I worked at University of Edinburgh as an intern (Less than a year)
Was career development intern (undergraduate) with the school of physics and astronomy.
- Very expert mentors
- World-class research environment
- Friendly colleagues
- Staff could be hard to pin down to talk with, especially more senior staff
- No office/desk space available
Advice to Management
To encourage contact with staff and peers and help interns be far more productive, make some space for them to work with the main research group!
I worked at University of Edinburgh (More than a year)
Good atmosphere in academia. Encouraging colleagues. Plenty of opportunities to socialize. The students are ambitious and enthusiastic.
Infrequent classes, so over a semester, it can be difficult to achieve a solid rapport with the students. And fitting a large volume of work into a short class makes it feel as if some is being left out.
I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time (More than a year)
Great benefits for employees including time off and discounts off university courses
Pay has not increased significantly over the past few years
I have been working at University of Edinburgh part-time (More than a year)
Great for developing communication skills by teaching the undergraduate basic techniques.
long hours spend marking depending on the experiment and the size of the group you are supervising.
I worked at University of Edinburgh as a contractor (More than a year)
One of the places that the HR department will actually help the employee. Great working environment and many employee perks.
Short contract positions are very common due to the nature of work. No guarantees you will be able to find a job there again after the end of a contract.
I have been working at University of Edinburgh as a contractor (More than 8 years)
Flexible time, stimulating environment
V short term contracts, job insecurity, stress,
I worked at University of Edinburgh full-time (More than 3 years)
Good research facilities
Plenty of available funding
Some buildings quite isolated
Support could be better
I have been working at University of Edinburgh part-time
Helpful members of staff all the time
Could eat into your personal research time
I have been working at University of Edinburgh as an intern
Good culture, people are friendly and helpful
Too much bureaucracy, hard to get things done.
I worked at University of Edinburgh full-time (More than 10 years)
Great team of people - very diverse
Good terms and conditions of employment
Wide variety of projects
Bureaucratic sometimes due to size
Difficult to climb up the career ladder - dead man's shoes
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