University of Edinburgh Reviews

Updated May 15, 2022

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Pros
  • "Inclusive working environment; nice people to work with(in 56 reviews)

  • "Access to state of the art equipment, Flexible working hours(in 37 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "not many opportunities in industry in Edinburgh if one is looking for an alternative to academia(in 24 reviews)

  • "Short term contracts, long hours depending on projects(in 23 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good Place to Work

      May 15, 2022 - HR Business Partner 
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      Pros

      Good Work/Life Balance and culture.

      Cons

      Honestly, just the red tape.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      great uni for postdoc

      May 6, 2022 - Research Associate 
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      Pros

      Good salary and many internal development options

      Cons

      fixed contracts but it is an issue in all academia

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee

      fair

      May 4, 2022 - Graduate Student 
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      Pros

      kind professors and faculties, high-quality courses

      Cons

      all courses were online because of COVID

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      May 3, 2022 - Finance Business Partner in Edinburgh, Scotland
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      Pros

      Great place to work, very good amounts of annual leave and good culture of work/life balance. Large institution so generally a lot of career opportunities.

      Cons

      Large institution with lots of red tape and difficult procedures that need streamlined.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good job

      May 1, 2022 - Research Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland
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      Pros

      Get paid using free time

      Cons

      Sometimes the work is overwholming

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great environment, sadly standard exploitation

      May 15, 2022 -  in Edinburgh, Scotland
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      Pros

      Great research environment with extensive network for collaboration

      Cons

      UKRI base rate Salary, below minimum wage for above full-time commitment. Financial systems convoluted specifically for internationals.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great job!

      Apr 30, 2022 - Visitor Centre Information and Sales Assistant 
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      Pros

      I love working here, I love all my colleagues and the workload is not too bad, I'm sad to have to leave soon due to personal circumstances however I would love to come back and work in this role again when I return to Edinburgh!

      Cons

      Nothing is really a con tbh

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Student

      Apr 30, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Creative Challenge Kind teammates High quality education

      Cons

      Heavy workload Low grade Totally online

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      An average employer

      May 11, 2022 - Data Analyst 
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      Pros

      Job stability; large organisation; ability to move easily to new jobs within the institution

      Cons

      Poor promotion for non-academic roles; poor process & procedure across all areas; siloed in it's ways of working; closed to new ways of doing things

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Student experience

      Apr 26, 2022 - Student 
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      Pros

      Was quite good, everyone's friendly and the city's beautiful

      Cons

      The weather is a bit of a surprise

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