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University of St. Andrews Reviews

Updated 11 Feb 2020

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3.6
62%
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University of St. Andrews Chief Executive Officer Sally Mapstone
Sally Mapstone
27 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible hours, great staff who want to see you succeed, fair amount of responsibility for an intern, great pay(in 6 reviews)

  • "Excellent working environment; great leaders to learn from; relaxed atmosphere(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low salary, intense work, lack of internal funding, small town(in 5 reviews)

  • "(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of St. Andrews part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Face time with senior academics.

    Cons

    Limited progression towards more senior roles.

    University of St. Andrews2020-02-11
  2. "Fair place to work"

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    Current Employee - Cleaner in Saint Andrews, Scotland

    I have been working at University of St. Andrews part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible, understanding, good pay & holidays

    Cons

    Too much human resources, bogged down by paperwork

    University of St. Andrews2020-02-07
  3. "Responsible"

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    Former Employee - Cleaner 

    I worked at University of St. Andrews full-time

    Pros

    Great place Lots of socialising Chance for promotion

    Cons

    None that I can recall

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    University of St. Andrews2020-02-04
  4. "Great Place to Study"

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    Current Employee - Student in Kirkcaldy, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of St. Andrews full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great environment to study, knowledgeable staff, in depth sessions

    Cons

    Weather, which can be bad at times

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    University of St. Andrews2020-01-16
  5. "Good student job - part time"

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    Current Employee - Student Ambassador 

    I have been working at University of St. Andrews part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Appreciation of student needs and coursework

    Cons

    Very busy at times, stressful environment

    University of St. Andrews2020-01-22
  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of St. Andrews part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly, professional staff and facilities

    Cons

    Emphasis on student experience and lack of food options

    University of St. Andrews2020-01-04
  7. "Good colleagues, flexible employer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of St. Andrews full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Stability, fun, autonomy, flexibility, research opportunities

    Cons

    Limited earning potential, red tape

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    University of St. Andrews2019-12-19
  8. "Racist employer with backward mentality"

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    Former Employee - Administrator in Glenrothes, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of St. Andrews full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some nice and helpful people

    Cons

    No equal opportunities Racist environment To be accepted in this institution you need to belong to one type of human race Managers and senior staff think they are superior.

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    University of St. Andrews2020-01-09
  9. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Junior Ambassador 

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

    Pros

    Does not interfere with coursework.

    Cons

    Get paid only after year 1.

    University of St. Andrews2019-11-28
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Recommend for students, but bad for staff"

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    Current Employee - Professional Services Unit in Cupar, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at University of St. Andrews full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Is a good environment for students and staff do try their best to assist with student needs and are responsive to student needs. Picturesque campus Salary and benefits are ok or comparable with other universities

    Cons

    Management is very poor at this university particularly within professional service functions across the university Favouritism and very insular a lot of people have progressed who have friendships or ties to others, professional services units a lot worse than academic schools, who seem to have a more positive staff experience High workload Not a good environment for minority ethnic staff, inappropriate comments not challenged. Further, talented minority staff not supported to stay at the University. High performing staff not nurtured or supported, but those with ties to senior management promoted, thus many good staff leaving or leave.

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    University of St. Andrews2019-12-14

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