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University of Edinburgh Reviews

Updated 16 July, 2018
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Pros
  • "Focus on work life balance and gender equality" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Good support system and atmosphere, great benefits, colleagues were very supportive of each other and flexible working hours" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Salary is skinny and career progression is limited" (in 6 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. "PhD Student"

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    Former Employee - PhD Student in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    Full of support for students either from the school or the university

    Cons

    A lot of travel between office and work for those who teach

  3. "Good facilities, nice benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Modern building
    Good atmosphere
    High quality output of the departement
    Good deep learning opportunities

    Cons

    The university could have more events that introduce you to other departements


  4. "Student Caller at Alumni and Development office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - good pay
    - very chill environment
    - can be a good way to network

    Cons

    - can be stressful if you are not good at cold calling


  5. "Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Administrative in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Can work in Casual clothes
    Nice people

    Cons

    Not many benefits
    very chaotic depending on which area you work for.


  6. "Post-doctoral position with University of Edinburgh"

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

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large, cutting-edge, well-respected with numerous collaborative opportunities.

    Cons

    Very few permanent post-doctoral positions. Job security is average with grant funded contracts of typically three years.


  7. "Great working environment and supportive peers"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Edinburgh part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well established researchers and good working relationship with supervisor

    Cons

    Long hours requiring a lot of self motivation

    Advice to Management

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  8. "Graduate student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    High quality research and teaching

    Cons

    Too many students in the course


  9. "Under invested professional service staff"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager-HR in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager-HR in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An incredible place with world/life changing research. A breadth of opportunity.

    Cons

    Under investment in professional services, leading to people being over loaded and stressed.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in professional services and development


  10. "Very Satisfied!"

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    Current Employee - Postgraduate Student in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Student in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Experienced professionals in a student-friendly place

    Cons

    No cons for this company


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