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University of Dundee Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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  1. "good place to work but limited growth for researchers"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Assistant
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Dundee full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment. Research facilities are top class with excellent colleagues to collaborate with. Good benefits, especially if you are going to stay there long term.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities are few in the UK if you wish to stay in academia. If you don't have fellowships from the beginning, your growth will undoubtedly be stunted. This is not specific to the university, though, but common throughout the UK.

    Advice to Management

    It's ok to say postdoctoral researchers must also undergo regular appraisals but unless you are able to provide them with the ability to apply for grants (not just fellowships), then you're blowing hot air. That's one change you will have to incorporate if you are to truly be the "best place to work".


  2. "Research Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dundee is the best place i have ever been.

    Cons

    all are very good. I enjoy my living in dundee.

  3. "researcher"

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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 Dundee full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good working ethichs with equal rights and values for everyone

    Cons

    finding accomodation in dundee, and accomodation in dundee is expensive


  4. "Average Educational Sector Institution"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Dundee full-time

    Pros

    Decent overall salary within sector.

    Cons

    Internal politics. Traditional way of thinking. Many committees and unwilling to break free with new modern ways of working

    Advice to Management

    Follow due process for appointing or upgrading staff.


  5. "Good research labs"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Scientist in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The research facilities are very good. The university does a lot to keep life interesting with various events, guest speakers and so on. Able to have a very decent standard of living with an academic wage.

    Cons

    Dundee is a bit small for a city and a bit big for a town. It's not designed for pedestrians or cyclists.

    Advice to Management

    Pray Brexit doesn't brake a winning formula.


  6. "student"

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    Former Employee - Senior Student Support Assistant in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Student Support Assistant in Dundee, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at University of Dundee (More than a year)

    Pros

    good learning environment opportunities for collaboration

    Cons

    sometimes stressful and people get that jobs that have connections within the university


  7. "Pretty happy"

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

    I have been working at University of Dundee (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pension scheme, occupational sick and maternity pay, cheaper access to UoD's gym.

    Cons

    Lesser pay than private sector. Posts often on temporary contracts due to research funding.

  8. "job experience"

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

    I have been working at University of Dundee full-time

    Pros

    good opportunities for academic studies, freedom to design and develop experiments, collaboration with different countries.

    Cons

    Non established rules in the work place, access to labs, maintenance of machinery and quality management make it difficult to accomplish tasks in time.


  9. "Life Science Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunities to collaborate with carious teams and access to facilities
    Great support from Lab Managers
    Flexible work hours
    A lot of opportunities for public engagement

    Cons

    Unidirectional development, lack of support when decide to leave academia


  10. "Mechanical Engineering Course"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Dundee full-time

    Pros

    The course offers a good variety of modules allowing the student to understand a variety of engineering subjects such as mechanics, thermodynamics and control systems. There are a range of projects through your time at university.

    Cons

    Some lecturers can be very unorganized and seem incapable of setting out clear project plans at the beginning of the modules. There is little preparation for the honors project in fourth year and as some projects are entirely different from the course in general.

    Advice to Management

    Allow students to undertake individual projects to help them prepare for their final year honors project. Honors projects should be chosen at the end of third year so the student can prepare for it over the summer.


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