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Updated January 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Generally favourable work-life balance, especially out of term time (in 8 reviews)

  • Great lab equipments, organization and friendly people (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Difficult to get a permanent position (in 3 reviews)

  • no Cons, perfect work life balance (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Chemist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Enola, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Enola, PA
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Glasgow (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting research and friendly people

    Cons

    Very old and cold chemistry building

    Advice to Management

    Consider a new building!


  2. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Glasgow (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work and life balance overall

    Cons

    Issues w/ higher management and policy overall dealing with grading policies

    Advice to Management

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  3. "PhD Student"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Glasgow as a contractor

    Pros

    Modern facilites, friendly people, leading academics

    Cons

    Far from city (Garscube campus)


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  5. "Fun"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good environment and team leaders

    Cons

    little time for team bonding that might improve work results


  6. "Review of my 2 years as a UOG student"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Full-time Student in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Full-time Student in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Glasgow (More than a year)

    Pros

    Passionate professors/lecturers who are willing to share their experience with students.

    Cons

    Initial lack of facilities, believe this problem is slowly being resolved.

    Advice to Management

    More external/industrial FYPs should be provided for students to partake in.


  7. "Student Caller"

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    Current Employee - Student Caller in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Student Caller in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at University of Glasgow part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Build relationships
    Make new friends
    Great working hours

    Cons

    Some days of voicemails can feel very long


  8. "NA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bioinformatician in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Bioinformatician in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Glasgow (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work. People are friendly and helpful. But the

    Cons

    Glasgow weather is a bit damp, but the trade off to work with good set of people.

    Advice to Management

    Relocation policy needs to be revised as contract less than 3 years are not eligible. This is a bit hard for families moving in for short term contracts.


  9. "glasgow fellow review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good location. Good infrastructure. Friendly staff.

    Cons

    Some core infrastructure lacking. Difficult to get a permanent position.

    Advice to Management

    Link career progression through to higher levels.


  10. "working experience review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Research Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Research Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Glasgow (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very collaborative and engaging working atmosphere

    Cons

    None with the university; more about the rainy weather in Glasgow

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. "Tutorial Leader"

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    Former Employee - Tutorial Leader in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Tutorial Leader in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to lead student tutorials in a subject I was interested in, no major requirements outside of the tutorials other than making sure you are prepared to discuss the relevant lecture materials.

    Cons

    No formal preparation, based on lecturer's instructions (which can be minimal).



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