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University of Dundee Reviews

Updated April 5, 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. "Pretty happy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    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.


  3. "job experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    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.


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  5. "Life Science Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    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


  6. "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.


  7. "very good"

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    Current Employee - Student
    Current Employee - Student
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    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    organised connected friendly environments helpful stuff

    Cons

    none. everything was great enough. maybe too fast paced


  8. Helpful (1)

    "PhD student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Small city, affordable. Good place for science.

    Cons

    Collegiality is an issue when it comes to big labs that has a lot of money and publishes in big journals.


  9. "Brillaint, active minds. Fresh people. Good relationships & times."

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Assistant in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Laboratory Assistant in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Dundee part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Able to feel free without being hindered by management or supervisors observations. Able to progress & develop as an employee without feeling the need to progress on a pre-defined path.

    Cons

    Unable to progress toward anything further outwith the sessions. Other than that, no real issue.


  10. "Perfect University for an International Student."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stellar reputation.
    One of the top ranked universities in Engineering.

    Cons

    Less field experience given in Civil Engineering. No summer placements provided by the university.

    Advice to Management

    Work on those Cons.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good university with excellent scientists and research."

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
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    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by world renowned scientists. Cutting edge science is occurring in most departments. Excellent campus. Dundee is a great place to live and is fairly inexpensive.

    Cons

    Completely dependent on department and supervisor: long hours expected, pressure to take fewer holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Set out clearer working hours and conditions and make sure that they are adhered to.


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