University of Glasgow Employee Reviews about "flexible working hours"

Updated Nov 1, 2020

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University of Glasgow Chancellor Sir Kenneth Calman
Sir Kenneth Calman
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Pros
  • "Friendly staff and good working environment(in 23 reviews)

  • "Flexible working hours and good pay as well as many benefits such as travel insurance and a very good pension scheme(in 17 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "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. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Flexible

      Oct 1, 2020 - Demonstrator 
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      Pros

      - Very flexible working patterns - Good team spirit!

      Cons

      - Do not have any cons.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      N/A

      Nov 1, 2020 - PhD Researcher in Glasgow, Scotland
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      Pros

      Good location, flexible working hours

      Cons

      N/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing opportunity for students

      Sep 21, 2020 - Brand Ambassador in Glasgow, Scotland
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours, chosen by yourself, depending on your courses, lovely people and a great opportunity to meet employers, boost your CV and gain work skills

      Cons

      No cons for this job .

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      It isn't all academic

      Aug 27, 2020 - Data Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland
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      Pros

      Flexible working Fantastic opportunities for advancement if you have a relative working at the Uni

      Cons

      Poor career structure if not on the academic track Not a meritocracy

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Very good working environment

      Aug 11, 2020 - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Glasgow, Scotland
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours, staff was looked out for as much as was possible in the higher education constraints

      Cons

      Job security depended on external funding, no chance of further progression in career unless external funding was secured - the usual higher education issues. However, internal support was sometimes hindered and external new staff was hired to boost the recurring REF evaluation

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Senior research Tech position

      Feb 5, 2020 - Senior Research Technician in Glasgow, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours, relaxed environment

      Cons

      no long term job security, pay should be higher reflecting skill level.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Enjoyable and progressive, but a slow mover

      Nov 28, 2019 - Business Development Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
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      Pros

      Excellent benefit packages, flexible working options, and field expertise

      Cons

      Slow decision making processes, Slow performance management tools

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    8. 5.0
      Former Intern

      Research Assistant Nutrition University of Glasgow

      Nov 13, 2019 - Research Assistant 
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      Pros

      Happy to teach new techniques Open to questions Flexible working hours

      Cons

      Sometimes involved weekends in the lab

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Phd position

      Aug 14, 2019 - PhD Student in Glasgow, Scotland
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours Good equipment

      Cons

      Working atmosphere depends strongly on supervisor.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Contractor, less than 1 year

      Amazing place to work

      Jul 18, 2019 - Research Technician in Glasgow, Scotland
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      Pros

      Very relaxed and seems to really care about staff's work/life balance, allowing flexible working if situations arise such as family care, appointments etc. I have learned so much since starting here, loads of opportunities to attend seminars and presentations to constantly expand knowledge. Really friendly and helpful staff (in my experience), feel very welcomed and supported

      Cons

      My only con is that I am a grant funded member of staff, which means my job is only secure for a certain length of time, otherwise I'd work here forever!

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