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Updated September 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits, equal opportunities, good work life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Great equipment available, I work in a fantastic team, flexible working hours when required (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of career progression in academia when facing an intense teaching role and little time to devote to your research (in 5 reviews)

  • Very low salary, no pension scheme (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Academic Tutor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Academic Tutor, Supervisor in Edinburgh, IN
    Current Contractor - Academic Tutor, Supervisor in Edinburgh, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    perfectly organised institution
    high level of employment security
    excellent opportunities for career development

    Cons

    cannot think of anything


  2. "Edinburgh intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fantastic, helpful faculty. Great modern facilities. Very open, always lots of seminars, workshops, and other events. I learned a lot, really a great place to intern.

    Cons

    None really, I suppose Edinburgh isn't the biggest of cities, but it has enough of everything I'd say.

  3. "Internship"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at University of Edinburgh as an intern

    Pros

    excellent laboratory, inspiring environment

    Cons

    the Scottish weather make it difficult to adapt


  4. "Widen your horizons"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Edinburgh full-time

    Pros

    Trilling internationals projects; Opportunity to increase one's knowledge

    Cons

    Difficult to find permanent jobs


  5. "Design Intern"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh as an intern

    Pros

    Great place to do an internship. Very nice colleagues and great working environment. Nice projects and you can see the results of your work.

    Cons

    Not so much to say.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Edinburgh is a world-leading institution in the field I'm interested in.
    In my case they were prepared to be flexible about working arrangements.

    Cons

    Applications for permanent posts are very competitive, so progression "up" the academic hierarchy may be difficult.


  7. "manual note taker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. very flexible and friendly environment
    2. nice colleagues and good training.
    3. working causal with various students.

    Cons

    can not think any cons

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working on high end research areas with some of the worlds best minds. Excellent teaching and research facilities

    Cons

    Some professional training opportunities are not available

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Research"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good life/work balance, people are very nice . City has lots to offer and it's easy to get around.

    Cons

    Hard to progress once inside but doable

    Advice to Management

    Give more support to people willing to contribute.


  10. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Edinburgh as a contractor

    Pros

    Wonderful city. Well-established university with a world-class reputation. Lots of support at an organisational and personal level.

    Cons

    No downsides I can think of.


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