University of Glasgow Reviews

Updated Jan 22, 2022

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4.2
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University of Glasgow Chancellor Sir Kenneth Calman
Sir Kenneth Calman
72 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great working environment, exciting work(in 38 reviews)

  • "good environment, good work life balance(in 26 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The career progression is not very good(in 12 reviews)

  • "work/life balance not always considered important(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great University

      Jan 22, 2022 - Researcher in Glasgow, Scotland
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      Pros

      Diverse, stimulating, interactive, with high standards and high expectations

      Cons

      isolated and too much bureaucracy

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      PhD Student review

      Jan 10, 2022 - PhD Student in Glasgow, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Well supported via the academic school

      Cons

      Supervisors have too many students and too much work

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Exam support

      Jan 21, 2022 - Exam Support 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Easy flexible working and kind conditions

      Cons

      Had better management in other roles

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      Jan 17, 2022 - Lab Scientist in Glasgow, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Perfect job to start the professional career.

      Cons

      The job is repetitive everyday.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Very Good

      Jan 16, 2022 - Scholar in Dumfries, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Collaborative Culture, easygoing, welcoming, and professional.

      Cons

      Overwhelming sometimes, more workload than expected sometimes.

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Work at Glasgow

      Dec 30, 2021 - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Teaching the subjects that you have learnt.

      Cons

      Contract-based job and not permanent.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      UofG

      Dec 27, 2021 - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great environment, great training opportunities, very well structured and great communication

      Cons

      I do not see anything negative so far

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      PhD

      Jan 10, 2022 - PhD Student in Glasgow, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Council Tax exemption 40+ days holiday

      Cons

      West end rent is very high and salary is barely sufficient

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Leaves a lot to be desired

      Jan 10, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Helping young people get the most out of their higher education and university experience, very rewarding.

      Cons

      Senior management and the prehistoric university structure leaves a lot to be desired. Innovative ideas are often ignored, from lower level employees.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Not a bad place to work

      Jan 10, 2022 - Research Associate in Glasgow, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly environment but occasional spurts of unnecessary politics

      Cons

      Fixed-term and temporary contracts have taken over the institution

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