University of Glasgow Reviews

Updated 6 May 2021

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University of Glasgow Chancellor Sir Kenneth Calman
Sir Kenneth Calman
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  • "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. "Review"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher - PhD Student in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment and advanced labs

    Cons

    Somethimes Scottish it is hard to understand

  2. "Some great people, terrible culture"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    There are some wonderful people working at Glasgow. From the helpful and friendly janitors, cleaners and catering staff to supportive and inspirational professional services colleagues and some committed and enthusiastic academic staff and leaders, the people make Glasgow.

    Cons

    The culture at Glasgow is dreadful. They talk about values and empowerment, but bullying and harassment are not only tolerated but rewarded. Grievance procedures are woefully reliant on managers being prepared to take them seriously and deal with things in a timely manner, and this is too often not the case. Senior staff seem to be complete laws unto themselves and are allowed to make arbitrary and vindictive decisions without any challenge. Promises made to staff by senior leaders are all too often simply words with no follow through or delivery. Too many initiatives are started without going anywhere.

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  3. "Flexible work for alright pay"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Careers Service Brand Ambassador in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland

    I worked at University of Glasgow part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible for students, the employer is understanding when course work or exam periods get in the way. Get to meet some fellow students

    Cons

    The HR system used for regestering your hours can be tricky

  4. "Tutor"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tutor 

    I worked at University of Glasgow part-time

    Pros

    Gain experience and meet people

    Cons

    There were not many downsides

  5. "Student Services Assistant"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Services Assistant 

    I worked at University of Glasgow part-time

    Pros

    Great friendly environment. The staff was very supportive, welcoming and open-minded.

    Cons

    No specific cons. The role met my expectations.

  6. "Work experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager 

    I worked at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    Well paid, great benefits, great colleagues

    Cons

    Limited personal development, no room to develop

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  7. COVID-19

    "Marie-Curie Early Stage Researcher (Engineering)"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher - PhD Student in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    Amazing salary (especially for a PhD student) and benefits. PhD experience in a big team with regular business trips (before pandemic).

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucratic duties and distractions from work due to involvement of European Commission. Expected excellence of student often used as excuse for bad supervision and straight-up negligence.

  8. "review"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    benefits, working, hours, environment, people, location

    Cons

    instability, of contacts, some, offices, weather,

  9. "great place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    good work life balance in all

    Cons

    low salary but great flexibility

  10. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Trials Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Glasgow full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working. Working independently. Good expertise. Friendly workforce.

    Cons

    Finance system difficult to navigate.

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