Queen's University Belfast Reviews

Updated 27 May 2020

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Queen's University Belfast President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian A Greer MD FRCP(Glas) FRCPE FRCP FRCPI FFSRH FCCP FRCOG FMedSci
Professor Ian A Greer MD FRCP(Glas) FRCPE FRCP FRCPI FFSRH FCCP FRCOG FMedSci
4 Ratings
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  • "Senior Management switch between indifference and micromanaging(in 7 reviews)

  • "Typical ivory tower attitudes exemplified by outdated academics coasting(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "A very collaborative environment"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Queen's University Belfast full-time

    Pros

    Queen's community is a very supportive and collaborative environment. My colleagues and authorities are very aware about the importance of academic standards in teaching, research, service and contact with the professional and non-professional community at both local and international levels. Authorities are very approachable and friendly (and don't confuse that with being informal, arbitrary or not serious as that's not the case for Queen's). This is somehow an ideal workplace (leaving aside our common consensus that there are not perfect workplaces on earth). High quality of research (impact, research funding and quality of publication), high levels of student satisfaction and constant professional accreditation to ensure quality of teaching and accomplishment of professional requirements of industry. PS: Belfast is such a wonderful city (beautiful, walkable, human-scale, affordable and surrounded by very beautiful landscapes). That makes the work-life balance really good.

    Cons

    (1) It seems to be a bit geographically away from other research centres in EU, but not really a big issue. There are good connections with Ulster University and the Republic of Ireland. The rest are just a few hours flying. (2) Buildings and infrastructure in general are a bit old (like almost in the entire UK), but not a big issue as this is still OK with the living and working standards. (3) The weather: nothing to say, nothing to do with this. Autumn and winter is nevertheless beautiful in parks and the river. Just apply the Nordic premise: there is not bad weather, there is only bad clothing.

    Queen's University Belfast2020-05-20
  2. "QUB: supporting collaborative environments"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Reader/Director in Belfast, Northern Ireland

    I have been working at Queen's University Belfast full-time

    Pros

    Supports flexible working with many excellent resources as a Russell Group University

    Cons

    geographically distant from many collaborators

    Queen's University Belfast2020-05-27
  3. "Postdoctoral Research Fellow"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Queen's University Belfast full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent salary, work-life balance and benefits

    Cons

    High competition to secure funding

    Queen's University Belfast2020-05-11
  4. "Very good experinece"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Demonstrator 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Queen's University Belfast part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    professional and very friendly environment. Working with great minds.

    Cons

    Nothing about the university itself but probably working with some students is a nightmare.

    Queen's University Belfast2020-04-28
  5. "Amazing"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Belfast, Northern Ireland

    I have been working at Queen's University Belfast full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Research exposure and good staffs

    Cons

    Lack of lab classes and materials

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    Queen's University Belfast2020-04-22
  6. "not a good time"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Student in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Queen's University Belfast full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    very quiet city, nothing fun there

    Cons

    a bad time of my life

    Queen's University Belfast2020-05-25
  7. "Masters in Chemical Engineering"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Queen's University Belfast full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good reputation, activities, learn lots.

    Cons

    Not always helpful to learning

    Queen's University Belfast2020-04-21
  8. "Review"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Scientist in Belfast, Northern Ireland

    I have been working at Queen's University Belfast full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working and good pension

    Cons

    Little room for progression and redeployment

    Queen's University Belfast2020-04-03
  9. "PhD chemical engineering"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Belfast, Northern Ireland

    I have been working at Queen's University Belfast full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fairly good research environment and nice people

    Cons

    Having to do with administration can be frustrating

    Queen's University Belfast2020-04-08
  10. "Nice place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Queen's University Belfast full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Give you a lot of support, healthy environment.

    Cons

    To much rain in Belfast

    Queen's University Belfast2020-02-18
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