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Updated Jan 30, 2020

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3.9
76%
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100%
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University of Dundee Chancellor Naren Patel
Naren Patel
12 Ratings
Pros
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  • "No cafeteria on site (Life Sciences) or plans to have one(in 3 reviews)

  • "Unidirectional development, lack of support when decide to leave academia(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "good place to work but limited growth for researchers"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Dundee full-time for 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.

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    University of Dundee2015-09-26
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away from the CEPMLP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of Dundee full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    None in a long time.

    Cons

    Bad management, only interest is personal. Centre does not really exist, only to attract students (certificates do not mention CEPMLP anywhere), Lecturers are never there (absenteeism is very high), no support for students, administrative staff spends most day tracking down lecturers and professors for students and signatures. Rules change regularly as convenient to administration only, School of Social Science does not understand why the Centre exists. PhDs do not receive feedback from their supervisors, but no one really cares and intimidate students into saying otherwise.

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    University of Dundee2019-10-29
  3. "UoD"

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    Current Employee - Busineess Analyst in Dundee, Scotland

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

    Pros

    Holiday entitlement is good. Great AV facilities

    Cons

    Not a mature project environment. Although are progressing.

    University of Dundee2020-01-30
  4. "BCDD - fantastic research institution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at University of Dundee full-time

    Pros

    Interdisciplinary research department with state of the art technology and top international talent in Infectious Disease Drug Discovery

    Cons

    Nothing to share - best work place

    University of Dundee2020-01-22
  5. "great for a part time job"

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    Current Employee - Events in Dundee, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Dundee part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    fun team, interesting tasks, diverse teams

    Cons

    new ideas might take very long to get approval

    University of Dundee2020-01-19
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Life Sciences needs some serious renewal"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Dundee, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Dundee full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Inexpensive city Small city but quite vibrant (DCA,V&A, cool restaurants...) Good reputation (Life Sciences at least) Beautiful surroundings in Scotland Great potential Some magnificent researchers and groups

    Cons

    No cafeteria on site (Life Sciences) or plans to have one The admin in some divisions are notoriously grumpy/unhelpful A few rotten apples (PIs) make the atmosphere really negative (eg. at seminars) Older PIs run the place and don't allow for younger people to grow/develop The entire IT system is a mess (tons of spam, computers don't operate well, they take long to have OS updates available...)

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    University of Dundee2019-10-18
  7. "Research staff at UoD"

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Research Associate 

    I have been working at University of Dundee full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Inexpensive city, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    No career structure for research staff

    University of Dundee2019-08-29
  8. "great environment to gain experience"

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    Former Employee - Social Media and Data Analysis Officer in Dundee, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Dundee part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great facilities lovely colleagues good for getting work experience

    Cons

    big organisation so means that certain processes can take a while to complete

    University of Dundee2019-07-23
  9. "Research Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Junior Research Fellow in Dundee, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Dundee full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good facilities, Good internal and external collaborations, great administration

    Cons

    As an international worker I had some communication troubles.

    University of Dundee2019-06-25
  10. "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Dundee, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are very friendly and kind, city is full of nature and life costs are good

    Cons

    No Cons about the university, the city can be windy and very quiet.

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    University of Dundee2019-05-21

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