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University of Strathclyde Reviews

Updated 5 June 2018
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University of Strathclyde Principal Jim McDonald
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Pros
  • "Friendly environment, helpful supervisors, location in the city centre" (in 4 reviews)

  • "good studying resource, locates in city centre of Glasgow, advanced experience facility, great library service, IT support,etc" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Feels at times as though academic staff are micro-managed" (in 2 reviews)

  • "Job security can be a bit worrying if you don't secure a permanent contract" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at University of Strathclyde full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Vibrant place to be a part of. The holidays and pension are great.

    Cons

    Job security can be a bit worrying if you don't secure a permanent contract.


  2. "PhD student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Strathclyde full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    cheap living cost, nice people, good facilities, music

    Cons

    bad weather, rains, cold, no sun,dust

  3. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Strathclyde full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to try new ideas due to academica nature of the job.
    Opportunity to develop new skills as different challenges emerge over time.

    Cons

    Academic research jobs including this one are generally lowly paid when compared with similar roles in industry.
    It takes many years to get career progression even with consistent results output consistent with projects objectives.

    Advice to Management

    They should pay more attention to career progression prospects of Early Career Research staff. Assisting with getting publications out quickly and with pursuing opportunities for Fellowshiops. Every opportuniy to expose academic researchers to industry should be explored.


  4. "Graduate Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Strathclyde full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, useful, interesting, continue learning

    Cons

    No cons, everything is good


  5. "Admin Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Strathclyde full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good work environment and good pay.

    Cons

    Interdepartmental issues and communication could become an issue.


  6. "OK I guess"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Strathclyde full-time

    Pros

    you can get to the shops

    Cons

    lack of motivation in many staff


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Strathclyde full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, good staff, salary and benefits

    Cons

    Like other academia work is unstable. Always looking for funding.

  8. "Contract researcher"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Strathclyde full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to study and work, a technological university

    Cons

    Not much to say really


  9. "Good place to develop when selecting the right supervisors"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Strathclyde full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a PhD I had 2 great supervisors as they cared, though I have observed many other lecturers who showed poor supervision towards their students.

    Cons

    Salary is not great and becoming less and less over the years

    Advice to Management

    Focus on less, but qualitative research activities and teahcing. Supervisors spend an awful time as sales persons to get funding (that's in fact poor for all academia).


  10. "Culture doesn't represent values"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of Strathclyde full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great location and career opportunities.

    Cons

    Very old fashioned and hierarchical culture standing in a way of delivering really meaningful improvements to those that matter - students!

    Advice to Management

    When you employ people with great skills and enthusiasm make sure you learn lessons from them and embrace the new ways of working.


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