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    "Bad Leadership"

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

    I worked at Edinburgh Napier University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Colleagues were generally nice and tried to give students a good experience despite bad management decisions.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, a change of principle lead to a general bad approach to university leadership and planning with even good ideas turning bad as they were then badly implemented. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people in higher positions they really should not be in, but promotion is often whether you are liked by the management higher up or not. As an example, a voluntary redundancy which was supposed to target a few...

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    Advice to Management

    Resign before you damage this university beyond repair, as you have had long enough to realise your mistakes, but you have not.

    Edinburgh Napier University2018-12-17

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "A great job"

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    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented and lively colleagues and students. Tremendous freedom to pursue your own interests.

    Cons

    Teaching is always difficult, exhausting and sometimes frustrating. Research is always difficult, exhausting and sometimes frustrating.

    Edinburgh Napier University2018-02-16
  2. "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    Outdated structure, lots of silos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

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