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University of Glasgow Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Generally favourable work-life balance, especially out of term time (in 8 reviews)

  • Nice facilities, great swimming pool, fantastic location in the west end of Glasgow, plenty of cafes and pubs 5 mins walk (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • lack of gym access if working in different location than main campus (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1. "Student"

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    Former Employee - Student
    Former Employee - Student
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very friendly culture; various challenging projects; nice professor

    Cons

    would be better if provided more funding.
    For challenging courses, should provide TAs.


  2. "Glasgow Uni"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    Nice facilities, great swimming pool, fantastic location in the west end of Glasgow, plenty of cafes and pubs 5 mins walk

    Cons

    Caters to the Chinese students rather than home grown students. Weather is miserable.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on home grown students rather than those from abroad. It will pay dividends in the future.

  3. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    What a great establishment the University of Glasgow is.

    Cons

    Slightly disorganised and a bit of a bubble.

    Advice to Management

    Improve organisation


  4. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Demonstrator in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Laboratory Demonstrator in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very good atmosphere and great people.

    Cons

    Organisation of office is a bit slow.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  5. "Amazing place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Widening Participation Postgraduate Tutor in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Widening Participation Postgraduate Tutor in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Glasgow part-time

    Pros

    They really treat their employees like they are important and they are very organized, at least within my department they are.

    Cons

    No cons, love my job!


  6. "PhD postgraduate research student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and good training courses.

    Cons

    High work load (sometimes), low flexibility in review process.


  7. "All depends on your boss"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    It's a university, and I am a research associate hired under a professor's grant. This professor happens to be great so my job is great.
    Learning tons on the job
    Great lab mates,
    Fell like a valued member of the team

    Cons

    Like most positions of this kind it is contingent on funding and so when the funding ends so does my job. This is likely the main reason I will leave academia for industry.

  8. "Galgotias University, Greater NOIDA"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor, Law in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor, Law in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a nice place to work. Very good academic environment. No politics or tension among the teachers. Management is very nice and helpful.

    Cons

    It's far away. It takes 2:30 hours for up and down. No staff quarters are available in university campus. A.C. Does not work in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    All good. Just provide more time for research. Professors should not be given clerical works. University NAAC will improve only with research and not with clerical work.


  9. "Great place to work in"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    Highly organised, employees valued, good compensation.

    Cons

    Multi-tasking is necessary, work load distributed unevenly sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication between admin and academic staff.


  10. "Assistant Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in May Pen (Jamaica)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in May Pen (Jamaica)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I want to be employed in this company because I'm a 2016 high school graduate, and I want to further my education, so therefore I would like to join your company not only for getting pay but also to make a change in your company and to help build it.

    Cons

    I know that the environment maybe noisy at times, but try to keep the environment a silent zone.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that your work environment is clean, safe,healthy and comfortable so that work can be carried out properly and effectively. Also ensure that the environment is noiseless.


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