University of Glasgow Reviews

Updated Sep 13, 2021

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4.3
85%
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93%
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University of Glasgow Chancellor Sir Kenneth Calman
Sir Kenneth Calman
63 Ratings
Pros
  • "Friendly staff and good working environment(in 23 reviews)

  • "Flexible working hours and good pay as well as many benefits such as travel insurance and a very good pension scheme(in 17 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "zero-hour contracts offer no benefits or job security(in 6 reviews)

  • "Usual large institution issue - empire builders/slow to change/bureaucracy/career progression limitations/inflexible recruitment procedures(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great institution

      Sep 9, 2021 - PhD Student in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      Great team Great environment Place to grow

      Cons

      None found Cold weather No sunshine Not much supervision

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good to work here

      Sep 9, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Will have flexible working hours

      Cons

      may have a serious PDR per year.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Very good

      Sep 5, 2021 - Research Associate in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It's a very timulating environment

      Cons

      I don't have anything to say here

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place

      Sep 1, 2021 - Research Associate in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good international environment, inclusive community, university of excellence.

      Cons

      If I had to say something... the weather?

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Technical family has limited progression

      Sep 13, 2021 - Lab Manager in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay was relatively fair & the USS pension is good.

      Cons

      Management heavy with limited opportunity to progress within the technical family.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Employer

      Sep 12, 2021 - Lecturer in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay and conditions, nice working environment.

      Cons

      Admin staff are not always well trained and sometimes it is hard to find out the procedures to be followed. Reponses are often very slow.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great university for research

      Aug 28, 2021 - Research Associate in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      Supportive environment and work-life balance.

      Cons

      Sometimes it is difficult for researchers to be heard by management.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great

      Sep 10, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      great team to work with

      Cons

      admin requirements sometimes a lot

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Low salary

      Sep 8, 2021 - Postdoctoral Researcher in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      Nice city to live in.

      Cons

      Low salary, postdocs are automatically put to grade 6.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good overall but management style needs work

      Sep 6, 2021 - Laboratory Scientist in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good salary and bonus Enjoyable work Opportunities No take home work

      Cons

      Shift pattern 3am-1pm Lousy management Slow HR

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