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Updated 16 July 2018
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Pros
  • "Focus on work life balance and gender equality" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Good support system and atmosphere, great benefits, colleagues were very supportive of each other and flexible working hours" (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. "PhD Student"

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    Former Employee - PhD Student in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I worked at University of Edinburgh full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Full of support for students either from the school or the university

    Cons

    A lot of travel between office and work for those who teach


  2. "Student Caller at Alumni and Development office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - good pay
    - very chill environment
    - can be a good way to network

    Cons

    - can be stressful if you are not good at cold calling

  3. "Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Administrative in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Edinburgh part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Can work in Casual clothes
    Nice people

    Cons

    Not many benefits
    very chaotic depending on which area you work for.


  4. "Post-doctoral position with University of Edinburgh"

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

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large, cutting-edge, well-respected with numerous collaborative opportunities.

    Cons

    Very few permanent post-doctoral positions. Job security is average with grant funded contracts of typically three years.


  5. "Great working environment and supportive peers"

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

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

    Pros

    Well established researchers and good working relationship with supervisor

    Cons

    Long hours requiring a lot of self motivation

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  6. "Graduate student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    High quality research and teaching

    Cons

    Too many students in the course


  7. "Very Satisfied!"

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    Current Employee - Postgraduate Student in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Student in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experienced professionals in a student-friendly place

    Cons

    No cons for this company

  8. "Under invested professional service staff"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager-HR in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Senior Manager-HR in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    An incredible place with world/life changing research. A breadth of opportunity.

    Cons

    Under investment in professional services, leading to people being over loaded and stressed.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in professional services and development


  9. "Software developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I worked at University of Edinburgh full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, plenty of annual leave, possible to work from home, really nice people

    Cons

    No prospects for growth, the way work is assigned is counter productive and stressful, you need to account for every minute worked in a timesheet

    Advice to Management

    A lot of developers feel underutilised due to on off project based work.


  10. "Postdoctoral Research Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time

    Pros

    Great facilities and good access resources and training.

    Cons

    Distance between campus can make collaborations difficult within the University.


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