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University of Strathclyde Reviews

Updated 14 September 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)

  • "learning, connections, great environment, ability to set your own schedule" (in 4 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 Research"

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    Current Employee - Phd Student Researcher in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Phd Student Researcher in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Research facilities
    - Dedication
    - Overall atmosphere

    Cons

    PGR certificate system is not we'll organised and takes lots of effort and time for just course booking


  2. "Great colleagues and opportunities for learning & development"

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of interesting colleagues, who work had but also know how to have fun!
    Great initiatives to commercialise research, a lot of help with finding funding.
    Good links to industry

    Cons

    As all Universities things move a bit slowly, but I guess that's their nature!

    Advice to Management

    All fine.

  3. "Research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland

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

    Pros

    working environment is very conducive

    Cons

    Nothing important to talk about


  4. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Strathclyde full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great environment, great location in the city

    Cons

    Progression is difficult and competition is wild


  5. "Senior lecturer at Strathclyde"

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    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Strathclyde full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good research, good emulating environment, innovative

    Cons

    Too much pressure, too repressive if targets not met

    Advice to Management

    More humanity less robotics


  6. "Great Employer"

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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 Strathclyde full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Flexible working
    - Casual atmosphere
    - Close to city center
    - Good employee relations
    - Can listen to spotify whilst you work

    Cons

    - No official training
    - Quiet office


  7. "Phd student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Strathclyde full-time

    Pros

    Great location, mainly depends on your supervisor

    Cons

    British weather, windy in Winter

  8. "Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Associate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great research facilities on campus

    Cons

    Some staff too focused on teaching


  9. "Great place to work"

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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 Strathclyde full-time

    Pros

    Hours are good and holiday entitlement is excellent

    Cons

    A lot of red tape.


  10. "Working environment"

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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 Strathclyde full-time

    Pros

    Large community at University of Strathclyde

    Cons

    Insufficient support at University of Strathclyde


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