University of Edinburgh Benefits

3.6
55 Ratings

Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • Flexible Working(8 comments)

    It's a PhD. If you're lucky with your supervisor you can have a very flexible schedule.

  • Sick Pay(5 comments)

    Very comprehensive and flexible sick pay scheme, including for longer periods of sickness

  • Bike to Work Scheme(4 comments)

    Can't say much, but it exists. One can use uni bikes with a huge discount

27 Aug 2020
Current PhD Studentship in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland, Scotland

Health cover, 1 month vacation time, and travel fees included.

11 Feb 2021
Former Employee

Good pension and generous holidays. Salaries lower than average for my sector.

7 May 2021
Current Employee

No perks, average salary but clear sense of purpose

17 Aug 2020
Former Employee

As a resident assistant, the discounted food and board.

29 Mar 2020
Current Employee

You get a holiday pay for 10% of your original salary

24 Mar 2020
Current PhD Student in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland, Scotland

The best thing is that you get student's benefits. The worst thing is that your salary still will be lower in real amount than in Europe. Also, you are student, not employee, so your years doesn't count for getting a residency.

24 Mar 2020
Current Student Ambassador in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland, Scotland

Not applicable because zero hour contract, part-time student job

19 Dec 2019
Former Waitress in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland, Scotland

There was really a benefits package as I only worked the summer and it was shift work for the Fringe.

28 Aug 2019
Former System Administrator in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland, Scotland

A lot of paid holidays

10 Oct 2019
Former Employee

Good vacation, flexibility and childcare vouchers

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Benefits Summary

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • Critical Illness Cover (6)
  • Income Protection
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Health Insurance
  • Death in Service
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • SIPP
  • Corporate ISA
  • Save as You Earn
  • Share Incentive Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options

Family & Parenting

  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Work From Home
  • Flexible Working (37)
  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Dependent Care
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

  • Sick Pay (39)
  • Annual Leave
  • Sabbatical
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Bereavement Leave

Perks & Benefits

  • Bike to Work Scheme (36)
  • Employee Discount
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Gym Membership
  • Car Allowance
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Company Car

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Apprenticeship Programme
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development

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