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University of Glasgow Reviews

Updated 26 November, 2018
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Pros
  • "good work-life balance, good reputation," (in 11 reviews)

  • "Easy access to the city centre and to the West end of Glasgow" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "There are no cons in particular" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Very little career progression possible (like most universities)" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "PhD Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    Freedom to guide research, possibility to gain teaching experience

    Cons

    Building work can mean new employees can be moved around a lot


  2. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    Good career development, Helpful management and HR

    Cons

    Sometimes it can take a while for things to be done.

  3. "PhD Student"

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

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

    Pros

    Wonderful place for PhD in Engineering

    Cons

    PhD work is challenging but rewarding


  4. "Android developer,javascript,Html"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Android Developer in Agra, Uttar Pradesh (India)
    Current Employee - Junior Android Developer in Agra, Uttar Pradesh (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The works on android because this is my passion.

    Cons

    I am only working on the Android developer.

    Advice to Management

    It totally depends on its situation.


  5. "HR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - location
    - management tries their best

    Cons

    - team culture; if you don't fit in you may feel bullied!
    - unauthentic niceness
    - processes are too lengthy
    - flat structure; progression is not there


  6. "great"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a good job

    Cons

    Low pay as compare to market

    Advice to Management

    Need better administration


  7. "Overall good employer, but depends on the department and your personality"

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

    I worked at University of Glasgow full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits - security/salary/gym/proximity to west end

    Cons

    Usual large institution issue - empire builders/slow to change/bureaucracy/career progression limitations/inflexible recruitment procedures

    Advice to Management

    Focus on delivering actual personal development for staff, rather than ticking boxes. When recruiting, look at potential as well as past achievements.

  8. "Demonstrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and nice place to work

    Cons

    Do not know of any cons


  9. "PhD student at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    Good City in which work and live

    Excellent academics

    Cons

    Student support can sometimes be poor


  10. "Working at MVLS, Glasgow"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Poor infrastfucture, and overly bureaucratic

    Cons

    Digitalised HR/Payroll portal, which streamlines taking holidays, checking payslips, checking number of paid leaves, etc