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Edinburgh Napier University Reviews

Updated 3 November 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Digital Media Designer Internship"

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    Former Employee - Digital Media Designer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Digital Media Designer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edinburgh Napier University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, a lot of opportunities to interact and collaborate with colleagues from other countries and departments and be involved in various projects.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons about the Edinburgh Napier University


  2. "Decent money, but....."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edinburgh Napier University full-time

    Pros

    Decent money for the work, staff are friendly enough

    Cons

    4 x 12 hour shifts, then 4 days off - lot of time. It does bring the wage up, but there isn't much to do

    Advice to Management

    Enter the 21st Century


  3. "Incompetent management"

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    Former Employee - Administrator in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Administrator in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Edinburgh Napier University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working and international outreach.

    Cons

    Staff work extremely hard to be able to keep up with random management decisions. Most of the staff are motivated only to avoid impacting the students' experience but that's it. Management makes impossible decisions and morale is very low. Money is spent in unnecessary items such as the buildings at the Gyle or the refurbishment of the Craiglockhart reception.

    Mediocre people are constantly being promoted.

    There's no career progression for support staff.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your staff.


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  5. "Small but very active"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edinburgh Napier University full-time

    Pros

    Great collaboration between research groups due to the reduced size of the research staff.
    Comfortable and friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Due to reduced size it is harder to get funding from bigger schemes.
    Also somewhat limited in terms of laboratory equipment. But not so limited it gets in the way of your work.

    Advice to Management

    Investing in meeting the institutional requirements for certain funding schemes would most likely pay off.


  6. "Not that good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    For me location - that's only good think

    Cons

    Top heavy with highly paid patronising management - little job satisfaction as reflected in staff surveys

    Advice to Management

    Resign


  7. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Student in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Student in Edinburgh, Scotland
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Safe environment were everyone tries help each other.

    Cons

    Bad organisation between lectures, classes overlapping themselves and taking off classes you would like to do.


  8. "Napier University review"

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    Former Employee - Financial Services in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Financial Services in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The Head of the Financial Services Malcolm Pettigrew is very professional, kind and understanding. He takes the well being of his employees seriously and does everything to ensure that everyone feels appreciated. The team is very supportive. A lot of opportunities for professional development.

    Cons

    No disadvantages. Perhaps the weather;)


  9. "Excellent"

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

    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


  10. "very nice colleagues"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everyone who works here is really lovely - this includes my immediate team and wider network of colleagues.

    Cons

    Car-parking is awful and some of the people who work in HR seem pretty ruthless.


  11. "Watch out for ENU - a university on its way to the top"

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    Current Employee - KTP Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - KTP Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good staff welfare.
    The HR department is very supporting.
    I have not come across a member of the university who is not optimistic about he university.

    Cons

    Getting CoS from the Home Office, for new recruits (like when I was employed) takes ages. It would be good if the university can improve on this.

    Advice to Management

    Keep striving to achieve the visions.


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