University of Edinburgh Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2021

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Pros
  • "Inclusive and supportive working environment(in 44 reviews)

  • "Flexible working hours, good environment(in 24 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No opportunity for development & career progression(in 13 reviews)

  • "Short term contracts are the norm(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place

      Jul 29, 2021 - Content Creation Assistant 
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      Pros

      Caring people and interesting work

      Cons

      Nothing I can think of

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Political minefield

      Jul 29, 2021 - Business Development Executive in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      Decent salary with ok benefits Interesting and varied work as you would expect from academia Nice colleagues No real monthly / quarterly / yearly stress like in private / commercial sector

      Cons

      The non academic executives and senior academics were a nightmare - paranoid, delusional, power hungry control freaks who did not trust anyone. If only they could have gotten along with each other and understood that the non academics and researchers were there to help them (and not steal their ideas) it would have been a great place to work and a job for life...

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Remove a whole layer of senior management and you'll have happier employees

      Jun 18, 2021 - Human Resources Specialist in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      The MAJORITY of people who work at Edinburgh University care about what they do and care about each other. There are so many great things to champion about the University they have incredible staff at Academic and Support Services levels Big organisation with seemingly lots of opportunity

      Cons

      There's a level of senior management Grade 9/10 area, especially in support area who are self-serving the amount of pressure puyt on lower grade by higher level managment is unfair Bullying is RIFE is some areas and not enough is being done about it. Good people have left and bullies have stayed. Too many of these bullies are in positions of power, unless those at the very top endeavour to take a good hard look across the University this will continue. for a long time. I witnessed colleagues bullied to the point of nervous breakdowns (this is not confiend to the Vet school alone as the papers might have you believe).

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Not a bad place to do a PhD

      Jul 29, 2021 - PhD Student in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      Decent stipend, the group I was in was generally well funded as well. Friendly people

      Cons

      Academia always has low salaries

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good opportunity

      Jul 23, 2021 - Research Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours Work From Home

      Cons

      Paid all in one Lump Sum

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent Company

      Jul 21, 2021 - Conference and Events Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      Great team, excellent benefits package

      Cons

      There are no obvious cons

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good place to work

      Jul 14, 2021 - Lecturer in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      central management cares about employees. Very good work-life balance.

      Cons

      individual schools and units have too much autonomy, which can sometimes create issues.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great work environment and schedule

      Jul 15, 2021 - Administrator in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      There are many pros for this job

      Cons

      Fast pace environment but no other cons

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      varying

      Jul 27, 2021 - Lab Manager 
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      Pros

      depends on the group you manage

      Cons

      depends a lot on your boss

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Working experience

      Jul 6, 2021 - Tutor 
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      Pros

      Flexible working pattern, diverse culture

      Cons

      Delay in admin and contract

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