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University of Glasgow Reviews

Updated 14 December 2017
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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. "Great benefits, but slow-moving"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MPA (Officer - Level 6) in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - MPA (Officer - Level 6) in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Benefits
    - Work/life balance
    - Well rounded, international colleagues
    - Nice location

    Cons

    - Slow processes, bureaucratic
    - Can be inefficient
    - Opportunities to develop career, but at a slow pace
    - More support given to research staff than MPA staff
    - Very traditional
    - Pay can be low


  2. "University of Glasgow"

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very helpful Staff who are always looking to help.

    Cons

    You need to be working alone sometimes.


  3. "Clerical Assistant"

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

    I worked at University of Glasgow (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic location that is inspiring to be around on a daily basis. Get to work with interesting people on all levels. Great to learn about the processes involved in the running of such a large and prestigious educational establishment.

    Cons

    Sometimes in-work politics can get in the way of clear decision making but that is not unusual anywhere in my experience.


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  5. "Good Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    Good pension
    Ferguson Bequest provides free tickets to attractions
    Good Maternity leave

    Cons

    Difficult to progress up pay banding


  6. "Good university to study"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    free to do what you like at your own time

    Cons

    insufficient lecturers, all went for holiday during preparation for exams


  7. "Review of Glasgow University"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    A really nice working environment with excellent people

    Cons

    Permanency in academia is elusive.


  8. "Fantastic place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, smart and engaged students, good employer. Glasgow is a fantastic vibrant and green city; there is a lot going on, so equally good for young people as for raising a family.

    Cons

    Short days in winter
    Bureaucracy can be a bit over the top

    Advice to Management

    Make applications easier to navigate. HR must replay quicker


  9. "Top!"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Intern in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great lab equipments, organization and friendly people!

    Cons

    scottish weather, it is like winter also in the summer...


  10. "Great place for research"

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    • Senior Management
    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Good research facilities and a very vibrant environment with friendly colleagues and many collaborations. Glasgow is a lovely city and Scotland is beautiful.

    Cons

    A young and small reality
    Weather is not the best


  11. "Great Place to do Nano Research"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Master
    Current Employee - Master
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing facility and equipments
    Good environment

    Cons

    Too many Chinese in Business courses

    Advice to Management

    No


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