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University of Edinburgh Employee Reviews about "working environment"

Updated Dec 31, 2019

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  • "Nice working environment (people/ institute) but very lab-dependent(in 26 reviews)

  • "They also provide a range of services for staff to support mental well-being and work-life balance(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Standard university research job experience within academia"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Pay in line with typical RA salary, generous if pre-PhD. - Good leave allowance (35 days + 4 public holidays). - Nice working environment (people/ institute) but very lab-dependent.

    Cons

    General academia issues: - Short term contracts are the norm. - Working hours outside 9-6 mon-fri not officially required but can be unfairly expected by some supervisors. - Some career progression but becomes very difficult above a certain level. - Management can be bad

    University of Edinburgh2019-12-31
  2. "Fantastic employer"

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    Current Employee - Catering Assistant 
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Pays living wage - Supportive management - Good training opportunities - Interesting work environment - Hires well - people come and go a lot, and every new team member gets on well with the existing team

    Cons

    - Zero hours contract (mitigated by good management)

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    University of Edinburgh2019-08-23
  3. "University with an excellent reputation"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Edinburgh, Scotland

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

    Pros

    Overall work environment is good, strong and diverse research in biology and other life sciences.

    Cons

    The University focus lies on undergrad students (and milking them for money) instead of supporting research, which is a shame and seems unfair. Very poor in recruiting good scientists in the last 5 years.

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    University of Edinburgh2019-03-11
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    "Typical large public sector organisation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment Varied work Easy pace

    Cons

    Poor management support Lack of progression opportunities

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    University of Edinburgh2018-09-27
  5. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Edinburgh full-time

    Pros

    I worked as a research assistant at Roslin Institute. The institute has good facilities and I found it to be supportive work environment.

    Cons

    The institute is not in a great location as it is outside the city of Edinburgh city and the open plan environment can be difficult to concentrate in.

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    University of Edinburgh2018-07-31
  6. "Great Internship experience through Employ.ed Programme"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Edinburgh for less than a year

    Pros

    Supportive environment with a focus on personal development. Lovely people and easy-going work environment

    Cons

    More options beyond university-based administration and operations - helping students build their professional experience while honing their academic skills

    University of Edinburgh2018-05-31
  7. "Lecturer Senior Tutor & Course Organiser"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I worked at University of Edinburgh for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stimulating research driven work environment with a mix of global talents

    Cons

    Work environment prefers status quo

    University of Edinburgh2018-05-07
  8. "Postgraduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh

    Pros

    Flexible, low pressure, friendly work environment, meaningful work.

    Cons

    The pay can be delayed, sometimes for months

    University of Edinburgh2018-04-04
  9. "MSc Course Demonstrator and Marker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh part-time

    Pros

    Well paid. Comfortable working environment with students.

    Cons

    Limited working time and hours.

    University of Edinburgh2018-03-02
  10. "It's a university, but not as we knew it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Edinburgh full-time

    Pros

    Almost all great people, decent working environment

    Cons

    Very political at the more senior levels. Increasingly going towards a 1990s style corporate culture.

    University of Edinburgh2018-03-01

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