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University of St. Andrews Reviews

Updated 4 July 2018
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University of St. Andrews Chief Executive Officer Sally Mapstone
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Pros
  • "Great pay for students, lots of flexibility" (in 3 reviews)

  • "The work is easy and the working environment while busy is typically enjoyable and high-energy" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is no train station in the town, the closest one is 10 min bus away" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Culture of minimal respect for non-academic staff; limited opportunities for career progression" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Treats staff well and pay is good

    Cons

    Hard physical work and sometimes quiet in the middle of summer


  2. "Doctoral Student"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible choices in advanced courses.

    Cons

    limited research areas in small schools.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the students and research groups PhD programme

  3. "Great Place to work"

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

    Pros

    Great Place to work. Everyone was super nice and passionate about what they were doing!

    Cons

    Quite remote. St Andrews doesnt even have a train station


  4. "Decent Pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Well paying, nice staff except a few

    Cons

    Hygiene level is a bit questionable.


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. 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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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.


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