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Glasgow Caledonian University Reviews

Updated 18 May 2018
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  1. "Excellent employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Glasgow Caledonian University part-time

    Pros

    Supportive, friendly staff and ethical company to work for

    Cons

    Ways to grow a little unclear in own role and also uni needs to be more committed to climbing up rankings, taken more seriously for research, business growth opportunities and so on

    Advice to Management

    Keep the work engaging and continue to work on projects that make a positive difference. GCU has potential, but more higher-ups need to be committed to giving it a better reputation


  2. "Salary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Glasgow Caledonian University full-time

    Pros

    City centre location in glasgow

    Cons

    Lack of research infrastructure and funding

  3. "Being a researcher in Glasgow Caledonian University"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Glasgow Caledonian University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, freedom to develop as a budding academic

    Cons

    Glasgow is always very cold and not many funding opportunity compared to the russel group universities


  4. "Accountancy student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Glasgow Caledonian University full-time

    Pros

    Good accountancy programme for students

    Cons

    Programme limited to chosen business discipline


  5. "Lecturer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Glasgow Caledonian University full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment and team

    Cons

    poor management and lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    listen to feedback from teaching teams


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Shambles of a university...avoid!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Glasgow Caledonian University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent working environment and people. Flexible working and ok work life balance.

    Cons

    Such a disorganised university it is embarrassing. No career advancement and there is a lack of personal development or training. Lots of people who have been there for years and who do very, very little and get away with it. Senior managers do not demonstrate the values the university promotes and unless you are in the 'inner circle' there is no real care for staff at all.

    If you are career minded and ambitious I would not recommend working here.

    Advice to Management

    Live your values. Get rid of the fear culture and listen to your employees. Invest in sorting out the shambles properly internally rather than spending money on your 'external' image.


  7. "HSQE Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Glasgow Caledonian University part-time

    Pros

    I love keeping people safe in workplaces

    Cons

    I enjoy travelling within U.K and Abroad

  8. "PhD"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity. Good funding

    Cons

    No transparency in the system.


  9. "Good people thwarted by their leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Glasgow Caledonian University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Worked with some great colleagues, projects and campuses (the legal ones). The ARC.

    Cons

    The Principal and certain management decisions following years of apathy towards my commercial remit.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid if you like fair play.


  10. "working at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Glasgow Caledonian University full-time

    Pros

    Good commitment to the Common Good

    Cons

    Activity very heavily direct by interests of the Principal


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