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University of St. Andrews Reviews

Updated 18 April 2018
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University of St. Andrews Chief Executive Officer Sally Mapstone
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  • Limited opportunities for advancement within the university (common to academia) and there is very little relevant employment in the surrounding area (in 3 reviews)

  • There is no train station in the town, the closest one is 10 min bus away (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Computer Science intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of St. Andrews part-time

    Pros

    Great introduction to research and academia

    Cons

    Limited networking and growth opportunities


  2. "Great place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Andrews, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Andrews, Scotland

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

    Pros

    Great part-time opportunity for students

    Cons

    Limited amount of projects, available for part-time positions

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid at all costs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of St. Andrews full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None.
    I have never felt under such pressure, undervalued , stressed and taken advantage off

    Cons

    I was so close to having a nervous breakdown. Did not follow any HR procedures, lack of humanity and very much a bullying culture

    Advice to Management

    Please think of employees and their wellbeing rather than a commodity.


  4. "Student Campaign Caller"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of St. Andrews part-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, decent pay for student

    Cons

    Constant monitoring, rigid script, bad manager.


  5. "Excellent support great environment to learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of St. Andrews full-time

    Pros

    International reputation brings together the best and brightest

    Cons

    Smaller sized town yet accommodation can be pricey


  6. "Great university and community"

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    Former Employee - E-systems Manager in Saint Andrews, Scotland
    Former Employee - E-systems Manager in Saint Andrews, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of St. Andrews full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great and intimate community due to it's small size. You eventually get to know (almost) everyone.

    Cons

    University is located literarily in the middle of no where. However, the beach-side setting makes up for it.

    Advice to Management

    Had a great time with plenty of support during my time working in the university library.


  7. "Underwhelming"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of St. Andrews full-time

    Pros

    Attractive environment in which to work

    Cons

    Culture of minimal respect for non-academic staff; limited opportunities for career progression

  8. "wonderful staff"

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    Former Employee - Student Services Assistant in Saint Andrews, Scotland
    Former Employee - Student Services Assistant in Saint Andrews, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of St. Andrews (More than a year)

    Pros

    Staff were very flexible enabling students to fit in working for Student Services around one's own studies.

    Cons

    It was a student job with no formal career progression.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for all your hard work and support to the students you help and the students you recruit to work with you!


  9. "Employment Review"

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    Former Employee - ASC Secretary in Saint Andrews, Scotland
    Former Employee - ASC Secretary in Saint Andrews, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of St. Andrews full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great support, Excellent team, Meaningful work

    Cons

    A slight lack of integration between teams and faculties, which can lead to conflicts of interest. Excellent communication and networking skills needed.

    Advice to Management

    I was thankful to have an excellent manager who made my job a joy. She was a very empowering manager who prioritised her employees. My advice? Keep doing what you already do!


  10. "Company Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of St. Andrews part-time

    Pros

    Great employer that pays extremely well.

    Cons

    Very large company with many different departments.


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