Edinburgh Napier University Reviews

Updated 2 Jun 2020

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3.7
65%
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Edinburgh Napier University Principal & Vice-Chancellor Andrea Nolan (no image)
Andrea Nolan
23 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. "Student"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edinburgh Napier University full-time

    Pros

    Good lectures, easy communications among students and staff.

    Cons

    Can not think of any

  2. "MSc Advanced Structural Engineering"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Student in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working as a team was so great with colleagues

    Cons

    Work can be so so hectic at a time which I'm okay with.

  3. "Great work environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - International Student Ambassador in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The team takes very good care of the student ambassadors and they are great colleagues.

    Cons

    Workload varies throughout the year.

  4. "New opportunity"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  5. "Worth doing."

    5.0
    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.

  6. "Great University"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  7. "MBA Student"

    5.0
    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

  8. "Easy job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Too many managers coasting"

    2.0
    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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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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