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Edinburgh Napier University Reviews

Updated 12 Feb 2020

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3.4
52%
Recommend to a Friend
43%
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Edinburgh Napier University Principal & Vice-Chancellor Andrea Nolan (no image)
Andrea Nolan
22 Ratings
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  • "Senior management need to be visible and demonstrating improved results(in 5 reviews)

  • "Bad organisation between lectures, classes overlapping themselves and taking off classes you would like to do(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "New opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Information Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It seems a very nice place to work and grow. Great equipment and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere

    Cons

    It doesn´t apply at the moment

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    Edinburgh Napier University2020-02-12
  2. "Worth doing."

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    Current Employee - Student Ambassador 

    I have been working at Edinburgh Napier University part-time

    Pros

    Excellent for work now and then!

    Cons

    Inconsistent work and usually on a particular campus.

    Edinburgh Napier University2020-02-02
  3. "Great University"

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    Current Employee - Student Nurse in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tons of support from staff Numerous tutorials, lectures, workshops, etc.

    Cons

    Very, very poor admin... You should *not* have to wait till the week before a placement, to find out where it is taking place.

    Edinburgh Napier University2020-01-26
  4. "MBA Student"

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    Current Employee - MBA Student in Edinburgh, Scotland

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

    Pros

    Good facilities, friendly staffs, good designed-course

    Cons

    Some administration tasks from Finance team are slow

    Edinburgh Napier University2019-11-11
  5. "Easy job"

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    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    easy to do not too busy

    Cons

    the tasks are too simple

    Edinburgh Napier University2019-09-10
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Too many managers coasting"

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    Former Employee - Administrative/Support 

    I worked at Edinburgh Napier University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent pay, good work-life balance (leave for family, holiday entitlement, flexible hours

    Cons

    Very top heavy in terms of senior management. A lot of managers seem to think they're the head of a huge multi-national rather than a medium sized modern university. Very poor options for career development unless you're seen as one of the "right"people - ability or potential doesn't come into it. Lower grade staff who do "just enough" to coast along and not stick heads above the parapet are favoured over those eager to get on and change things.

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    Edinburgh Napier University2019-09-04
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Edinburgh Napier University full-time

    Pros

    Money and location. EDI is a nice city.

    Cons

    No progression, no work life balance. Lots of rat race, lack of collegiaty.

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    Edinburgh Napier University2019-08-29
  8. "No transparency, no respect, no work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Only a good salary but nothing else.

    Cons

    Poor top management, no transparency, heavy teaching with no adequate support, no respect from top management. Forced to work many hours outside the office if you want to have a research profile because there is a very minimal allocation of time for this activity. Bad review system which helps people who are not delivering to hide themselves. Ridiculous benefits.

    Edinburgh Napier University2019-08-29
  9. "Overall a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - UI-UX Designer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, flexible working, interesting work

    Cons

    Outdated structure, lots of silos

    Edinburgh Napier University2019-07-04
  10. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Professional Services Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland

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

    Pros

    Culture, colleagues, pension, work-life balance. Opportunities to try new things and develop. Good access to staff at all levels of the business.

    Cons

    A bit risk averse and can be slow in making change. Leadership direction can be poor.

    Edinburgh Napier University2019-06-14

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