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Updated 17 July 2018
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Pros
  • "multi cultural and work life balance" (in 10 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. "Great Place to study and work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Love how dedicated they are to their students

    Cons

    the weather is rough in the winter


  2. "Great Uni"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience is a great place for a Post doc. Excellent labs, lively and friendly environment, good flexibility at work (depending on your PI though) and all the admin staff is extremely kind and helpful.

    Cons

    As a post doc, basically no chance to progress to a permanent position (e.g. as a lecturer) as they privilege external applicants. They hire people in couples most of time (husband and wife).

  3. "High CPR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    Nice Business Scholl, some good professor

    Cons

    no much sunlight in Glasgow


  4. "Great uni"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Nice campus
    - Well organised
    - Friendly staff

    Cons

    I have found no significant cons


  5. "Great to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Glasgow part-time

    Pros

    Lots of hard working, talented experts in many fields

    Cons

    Lots of paperwork to do on a regular basis


  6. "PhD Candidate at University of Glasgow"

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you consider your PhD to be just an expansion of your student life, UofG is a perfect place, in a very nice city, with many things to do.
    If you are, also, willing to "go with the flow" and just "get a degree from a good university without caring of your human integrity and safety over the 3-4 years as a PhD student", it's again the perfect place!

    Cons

    I started my PhD at the UofG with the best of intentions and absolutely thrilled, but it was just after 3 months working in a lab there when I realised that nothing is what it seems to be... My experience consists of people not caring about the safety in the working environment, politics among the academic which affect the students' job and under-equipped facilities.


  7. "Good place"

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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 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    University environment; salary; career perspective.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy; temporary contracts instead of permanent.

  8. "Seriously inefficient"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    Work/life balance was good and working hours were flexible.

    Cons

    The administrative management is not good. Nepotism trumps merit. Bullying of administrate staff is widespread and goes unpunished. Career progression is not possible.


  9. "Nice Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff, beautiful building, great city, access to university library, graded salary system, promotes fairness and equality

    Cons

    Older buildings in need of renovation and funding


  10. "Really kind employers and friendly staff"

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    Former Employee - Student Caller
    Former Employee - Student Caller
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Glasgow part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay, and the alumni relations team were both good

    Cons

    Some people with more authority in the office could be a bit nicer


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