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Updated Jan 9, 2019

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University of Bristol CEO The Right Honourable the Baroness Hale of Richmond
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  1. "Scientific Research"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bristol, England
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    I have been working at University of Bristol for more than a year

    Pros

    It's a great working environment and employers are treated fairly. The school of chemistry counts with a wide range of facilities, and it is always easy to collaborate with other researchers. The institution is just big enough that you will be able to know most of the researchers working there.

    Cons

    One of the biggest downsides is that the University is almost in the middle of the city, and therefore it is always difficult to find affordable rent. It is a somewhat expensive city.

    University of Bristol2019-01-09
  2. "Research associate at University of Bristol"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Bristol, England

    I have been working at University of Bristol for less than a year

    Pros

    The university of Bristol is an international University which let expand your knowledge thanks to the many opportunities it is able to give you and the multitude of people you will get along to

    Cons

    For the moment, I have not encountered any downside

    Advice to Management

    Join the University Of Bristol for many other opportunities

    University of Bristol2018-12-04
  3. "Very good working environment"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate 
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at University of Bristol full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, learning opportunities, high scientific quality of work

    Cons

    Difficult to use different skills, can be isolating work.

    University of Bristol2018-11-10
  4. "good place"

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      Former Employee - Senior Research Associate 

      I worked at University of Bristol full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      good place, flexible, lots of interesting people

      Cons

      nothing that i know for now

      Advice to Management

      keep up the good work

      University of Bristol2018-10-15
    • "Great Flexibility & pension, poor progression"

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      Current Employee - Research Associate in Bristol, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at University of Bristol full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Work from home Flexible working hours/compressed working hours 23 days annual leave + university closure days 18% pension contribution

      Cons

      Progression is very slow Working with people is slow as most people seem to work part-time

      Advice to Management

      employ progression based on merit not on how many years worked

      University of Bristol2018-10-12
    • "Postdoctoral Associate"

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      Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bristol, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at University of Bristol full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      A supportive and encouraging research environment. People are open to interdisciplinary collaboration.

      Cons

      There is little job security for postdoc, while this is not the problem for this Univ. but the problem for the whole academia.

      University of Bristol2018-09-10
    • "Good work environment"

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      Current Employee - Research Associate in Bristol, England
      Recommends

      I have been working at University of Bristol full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      good work environment and campus

      Cons

      slow admin and slow finance work flow etc.

      University of Bristol2018-08-20
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      "Working as a researcher at Bristol Uni"

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      Current Employee - Research Associate in Bristol, England
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      Positive Outlook
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      I have been working at University of Bristol full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      If you have a good boss and a smoothly going project, you will have a very flexible working life. Normally there are chances to attend one international conference and one national conference per year, and you can always extend your travel with your annual holiday.

      Cons

      The quality of your research life or even personal life while working in academia really depends a lot on your boss's working style (or even personality). Bristol is a big university with a lot of rules/guidance/procedures, which means that all the training/risk assessment always take lone time (normally one month) when you are a fresher.

      Advice to Management

      The processing procedures for documents/training really need to speed up. And lab management can always be improved to achieve more efficient working environment.

      University of Bristol2018-07-04
    • "Working in University"

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      Current Employee - Research Associate in Bristol, England

      I have been working at University of Bristol full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Flexible working. work-life balance is very good

      Cons

      Not career focused compared to other Universities.

      University of Bristol2018-05-23
    • "Postdoctoral research assistant"

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        Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bristol, England
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        Positive Outlook
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        I have been working at University of Bristol full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Flexibility, reliability, opportunity to progress

        Cons

        No salary increase, academia based roll

        University of Bristol2018-05-07
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