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University College Cork Reviews

Updated 2 October 2014
Updated 2 October 2014
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    very effective experience for communications work.

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    Current Employee - Communication Officer in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Current Employee - Communication Officer in Dhaka (Bangladesh)

    I have been working at University College Cork part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    lots of things to learn for profession.

    Cons

    very positive environment to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    its good

  2.  

    Excellent business management experience gained in a variety of business disciplines e.g. Business Planning development

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Cork (Ireland)

    I have been working at University College Cork as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Training ethos, diversity of projects

    Cons

    Communications occasionally difficult as in all large organisations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue investment into forums/project teams as per current strategy

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University College Cork

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Easy to get hired. Pays fairly

    Cons

    No Cons for this company

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  5.  

    Great University that encourages critical thinking and independent research. Good diversity and a host of resources

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    Current Employee - Doctoral Student in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Doctoral Student in Cork (Ireland)

    I have been working at University College Cork full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smaller polytechnic university that facilitates collaboration and interaction between departments. Excellent for research based occupation, especially for doctoral and post-doctoral researchers.

    Cons

    Lot of bureaucracy and lack of centralized administration.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    It's grand,

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Researcher in Cork (Ireland)

    I have been working at University College Cork as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cork is a nice city to live in, lots of character, everything's convenient. If you can get established here it offers a great quality of life. There are good people here doing some fantastic work, and it would be nice if they had more support from the institution in general

    Cons

    Not enough investment or proper planning in infrastructure makes it a frustrating place to work, and there is a risk that good people are becoming demoralised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try reinvigorating the teaching and research programmes by providing genuine opportunities for career development for aspiring staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Some great people make it a top university. Suffers from sector wide underfunding

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Carrigaline (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Assistant in Carrigaline (Ireland)

    I worked at University College Cork full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Real sense of pride among staff and students. Good sporting history.
    - Strong President who is highly motivated and effective.
    - Great campus.
    - Solid reputation.

    Cons

    - Media plan is weak, insufficient input from students.
    - Posts remain unfilled forever, no clear timeline.
    - Slow to implement new programmes and adapt to changing demands in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Force Tyndall to brand itself more strongly as UCC and diversify research areas if possible.
    Restructure budgets at the top.
    Reform Teaching and Learning as advised as a matter of priority.
    Lobby hard with a single voice for an increase in the education budget.

    Recommends
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  8.  

    Good working environment

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Researcher in Cork (Ireland)

    I have been working at University College Cork full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible and cooperative staffs/fellow worker

    Cons

    No promotion in teh career path or permanent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    It was agreat one with lots of new challenges and interaction with people from different nationality.

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    Current Employee - Warden Staff in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Warden Staff in Cork (Ireland)

    I have been working at University College Cork

    Pros

    The job allowed me to study properly at night and also have a diversified communication stand with foreign students.

    Cons

    Well, as a warden staff, you could be awake all night due to various disturbances from students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend a more severe fine scales for student who do not abide by the residential rules.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Good for people met, poor managemnt

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    Current Employee - Staff Officer in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Staff Officer in Cork (Ireland)

    I have been working at University College Cork

    Pros

    Lots of good people working there fronm all over world, great diversity of culture

    Cons

    Working against the flow , ambition stifled by grade system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more support and encourgagement to employees

  11.  

    Very Good

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    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Current Employee - PhD Student

    I have been working at University College Cork

    Pros

    University College Cork has great people and great clubs for students and Staff alike. I would definitely recommend this as a place to work

    Cons

    There are probably too many layers of general admin in the college. Makes knowing where to go to get things done outside your department quite difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The admin side of the college should be modernized and streamlined to facilitate quicker decision making. I feel this would free up a lot of peoples time and reduce stress levels when looking to do things outside your departmental remit.

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