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Updated 12 September, 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 6 reviews)

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

  • "Little/no job security, no formal skills development, byzantine bureaucracy, entrenched lifers in long-term roles that are resistant to change" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment, beautiful surroundings, lots opportunities to develop skills and make personal progress.

    Cons

    There are no cons in particular


  2. "Good uni"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Glasgow part-time

    Pros

    good work-life balance, good reputation,

    Cons

    large org, lack of structure, low motivation

  3. "good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    one of best labs and facilities in the world

    Cons

    post doc jobs are temperory and short term contracts


  4. "veterinarinry"

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

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    very diverse position offering great learning opportunity. state of the art building with all the gadgets. good pay and benefits

    Cons

    no real room for progression, stagnant middle management and a degree of nepotism. high work load can often lead to stress in some situations

    Advice to Management

    more opportunity for staff to progress and expand their skill set and better support and interest from management in seeing their staff achieve this


  5. "PhD Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    Very good research facilities

    Cons

    Lower end of research council stipends


  6. "Ok"

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

    Pros

    Ok good advancement if people like you

    Cons

    Ok crap management and generally get ignored


  7. "Great Place to study and work"

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

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

    Pros

    Love how dedicated they are to their students

    Cons

    the weather is rough in the winter

  8. "High CPR"

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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

    Nice Business Scholl, some good professor

    Cons

    no much sunlight in Glasgow


  9. "Great Uni"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience is a great place for a Post doc. Excellent labs, lively and friendly environment, good flexibility at work (depending on your PI though) and all the admin staff is extremely kind and helpful.

    Cons

    As a post doc, basically no chance to progress to a permanent position (e.g. as a lecturer) as they privilege external applicants. They hire people in couples most of time (husband and wife).


  10. "Great uni"

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

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Nice campus
    - Well organised
    - Friendly staff

    Cons

    I have found no significant cons


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