University of Edinburgh Reviews

Updated 3 Jul 2020

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University of Edinburgh Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Mathieson  (no image)
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  1. COVID-19

    "Working at the Apex hotel from October 29, 2017 to today. Due to COVID- 19 WE ARE FORTY at home"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Cleaning 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I need a safe and unstable job.

    Cons

    The dream of one day finishing an English course. It would be great to work at my school.

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  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working in the department of psychology. It has a great atmosphere and most people are very friendly. There were sufficient benefits for PhD students, though it could definitely be improved.

    Cons

    If you work in a field that is not one of the main lines of research in the department (e.g. memory, language) it can be difficult to collaborate and find extra research funding.

  3. "Good research team"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Edinburgh, Scotland
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    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong support; research fundings; network

    Cons

    Hard to graduate; publication requirement

  4. COVID-19

    "Postdoc at the Uni of Edinburgh"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral 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

    Will vary depending on research group but UoE as an institute is a fantastic place to work - good level of support (from head of school/H&S/professional services - support services (stores, NMR, mass spec, glassblower, mechanical workshop) are of exceptional standard and are run by great staff - handled coronavirus pandemic well -- return to work was done safely and well-organised

    Cons

    - Joseph Black bldg is old -- heating/AC systems not great in some places i.e. v cold in winter, v hot in summer - campus can be "scattered" at times.. i.e. services such as EM are a fair walk away from chemistry with no internal connections (tunnels etc)

  5. "Good"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Student in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh part-time

    Pros

    Good pay good company, good location

    Cons

    difficult work not enough incentives

  6. "Software Engineer at Edinburgh University"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Working Environment, Interesting Projects & Pension Scheme

    Cons

    Lower Salary, Less Career Opportunities

  7. "Great employer!"

    5.0
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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

    World class research facilities and colleagues

    Cons

    Short term post doc contracts

  8. "Rests on its laurels"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Psychology Graduate in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time

    Pros

    Great course, great reputation and amazing city and facilities.

    Cons

    Staff who are not bothered about their students

  9. "Good experience"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Tutor in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Freedom design and run a seminar

    Cons

    Not great pay for the work involved

  10. "Good experience"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    a perfect balance between studies and extracurricular life.

    Cons

    I wish I would have worked more hours.

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