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Edinburgh Napier University Senior Lecturer Reviews

Updated Aug 29, 2019

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2.2
21%
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31%
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Edinburgh Napier University Principal & Vice-Chancellor Andrea Nolan (no image)
Andrea Nolan
5 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lecturer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Edinburgh Napier University full-time

    Pros

    Money and location. EDI is a nice city.

    Cons

    No progression, no work life balance. Lots of rat race, lack of collegiaty.

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  2. "No transparency, no respect, no work-life balance"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Only a good salary but nothing else.

    Cons

    Poor top management, no transparency, heavy teaching with no adequate support, no respect from top management. Forced to work many hours outside the office if you want to have a research profile because there is a very minimal allocation of time for this activity. Bad review system which helps people who are not delivering to hide themselves. Ridiculous benefits.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Good facility and students let down by poor upper management"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lecturer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Edinburgh Napier University full-time

    Pros

    -Good students who are mostly keen to learn -Nice buildings and facilities

    Cons

    -Poor staff morale on account of bad management -Roles are ill-defined -HR very much on upper management side - not employees

  4. Helpful (1)

    "A great job"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edinburgh Napier University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Talented and lively colleagues and students. Tremendous freedom to pursue your own interests.

    Cons

    Teaching is always difficult, exhausting and sometimes frustrating. Research is always difficult, exhausting and sometimes frustrating.

  5. "meaningful"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    School of Computing Lecturer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edinburgh Napier University

    Pros

    great to be in a supportive environment where sharing knowledge is the currency.

    Cons

    no staff room, in School of Computing

  6. Helpful (2)

    "one of the worst places to work"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edinburgh Napier University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    + flexible working hours + not real pressure for almost anything as long as some "rules" are followed. For instance, it doesn't matter if your teaching material suck as long as you fill in a two hours lecture and the students are kept happy. + good salaries + if you are lazy who pretends to work hard, this is the place to be

    Cons

    - student satisfaction metrics can compromise quality of teaching. - too much office politics. If you don't get along with people who make decisions you are screwed. - nobody wants to be helpful even if this is their job, e.g. line managers. However, they are happily the first to point at someone if something goes wrong. - a few people only care about research - there is a lot of discrimination against several groups - there is not enough support for research related activities - management often blackmails employees with "loss of jobs" if... (add here anything you like)

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Frustrating - low competence levels of Management."

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Senior Lecturer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Edinburgh Napier University

    Pros

    Lovely location , poor management allowed me independence and autonomy - by default !! Encouragement to bring in income from external sources.

    Cons

    Emphasis on glowing P.R. to the external community, despite poor academic standards expected of students - staff have encountered difficulty in allowing student failure rates to fall below levels acceptable to Management.

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