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"HR Recruitment Department"

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Former Employee - Recruitment in Glasgow, Scotland
Former Employee - Recruitment in Glasgow, Scotland
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at University of Glasgow full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

The staff immediately make you feel like part of the team. If you have any issues, they are there to help you.
Additionally, the location is brilliant. Easy access to the city centre and to the West end of Glasgow.
You are always kept busy!

Cons

There is a Limited promotion line. It can take you quite a while to progress from support assistant, to assistant, supervisor then manager.

Advice to Management

Keep up the brilliant work. The staff work so hard and they truly are the best team to work for.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Glasgow

  1. "Bad management"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Technician in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice location on main campus with lots of shopping and eating options at lunch time. Never needed to work overtime. Lots of staff are nice people, but there are plenty of rogues! Good amount of holidays (28 annual leave + 9 public holiday + 3 days between Xmas and new year)

    Cons

    Inconsistant and unfair recruitment practices, basically recruiting managers are left to their own devices to discriminate and HR don't care about enforcing recruitment standards or policies. No regard to equal pay when setting salaries, particularly for people applying internally, there is no room for negotiation whereas peole externally recruited can negotatiate their salary which leads to unfair discrepancies.

    You will never get a parking permit, despite this being a "benefit" it is completely unavailable to new staff. No flexitime system, flexibility is at the discretion of the line manager, this really should be a defined policy in such a large organisation. I've seen cases where manager's favourites are given much more flexibility than other staff.

    P&DR is a box ticking exercise, the university don't care about your professional progress unless you are a top researcher. I witnessed some victimisation and discrimination in my department, not a nice working environment. I know of many female staff who felt discriminated against, this is a common complaint at this university.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up your recruitment practices. Be more aware of the way some managers are treating people and do something about it.


  2. "Great place to work with many fond memories"

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    Former Employee - Research Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Research Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Glasgow full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exciting and dynamic workplace with great ambition

    Cons

    Academic science can be a tough job in terms of job security

    Advice to Management

    Create more middle-management jobs

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