Dublin Reviews

Updated May 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Nice campus, helpful staff, very good laboratory and library (in 7 reviews)

  • Terrific company, great work life balance (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • You'll often meet public sector ambivalence and bureaucracy (in 3 reviews)

  • Public transport links to the campus not great (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "UCD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University College Dublin full-time

    Pros

    It is a world leading institute. The chemistry department is in a recently completed building with state of the art facilities.

    Cons

    A lot of red tape from being part of the University. This is in regards to the ordering of chemicals from external chemical companies.

    Advice to Management

    If there could be a more stream lined process for the ordering/receiving of chemicals from external suppliers.


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, friendly staff, always willing to assist, very supportive. Beautiful campus, outside the city, fantastic facilities.

    Cons

    Public transport links to the campus not great.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  3. "Company Culture"

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    Current Employee - Lead Developer
    Current Employee - Lead Developer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Terrific company, great work life balance. Very supportive management team that strongly encourages individuals to share ideas and act on their own initiative.

    Cons

    None to date. The company is still early stage, so it remains to be seen how things will evolve as it grows.

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. "UCD"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends

    I worked at University College Dublin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -good work life balance
    - encouraged to pursue further study

    Cons

    -highly departmentalised
    - little or no interoffice interaction


  6. "Large Campus"

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University College Dublin full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Campus is awesome
    Access to advanced infrastructure

    Cons

    Management skills could be improved


  7. "Student"

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

    I have been working at University College Dublin full-time

    Pros

    The Master in digital marketing was very hands on and very practical which i very appreciated. I am sure the practical work will help me a lot in my further career

    Cons

    A lot of the assignments are done in groups, so while it prepares you for the work place where you will work a lot in teams, it can add extra stress in college when an assignment needs to get done and your group lets you down

    Advice to Management

    in order to make it a little more fair to the good students, let students choose their own groups for the projects so they don't need to carry the load of slacking off students


  8. "Graduate Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The University is a great place to get an education and has many resources that students can use. The faculty here is very willing to engage with students and help with their needs.

    Cons

    The only thing I would have a note about is that they should update some buildings like they have with others, it gets boring when you have all your classes in the same classroom.

    Advice to Management

    There wouldn't be any immediate advice to management. The college is run smoothly and I've had a good experience here.


  9. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, industry leading professors in the field, good opportunity to progress and improve communication skills.

    Cons

    Not much training. Some peer mentoring would be ideal for incoming teaching assistants. Not always allocated a subject that is in a relevant field.

    Advice to Management

    Try to allocate teaching assistants to relevant subjects. Provide teaching assistant with some feedback as to their performance.


  10. "Post Doctoral researcher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Good holidays
    Good facilities on campus

    Cons

    opportunities to progress are limited
    pay is not good considering level of experience


  11. "Leading Ireland's University"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great campus with all the necessary facilities for a good job experience. The services are usually efficient when all the protocols are known and followed.

    Cons

    Somewhat limited transportation options from and to less central areas. Some areas can be bureaucratic and confusing for newly arriving people, especially postgrad students who do not have as much following as employed researchers.


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