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University of Glasgow Reviews

Updated 20 June, 2018
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Pros
  • "multi cultural and work life balance" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Nice facilities, great swimming pool, fantastic location in the west end of Glasgow, plenty of cafes and pubs 5 mins walk" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "I was told by my line manager that had I not been pregnant my contract would have been renewed" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Remote location, not to many contacts with the main campus research groups" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    University environment; salary; career perspective.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy; temporary contracts instead of permanent.


  2. "Great to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Glasgow part-time

    Pros

    Lots of hard working, talented experts in many fields

    Cons

    Lots of paperwork to do on a regular basis

  3. "Really kind employers and friendly staff"

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    Former Employee - Student Caller
    Former Employee - Student Caller
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The pay, and the alumni relations team were both good

    Cons

    Some people with more authority in the office could be a bit nicer


  4. "Nice Environment"

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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 Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff, beautiful building, great city, access to university library, graded salary system, promotes fairness and equality

    Cons

    Older buildings in need of renovation and funding


  5. "Technical Support Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Officer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Officer 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

    Annual Leave in the summer

    Cons

    Long days can be tiring


  6. "Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    Good environment, lots of equipment available, knowledgeable staff

    Cons

    Lots of building work currently ongoing


  7. "Glasgow Uni"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    good for teaching and research, friendly, nice city

    Cons

    bad climate, no sun, damp, too much alcohol

  8. "Normal work place"

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Research Assistant

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

    Pros

    multi cultural and work life balance

    Cons

    HR and IT are not very efficient


  9. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and employment benefits.

    Cons

    University senior managers want the latest shiny thing but does not invest long term in IT innovations, support or allocate sufficient resources to IT projects. A lack of opportunities for progression and promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Be less risk adverse and trust good people to do their job and provide adequate management and IT support.


  10. "PhD summary"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, good community with good support networks.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times.


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