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University of Aberdeen Reviews

Updated May 29, 2017
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  1. "Demonstrator"

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    Current Employee - Student Demonstrator in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Student Demonstrator in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For every 2 hours spent in class another 30 minutes are paid for preparation.

    Cons

    If you enjoy working with people, there are no drawbacks. Students are cool and usually, there's not direct supervision of lecturers.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage students to use demontrators' services more.


  2. "Information Assistant"

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

    Pros

    Excellent work load, great team to work with. Very good job for students seeking to work in the evening or at weekends.

    Cons

    There can be times where the work load is too little as there are a lot of staff

  3. "CAD teacher"

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

    I have been working at University of Aberdeen full-time

    Pros

    Good respect between colleagues and provided great care in terms of workload to be able to manage the research work that you wish to undertake at the university facilities.

    Cons

    The machinery in the labs, especially in engineering does not function and very hard to get a hold of. There is only one workshop and sometimes to get a hold of a specific build request is difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Please fix the machinery in the engineering department and please employ competent lecturers that know the ins and outs of the subject, as opposed to someone who thinks they know but gets super negative feedback during exams


  4. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at University of Aberdeen part-time

    Pros

    - Colleagues are pleasant to work with across the board, support staff, academic staff and management alike
    - Management are very approachable and considerate towards employees
    - King's College campus is physically a pleasant place to work with many different food outlets and pristine facilities
    - Great staff benefits including USS/UASLAS pension, free gym membership worth roughly £300, library access and a number of discounts and offers
    - A true "equal opportunities" employer; staff are very diverse

    Cons

    - The IT facilities are notoriously unreliable, and the IT Services team can be really sluggish in responding to support calls even for simple things, particularly around the beginning of each semester
    - Interdepartmental communication can be very ineffective and slow unless you have specific contacts to rely on to take things through more efficient channels. To this end I recommend taking every opportunity to network with colleagues across other departments in case you ever need anything done

    Advice to Management

    Hire more IT people. I know the budget is tight, but I'd even prioritise more IT service staff over upgrading the actual IT itself, because the waiting times get worse every year.


  5. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Freelancer - Student in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Freelancer - Student in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Aberdeen (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Need more Technical Personal.
    Good learning Environment
    Ambition to be the best

    Cons

    Weather can be really cold

    Advice to Management

    Maintain Routine checks that standards are maintained.


  6. "Amazing experience"

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    Current Employee - MSC Student in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - MSC Student in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Aberdeen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A great environemnt that you are able to work and study with your colleagues with all the support from the IT services and offices in the University. The campus combines the modern with old architecture giving you an ultimate experience through the streets of Aberdeen.

    Cons

    Only one building is opened 24 hour and all the other facilities are closed during the night. There are not any other disadvantages which I can think now.

    Advice to Management

    Continue this nice work


  7. "Dr"

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    Current Contractor - Professor in João Pessoa, Paraíba (Brazil)
    Current Contractor - Professor in João Pessoa, Paraíba (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Aberdeen as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    To make my post doc

    Cons

    Boeing far from my country and friends

    Advice to Management

    People should be kinder and hoster

  8. "Experiences at Aberdeen University"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at University of Aberdeen (More than a year)

    Pros

    Diverse student body. Freedom to specialise in undergraduate degrees.

    Cons

    Lack of consistency with the quality of courses.

    Advice to Management

    More cohesion amongst professors within the social sciences.


  9. "Great company to be part of"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Aberdeen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of great people and teams within the university

    Cons

    Related to current job fields within the area

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking after your great staff for team moral and support throughout the institution


  10. "post doctoral research fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Aberdeen full-time

    Pros

    great environment and wonderful people. best bosses in the medical research faculty.

    Cons

    no cons, great place to work


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