University of Glasgow Employee Reviews about "job security"

Updated 11 Aug 2020

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  1. "Great place to work with many fond memories"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Research Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Glasgow full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Exciting and dynamic workplace with great ambition

    Cons

    Academic science can be a tough job in terms of job security

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  2. "Very good working environment"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Glasgow, Scotland

    I worked at University of Glasgow full-time

    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


  3. "Senior research Tech position"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Research Technician in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, relaxed environment

    Cons

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

  4. "Great postdoc experience"

    4.0
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    Current Contractor - Research Associate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Glasgow for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good development opportunities, working on Athena Swan goals

    Cons

    no job security, experience in your job is supervisor dependent

  5. "Supportive Research Environment"

    4.0
    Current Contractor - Guest Lecturer in Glasgow, Scotland

    I have been working at University of Glasgow for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The city and people of Glasgow are fabulous. The university gives ample opportunity for collaboration with colleagues both within your department and with other departments. There is a freedom to pursue research where it leads.

    Cons

    zero-hour contracts offer no benefits or job security. I held a fair number of small (from 2 week to 3 month) contracts over my years there.

  6. "University Science Researcher"

    3.0
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    Former Contractor - Researcher in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Glasgow for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Freedom in terms of start/stop hours, private office, good location near Byres Road, benign neglect from management. Relaxed atmosphere in an academic sense. Good pension scheme.

    Cons

    Little/no job security, no formal skills development, byzantine bureaucracy, entrenched lifers in long-term roles that are resistant to change. Bizarre fascination with Intellectual Property that looks to offload risk to everyone else and capture any profit (direct opposite of what you would hope from a well-funded university!) Very little career progression possible (like most universities).

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