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University of Edinburgh Reviews

Updated 18 Oct 2019

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Pros
  • "Comfortable working environment with students(in 25 reviews)

  • "They also provide a range of services for staff to support mental well-being and work-life balance(in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Good extra income for PhD student"

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    Current Employee - Demonstrator in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible and good pay. you can pick your time and courses you're most comfortable with.

    Cons

    There's no downside to this job.

    University of Edinburgh2019-10-18
  2. "Top of the Line Research Institution"

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    Current Employee - Phd Student Researcher in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    All staff are very nice to work with. Very high level of research. Full of talent

    Cons

    Research funding options could be more clear

    University of Edinburgh2019-10-18
  3. "University of Edinburgh"

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    Current Employee - Student in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great university, diverse open-minded population.

    Cons

    Relies a bit too much on their nam.

    University of Edinburgh2019-10-16
  4. "Perfect work-life balance as a Postgrad student"

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    Former Employee - Media Subtitle Editor in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provides an ideal environment to foster work skills with the understanding that you have educational demands

    Cons

    Contracts depend on being a matriculated student and so positions cannot be held for over a term

    University of Edinburgh2019-10-08
  5. "Excellent PhD opportunity"

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    Current Employee - PhD 

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, very helpful institute.

    Cons

    None really, it's been a very good few years working at the UoE.

    University of Edinburgh2019-10-02
  6. "Great place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pensions benefits, helpful HR

    Cons

    Slow salary raise, difficult career development

    Advice to Management

    None

    University of Edinburgh2019-10-01
  7. "Work as a PhD student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student 

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Edinburgh is one of the best places for science without a doubt, it open collaborative environment and wide range of research and committed staff makes it's a perfect place to become an incredible researcher.

    Cons

    The one downfall for me would their campuses are spread very far from each other therefore if you wanted to attend to a particular meeting that would be most of your day gone.

    University of Edinburgh2019-09-22
  8. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Research Fellow 

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time

    Pros

    Good experience working here one year

    Cons

    No cons.. Its really good place

    University of Edinburgh2019-09-19
  9. "Decent overall, paperwork could be quicker"

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    Former Employee - Tutor 

    I worked at University of Edinburgh part-time

    Pros

    Good compensation, friendly staff, good online system for coursework etc., good facilities

    Cons

    Contract paperwork takes an incredibly long time to go through, still have to go around getting physical timesheets signed, this shouldn't be necessary in this day and age.

    University of Edinburgh2019-09-30
  10. "Programme Lead"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Lead 
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    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    International Environment, salary, flexible hours and workplace

    Cons

    Rigid structure and decision-making processes, traditional culture making it hard to propose and implement new ideas

    University of Edinburgh2019-09-28
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