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Professor Peter Mathieson
22 Ratings
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  • "Usual cons of academia, fixed term contracts, lack of career progression unless group leader status obtained(in 7 reviews)

  • "I have to live on short term contracts and often don't know if they are getting extended(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Research Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good Environment Generous in research related spend

    Cons

    No financial rewards other than the ones related to the research and to be spent in research purposes

    Advice to Management

    They need to have some flexibility to retain employees on fixed term contracts who perform well

    University of Edinburgh2019-05-09
  2. "Working at the uni"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time

    Pros

    Its cracking mate i cannot believe how cracking it is

    Cons

    Its not so good it is not always good

    University of Edinburgh2019-05-06
  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work overall

    Cons

    Do not make an effort to treat everyone equally,

    Advice to Management

    Consider not paying embarrassing salaries to staff oversees

    University of Edinburgh2019-05-20
  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    A good place to work.

    Cons

    Not too much opportunity.

    University of Edinburgh2019-05-16
  5. "Excellent research university great to pursue PhD studies."

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    Former Employee - PhD Candidate in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Edinburgh full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    - Great amount of excellent academics open to collaboration - Good support for PhD candidates

    Cons

    Limited extra funding for less generous scholarships

    University of Edinburgh2019-05-01
  6. "A good PhD experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Edinburgh full-time

    Pros

    Own desk Good administrative structure Good support Enthusiastic and competent supervisors Second supervisor in case anything goes wrong with the first Good library and lab resources Fringe festival Professional development courses available Good IP policy - don't need to sign it away

    Cons

    Housing can be problematic due to festival This is more a criticism of the funding body than the university, but experimentalists funding doesn't reflect their larger material costs.

    University of Edinburgh2019-05-01
  7. "Great employer for gaining research experience"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Edinburgh full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good supervisor, decent salary, academic freedom

    Cons

    Can't really think of any

    University of Edinburgh2019-05-01
  8. "C/C++ Demonstrator"

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    Former Employee - Lab Demonstrator in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Edinburgh part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice salary, nice environment, you will be amazed about stuff you don't know, questions that students ask.

    Cons

    Can't work more than 8 hours per week

    University of Edinburgh2019-05-13
  9. "3 Stars"

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    Former Employee - Helper in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Edinburgh part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun, Flexible, Alright Pay

    Cons

    Long Hours, Long hours on some days

    University of Edinburgh2019-05-09
  10. "Good atmosphere, limited research funding"

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    Former Employee - PhD Student in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I worked at University of Edinburgh full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Nice staff, good atmosphere, convenient to travel

    Cons

    limited research funding, but it depends on the project

    University of Edinburgh2019-05-06
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