University of Glasgow Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated 11 Jul 2015

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  1. "Diverse, cultural and family friendly!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior University Teacher in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I've experienced great leadership at College and School level. As someone with a new young family, I feel very supported and accommodated.

    Cons

    It is a large institution which has its own challenges however senior management and leadership structures within the Colleges and Schools appear to work hard to minimise these.

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  2. "Relaxed but elitist"

    3.0
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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Glasgow for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * Generally favourable work-life balance, especially out of term time * Lots of professional freedom & personal responsibility * Exciting, constantly changing environment

    Cons

    * Senior management are aloof, out of touch and dismissive of early-career workers * Buildings are dated, office equipment is cheap * Shifting away from traditional university purpose towards business models based on profit

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    "They need to overhaul the pastoral system."

    1.0
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    Assistant Senior Resident in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of Glasgow

    Pros

    -It is a genuinely rewarding experience to help the students -You get accommodation sorted -You are paid

    Cons

    -Senior management does not appreciate me. -It's a night shift, and you will be woken up during the night -Multiple threats from senior management if you do not agree with their views, then they will fire you. -You live in student accomodation, where room allocations, the size of these rooms, the quality etc vary greatly between halls and even within the hall. -Pay has been a major source of contention over the years, with little increase.The hours that I work does not correlate at all with the hours on my contract. You do not get overtime, even though you will need to do extra hours.

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    "Deeply dissatisfied"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer/Senior Clinician in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    • The location is great, particularly for anyone who likes the great outdoors, and there is a lot going on in the city. • Many postgraduate students seem to enjoy the environment and the experience.

    Cons

    • I was employed at Senior Lecturer (SL) level for 6 years, in a role which combined being an academic and a clinician. During this time my experience was that the University (as an employer) was very happy to take (your time, your effort, your dedication) but very slow to give anything back, including any support. • In some Schools, including the one where I was employed, the criteria for individual advancement clash with what senior management will actually want - and expect - you to do in order to maximise financial gain and other markers of 'success' for the organisation. What is best for you as an individual is not given priority. Despite putting enormous amounts of time and effort into my work, regularly exceeding my basic working hours by 100% and more, and consistently exceeding annual targets none of this helped with career progression when it came down to it. In fact, those who progress are the ones who work out how to play the political game, and those who are sufficiently selfish to prioritise themselves at the expense of others. They then become managers, perpetuating the cycle of weak management. • In my opinion, there is a deeply, and worryingly misogynistic attitude ingrained in many of the more senior staff members of the University. This allows an insidious culture of bullying which the University seems to be making little effort to recognise, let alone tackle. The level of support shown to staff at middle and senior levels in particular is not good, and the environment can be hostile at times.

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    "I thought slavery was banned ... Not in academia"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    An academic career allows you to guide research and sometimes gives you enough time for you to do some yourself. Unfortunately unless you bring in millions of pounds in grant month your time is not valued and you are overloaded with too much admin duties and teaching.

    Cons

    Most areas of research are underfunded by the EPSRC which means that the senior management at the University of Glasgow penalise the majority of staff for not securing millions of pounds in funding. As a result they overload these member of staff with too much teaching and admin. For these staff members they have to undertake research in their own time. This leave very little time for life outside of academia. Also, the salary for lecturers, senior lecturers are very low. Makes it very difficult to raise a family.

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    "There's a lot Glasgowing on at the University"

    4.0
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    Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
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    I have been working at University of Glasgow

    Pros

    Job security is certainly a bonus. There is a relaxed feel to University life and being based in the west end of glasgow is excellent.

    Cons

    I personally believe that there aren't many opportunities for promotion in the University. Jobs appear to be awarded on factors that are unrelated to performance and ability. I have seen instances of senior management giving promotions to colleagues who they are friendly with rather than colleagues who are very good at their job. There have been recent issues where senior management have attempted to save money by making unrealistic demands of departments. This has a negative affect on staff morale. The University is quite large and disjointed, when a task requires input from another department completion times increase exponentially.

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