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University of Edinburgh Software Engineer Reviews

Updated 26 April 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits, equal opportunities, good work life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Great equipment available, I work in a fantastic team, flexible working hours when required (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Salary is skinny and career progression is limited (in 5 reviews)

  • Very low salary, no pension scheme (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good in the short/medium term"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent pension. Great access to training and software. Potential to collaborate in world-class research projects.

    Cons

    Management from academic staff is minimal. Salary is capped, practically speaking, unless you go down the PhD route.

    Advice to Management

    Make funding available for departments to retain more technical staff


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Developer"

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Boring technology used to solve oring problems mostly created by bad management. Lot of legacy to support.


  3. "Software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a very relaxed environment. Generous on holidays and flexi time.

    Cons

    Very loose environment without proper management.