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Updated 4 November 2018
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Pros
  • "good work-life balance, good reputation," (in 11 reviews)

  • "Easy access to the city centre and to the West end of Glasgow" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "There are no cons in particular" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Very little career progression possible (like most universities)" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "great"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Glasgow (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a good job

    Cons

    Low pay as compare to market

    Advice to Management

    Need better administration


  2. "Overall good employer, but depends on the department and your personality"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Glasgow full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits - security/salary/gym/proximity to west end

    Cons

    Usual large institution issue - empire builders/slow to change/bureaucracy/career progression limitations/inflexible recruitment procedures

    Advice to Management

    Focus on delivering actual personal development for staff, rather than ticking boxes. When recruiting, look at potential as well as past achievements.

  3. "Demonstrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and nice place to work

    Cons

    Do not know of any cons


  4. "PhD student at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    Good City in which work and live

    Excellent academics

    Cons

    Student support can sometimes be poor


  5. "Working at MVLS, Glasgow"

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

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

    Pros

    Poor infrastfucture, and overly bureaucratic

    Cons

    Digitalised HR/Payroll portal, which streamlines taking holidays, checking payslips, checking number of paid leaves, etc


  6. "Academia no more"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    brilliant students at all levels

    Cons

    Increasingly top-heavy management, admin overload interferes with core academic mission.

    Advice to Management

    Slim down HR in particular


  7. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment, beautiful surroundings, lots opportunities to develop skills and make personal progress.

    Cons

    There are no cons in particular

  8. "Good uni"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Glasgow part-time

    Pros

    good work-life balance, good reputation,

    Cons

    large org, lack of structure, low motivation


  9. "good place to work"

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

    I worked at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    one of best labs and facilities in the world

    Cons

    post doc jobs are temperory and short term contracts


  10. "veterinarinry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    very diverse position offering great learning opportunity. state of the art building with all the gadgets. good pay and benefits

    Cons

    no real room for progression, stagnant middle management and a degree of nepotism. high work load can often lead to stress in some situations

    Advice to Management

    more opportunity for staff to progress and expand their skill set and better support and interest from management in seeing their staff achieve this


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