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University of Strathclyde Glasgow Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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  1. "Student Ambassador"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, the staff are all very positive and friendly and the job is good fun. For any student I highly recommend trying to get this job and running campus tours ect it's ideal to work around classes.

    Cons

    There aren't really any downsides except sometimes not being able to work as many hours as you'd want to. Sometimes you need to work outside in the cold or the rain which I guess is a con.


  2. "Nice people, poor career opportunities"

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    Former Contractor - Research Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Contractor - Research Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at University of Strathclyde as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, willing to help and solve problems

    Cons

    The university has no access to high economic resources, thus impacting the research activities... it's a pity, because there are valuable researchers there!

    Advice to Management

    Invest in People, not just in nice buildings


  3. "poison workplace culture"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Strathclyde (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    a steady paycheque but that's it

    Cons

    too many cliques
    too many administrators that don't do anything
    too many senior managers / associate principals that don't do anything

    Advice to Management

    it would be better not to say anything than to pay lip service to things like valuing your people


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  5. "post doc research fellow"

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    Current Contractor - Post Doc Research Fellow in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Contractor - Post Doc Research Fellow in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at University of Strathclyde as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed friendly environment. Cutting edge research with good facilities. Stimulating work .

    Cons

    Contract based with no job security and very limited scope to move up ladder. Salary does not reflect level of skill education and expertise an scientist has.

    Advice to Management

    More money and job security


  6. "Flexible workplace and nice folk"

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    Former Contractor - Business Development Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Contractor - Business Development Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Strathclyde as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Universities are generally good employers. Decent salary, excellent pension and good working conditions.

    Cons

    No so much fun if you are an academic

    Advice to Management

    Look after your people better


  7. "Masters and PhD Experience"

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    Current Contractor - PhD Researcher in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Contractor - PhD Researcher in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Strathclyde as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The University of Strathclyde has provided me with a wealth of opportunities to work with some of the best minds in my field. Working in the #1 physics department in the UK has been excellent and I feel my time here has prepared me for a future career in the sciences.

    Cons

    I am unable to think of something that is specifically negative about working at the University of Strathclyde.


  8. "Great!"

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    Current Contractor - PhD Researcher (NAOME Department) in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Contractor - PhD Researcher (NAOME Department) in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Strathclyde as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great library and facilities. High-performance computer available to researchers. Friendly and international environment. Good organization and management. Office access 24/7, kitchen, social areas and social events.

    Cons

    Open space research area with more than 80 researchers. Sometimes it gets too noisy for studying.


  9. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Student Experience Project Officer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Student Experience Project Officer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Strathclyde full-time

    Pros

    The University has the fame to have a really good potential to make students more prepared. Good career service

    Cons

    Mentors and professors are at a laverage level.

    Advice to Management

    Try to make students more aware about their careers


  10. "student"

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

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

    Pros

    good, intresting, challenging, entrepreneurial, exciting

    Cons

    tiring, boring, difficult, huge, bad facilities


  11. "Strathclyde and Research"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Fellow in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Research Fellow in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent place for biological research, staff really helpful and friendly even though I was on a short-term contract. Tried to help me out as much as possible when diffculties arose which meant I would have to leave. Quite a sociable bunch too!

    Cons

    Suffers a bit being in the shadow of University of Glasgow and not having a medical school

    Advice to Management

    Keep engaging and consulting with your staff


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