Abertay University Reviews

Updated 16 Jan 2021

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3.3
56%
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Abertay University Principal & Vice-Chancellor Nigel Seaton (no image)
Nigel Seaton
25 Ratings
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  • "Student Association in the pocket of senior management(in 6 reviews)

  • "Academics have few teamwork skills; they provide no support as they expect you must complete all tasks, like a university student(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "My fav University"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Dundee, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abertay University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Big and functional labs for IT

    Cons

    Dundee is a boring place

  2. "Just the worst place ever"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Department in Dundee, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abertay University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent Discounted Gym, Central Office

    Cons

    Management, Petty Behavior, V little if any training

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  3. "PhD Stipend"

    3.0
    Former Employee - PhD Student - Stipend in Dundee, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abertay University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good research department and help on hand to submit grant funding applications

    Cons

    University are not well resourced, it can be difficult to find an adequate supervisory team

  4. "Working at Abertay"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sports Manager in Dundee, Scotland
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abertay University full-time

    Pros

    work life balance, nice colleagues

    Cons

    poor leadership from senior management.

  5. "Location"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Lab Technician 

    I worked at Abertay University full-time

    Pros

    very good and good colleagues, nice campus

    Cons

    Dundee is very quiet city so not good

  6. "Great place to work!"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Dundee, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abertay University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great working environment. Team spirit. Everyone works hard for the students. Good pay and holidays

    Cons

    Lots of change, bureaucratic ways of thinking .

  7. "New company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Dundee, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Abertay University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    New company with lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of funding in a start up company

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  8. "No support when the supervisor is an academic"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - KTP Associate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Abertay University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Government funded project Gain project management experience

    Cons

    Project supervisor is a university lecturer that might have few knowledge of the project. Academics have few teamwork skills; they provide no support as they expect you must complete all tasks, like a university student.

  9. "Decent"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Dundee, Scotland
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abertay University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere as you'd expect at a University

    Cons

    No clear strategy for moving forward

  10. "Great place to work if you are in the correct department"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Abertay University full-time

    Pros

    General university environment is energizing

    Cons

    Some departments are run by a face fits mentality. Hopefully this leads to a sideways move to a better department, of which there are many but you could be moving jobs internally for a while before you find your fit.

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