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Edinburgh Napier University Research Associate Reviews

Updated 23 Mar 2017

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  1. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edinburgh Napier University

    Pros

    Nice work environment, significant opportunity to progress academic career

    Cons

    Bad Coffee, bad canteen food

    Advice to Management

    Generally good in comparison to other Edinburgh based universities

    Edinburgh Napier University2017-03-23
  2. "Good place to start"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland
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    Neutral Outlook
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    I worked at Edinburgh Napier University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Small University good for communication amongst department teams. Flexible work arrangements and good holiday leave allowance.

    Cons

    New University so little focus on Research. Very poor at encouraging and developing early career Researchers. Securing funding or time off to engage in developmental opportunities (i.e. courses, seminars) went unsupported.

    Advice to Management

    Good staff are an asset. Set aside resources per employee to invest in them and they will give back in greater measures.

    Edinburgh Napier University2015-05-12
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Clueless students, admin and general lack of ambition."

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edinburgh Napier University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you get a permanent post you can sit it out until retirement.

    Cons

    Staying motivated. Having to deal with students that really should not go into university education. Dealing with staff that have no ambition.

    Advice to Management

    Prune aggresively and nurture only the best.

    Edinburgh Napier University2014-06-23
  4. "Great place to work, lots of opportunities to make your mark, interesting projects"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Edinburgh Napier University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly accessible staff, lots of opportunities to make your mark, very linked up with industry practice, Napier is doing some really interesting things I think and the impact is starting to be really felt now, especially in technology and creative areas. To work here right now is to feel part of something very progressive. Well paid too, would especially recommend to practice-led academics - less so for traditional...

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    Cons

    The canteen is cheap but poor yes - but there are a dozen trendy cafes yards away however and the Merchiston campus is in a great location. Like lots of jobs these days contract rather than permanent work is often what's on offer.

    Advice to Management

    I get that all uni have issues with red tape but the less there is the more successful Napier can be. Starting to see this situation improve this year

    Edinburgh Napier University2013-05-02
  5. "Very good"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Edinburgh Napier University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work time, continuous personal development, opportunities to engage with innovation and research.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, politics, lack of common sense in some departments

    Advice to Management

    Many of the corporate processes need serious efficiency reviews.

    Edinburgh Napier University2012-11-01
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