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University of Edinburgh Research Technician Reviews

Updated 18 January 2018
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  • "Focus on work life balance and gender equality" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Good support system and atmosphere, great benefits, colleagues were very supportive of each other and flexible working hours" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Salary is skinny and career progression is limited" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Long hours mainly cause PhD is an intensive degree, the PhD salary in most of the cases is very low" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Working for a University"

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    Former Employee - Research Technician in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Research Technician in Edinburgh, Scotland
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    High quality research environment, with lots of collaboration opportunity

    Cons

    All the usual downsides of working with academics!


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    "Great place to work with excellent work-life balance, but not very well paid."

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    Current Employee - Research Technician in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Edinburgh, Scotland
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    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance. Great holidays. Lots of opportunities to attend seminars.

    Cons

    Very slow rise up the payscale. No annual bonus.

  3. "I had a really great time working for them. Improved my skills a lot and applying to work for them again"

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    Current Employee - Research Technician in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Edinburgh, Scotland
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    Pros

    Very good balance between work and personal life. Total freedom in decing when to start/finish work. Really good environment to work in

    Cons

    Sometime the managers should be more prepared to do their job, but as overall there are really great people to work with

    Advice to Management

    Maybe more careful in the choice pf PI for big research projects