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Updated 19 September 2018
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Pros
  • "Focus on work life balance and gender equality" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Very flexible working hours, would definitely recommend doing an internship here" (in 13 reviews)

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

  • "Low salary, but that is the nature of working with a start up" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Edinburgh full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, casual dress, access to all university systems

    Cons

    I cant really think of any!


  2. "Excellent experience"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I worked at University of Edinburgh (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a world-class institution

    Cons

    The pay is pretty low for Edinburgh standards

  3. "Research Assitant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good team, helpful HR team

    Cons

    The weather in the city of Edinburgh


  4. "admin assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good benefits, nice team of people

    Cons

    can be a bit boring


  5. "Good place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Edinburgh part-time

    Pros

    Good place to work for, fun everything is good

    Cons

    nothing really I mean everything is good


  6. "Good environment, decent holidays"

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Researcher in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    holiday allowance
    friendly environment

    Cons

    pay limited by government bands


  7. "Good Pay and nice colleagues"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh part-time

    Pros

    Good pay and colleagues, job went well.

    Cons

    Pay slightly irregular, not made clear at start.

  8. "Overall positive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time

    Pros

    HR is very supportive, flexibility with working hours is great, work is very independent.

    Cons

    Working in research becomes very competitive and some scientists can be difficult to work with.


  9. "Postdoctoral researcher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time

    Pros

    Generous holiday package, great location in the centre of Edinburgh

    Cons

    Poor progression opportunities, poor facilities


  10. "ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Edinburgh full-time

    Pros

    reasonable salary and supportive environment/management

    Cons

    limited promotion opportunities and always based in edinburgh

    Advice to Management

    value your employees


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