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University of Glasgow Research Assistant Reviews

Updated 24 September 2017
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Pros
  • Good opportunities with a good work-life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Nice facilities, great swimming pool, fantastic location in the west end of Glasgow, plenty of cafes and pubs 5 mins walk (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • I was told by my line manager that had I not been pregnant my contract would have been renewed (in 3 reviews)

  • Remote location, not to many contacts with the main campus research groups (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Working at CEES"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Glasgow part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, friendly staff, treated well

    Cons

    Administration, long times to hear back by email

    Advice to Management

    Improve on the administration


  2. "working experience review"

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    Former Employee - Project Research Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Project Research Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Glasgow (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very collaborative and engaging working atmosphere

    Cons

    None with the university; more about the rainy weather in Glasgow

    Advice to Management

    none


  3. "good work ethic"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Glasgow (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good place to grow and learn

    Cons

    not great for scientists without phd


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  5. "Senior management can hamper progress rather than nurture it, this of course is strictly confined to the individual."

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    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Glasgow as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    An ancient, well-known, well funded research university, Glasgow will provide you with a lot of further opportunities, both within and outside it.
    The at the lower levels (other research assistants and PhD students) are really great. They go out of their way to help you develop.

    Cons

    If you work with a bad manager (supervisor) it can be difficult to get the core of your work done.
    The pay isn't optimal, especially when the requirements aren't clear.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be better organisation, transparency and collaboration. And I don't mean this in the cliche way! Politics, jealousy and secrecy get in the way of doing good research. The number of publications you have should be irrelevant.