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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)

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  1. "Student caller for fundraising"

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    Current Employee - Student Caller for Fundraising in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Student Caller for Fundraising in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very nice supervisors and colleagues, competitive salary

    Cons

    Will have to call people during nights and weekends


  2. "Employed at University of Glasgow"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    Good skill development. Excellent place to improve CV.

    Cons

    Poor staff retention. Need to move to improve career standing


  3. "Mechanical Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Glasgow part-time

    Pros

    First Class university, Have learned the importance of engineering in almost all aspects of life and how to apply my knowledge to industry.
    New labs are fantastic.

    Cons

    Needs more links with industry, tough to find work experience on your own.
    Needs to be more practicall, sometimes just feel like all you do is theory.

    Advice to Management

    Just need to listen to students more. But there are times where there are liasons between staff and students and feedback is given.
    On the whole it is a fantastic university.


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  5. "Good science friendly and collaborative environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Glasgow part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Forefront in virus science and very good governance

    Cons

    Little possibility to develop your career getting a permanent position

    Advice to Management

    Better all round formation to allow personal to find easily the next challenge in the career


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    "Tay house"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly hard working people. Modern office environment fresh and new. Amazing view.

    Cons

    Lack facilities of main campus. Parking. Lunch areas uncomfortable and too close to work area. No internal cafe like main campus. Staff work very hard but do not tend to socialise at breaks which is very sad. Many people sitting alone at lunch times.

    Advice to Management

    More activities to encourage staff to mix accross areas and levels including temporary staff. Many are demoralised by the move, sad that good people have left as a result. I did not get the impression that staff felt their views where taken into consideration regarding the move or the utilisation of the new work space.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    University of Glasgow great reputation is an important factor, fair and clear contract, free tickets to numerous attractions

    Cons

    lack of gym access if working in different location than main campus


  8. "Lovely Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lovely environment and great atmosphere

    Cons

    Poor communication between departments at times


  9. "Lab"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible, good people, good holidays, good social spaces working environment

    Cons

    Some administrators don't do their jobs properly!


  10. "Working in Sports & Leisure"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Excellent Student Employer
    - Good wage / hours ratio vs competitors
    - Excellent training regimen

    Cons

    - no Cons, perfect work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with what they are doing


  11. "Glasgow uni review"

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    Current Employee - Student in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Student in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and international environment, vibrant social life, a lot of societies to join and the chance to establish your own, facilities to do sports, good organization in terms of university football, lovely weather!!!

    Cons

    Some teachers are just not worth to listen to due to their bad English. They probably have the knowledge but I have had some horrible lecturer who barely spoke English.

    Advice to Management

    A fundamental restructuring of the economics syllabus would not be a disadvantage. Too much emphasis on theory (one may argue that economics is a pure thoeritical subject) but I was really lacking to see the practical side of what they taught on lectures.


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