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Updated 12 October, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits, equal opportunities, good work life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Great equipment available, I work in a fantastic team, flexible working hours when required (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Salary is skinny and career progression is limited (in 5 reviews)

  • Low salary, but that is the nature of working with a start up (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Edinburgh full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly staff and co workers. I have very good memories from this place.

    Cons

    Some professors are difficult to reach.


  2. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I learned a lot during my summer internship in the Information Service department. The peoples are very friendly and knowledgable. There are also a lot of opportunity in participating in events.

    Cons

    There is minimal mentorship or structure during my internship. I need to push and manage more independently on the project that given to me, but then again this has helped me improve my time management skill.


  3. "A great experience"

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    Former Employee - Student Consultant
    Former Employee - Student Consultant
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Edinburgh part-time

    Pros

    The support system and network connection are amazing

    Cons

    It can be better than it is. too rigid


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  5. "I enjoyed very much the vibrant academic atmosphere of the university in the beautiful city of Edinburgh"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Edinburgh full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The school of informatics has been ranked the best in the UK. There are noble prize winners in the university. The staff and also people in the city are welcoming. The quality of life is high compared to London.

    Cons

    The weather is usually chilly with rare sunshines. Flying from Edinburgh is not as good as flights from London of course.


  6. "PostDoctoral at Edinburgh Uni"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Edinburgh full-time

    Pros

    Good environment to work a lot of possible collaborations

    Cons

    The admin for Staff is poor


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    "PhD Student on Stipend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, Topic, Research, Attitude, Facilities

    Cons

    Weather, Salary, Connectivity, Location, Size


  8. "Valuable teaching experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Intern in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot, very independent work, lots of responsibilities. Had the opportunity to do research and experiments.

    Cons

    Not the best guidance, sometimes very confusing and vague.

    Advice to Management

    Better supervision and guidance would be accepted.


  9. "University of Edinburgh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Blackford Hill. The views. The city of Edinburgh. The great people. The world-leading University.

    Cons

    It's often windy and cold. It gets really dark in the winter. The pay is quite top dollar. The academic career poll is very greasy.

    Advice to Management

    None really that I haven't already given or been very forth coming with.


  10. "Widen your horizons"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Edinburgh full-time

    Pros

    Trilling internationals projects; Opportunity to increase one's knowledge

    Cons

    Difficult to find permanent jobs


  11. "PhD Chemistry"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Graduate program structure, push for publications, opportunities to demonstrate

    Cons

    Leaks throughout the building continuously and labs spaces are dated


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