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Updated 20 Feb 2020

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4.3
91%
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University of Edinburgh Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Mathieson  (no image)
Professor Peter Mathieson
43 Ratings
Pros
  • "Nice working environment (people/ institute) but very lab-dependent(in 26 reviews)

  • "They also provide a range of services for staff to support mental well-being and work-life balance(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Nice place to study in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time

    Pros

    Nice people and helpful staff

    Cons

    The charge is very high

    University of Edinburgh2020-02-20
  2. "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Good facilities and very nice

    Cons

    Hard work And very annoying

    University of Edinburgh2020-02-18
  3. "It's a fine place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Various courses and classes on offer.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. Certain policies are dated and in need of an update.

    University of Edinburgh2020-02-16
  4. "About company"

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Research Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fantastic place to learn and grow

    Cons

    No big concerns or cons.

    University of Edinburgh2020-02-03
  5. "Okay - but you're on your own"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student 

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time

    Pros

    Many funding opportunities, good connections with industry. Much freedom in research.

    Cons

    Dispersed teams, slow IT, too much health and safety. You're basically on your own - but that might be the nature of doing a PhD.

    University of Edinburgh2020-02-17
  6. "Good place to work, academics get low salaries in UK"

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    Current Employee - Reader in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time

    Pros

    Very low workload for academics

    Cons

    Very low pay No benefits to speak of.

    University of Edinburgh2020-02-13
  7. "Good place to do compiler research"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong team and leader Lots of opportunities as companies come to visit often Cutting-edge research practices

    Cons

    Salary is decent but not great Weather not good in Edinburgh in general

    University of Edinburgh2020-01-29
  8. "PhD student"

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    Current Employee - Consulting Manager/Principal 

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time

    Pros

    The university has good rating in the UK.The research is excellent.

    Cons

    All challanged of a PhD and research

    University of Edinburgh2020-01-28
  9. "Poor support when things go wrong"

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    Former Employee - PhD Student 

    I worked at University of Edinburgh full-time

    Pros

    Fellow PhD students provide a good community

    Cons

    Poor work life balance and understanding of why this is important

    University of Edinburgh2020-01-30
  10. "Good encironment"

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    Current Employee - Consulting Manager/Principal 

    I have been working at University of Edinburgh full-time

    Pros

    Nice colleagues and nice environment

    Cons

    Cold. Facilities are not state of the art

    University of Edinburgh2020-01-12

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