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University of Glasgow Reviews

Updated 18 January 2018
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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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Generous, flexible, and supportive educational establishment."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Research Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Research Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent salary and benefits. Fulfilling work. Opportunity for travel within research roles, funding dependent.

    Cons

    Compulsory teaching requirements can be a hindrance to research positions, especially when on a short-term contract.


  2. "Laboratory Demonstrator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Laboratory Demonstrator in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Laboratory Demonstrator in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great supervisors and teaching material

    Cons

    Not such great hours and flexibility


  3. "Work is very intresting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Glasgow part-time

    Pros

    Students I teach are very smart and I was very glad to help them

    Cons

    Time slots organisation is a bit bad


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  5. "PhD Student"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities with a good work-life balance.

    Cons

    High stress levels from working with large collaborations.


  6. "Senior Resident"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    Excellent part-time work opportunities for Students

    Cons

    Really no cons that I can think of.


  7. "HOSA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HOSA in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - HOSA in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues and a good atmosphere!

    Cons

    Always in crisis mode, and no great support from centre


  8. "CDT Admin"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland

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

    Pros

    Good working conditions, training opportunities are good

    Cons

    Administration is generally viewed as a chore by most academics and therefore quite a challenge for keeping deadlines


  9. "Competitive with other research institutions"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, comparable salary to similar roles at other universities. Opportunities to develop within a role. Excellent city to live in.

    Cons

    Not much mentorship if you're on a temporary research only contract. Limited opportunity to be promoted within the University. Very dependent on the relationship you have with your direct line manager which is fine if you get on, less so if you don't.

    Advice to Management

    Consider your temporary contract staff. We would stay if we encouraged more.


  10. "Working at CEES"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  11. Helpful (1)

    "HR Recruitment Department"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Recruitment in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The staff immediately make you feel like part of the team. If you have any issues, they are there to help you.
    Additionally, the location is brilliant. Easy access to the city centre and to the West end of Glasgow.
    You are always kept busy!

    Cons

    There is a Limited promotion line. It can take you quite a while to progress from support assistant, to assistant, supervisor then manager.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the brilliant work. The staff work so hard and they truly are the best team to work for.


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