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better than sitting on an exam.
Invigilator (Current Employee) –  Edinburgh28 June 2018
Long hours of standing and patrolling is a good way of learning how to be patient. You have to be vigilant at the same time. Well paid though. Always good to work at this university.
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Residential Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh14 May 2018
Great place to work and motivated staff and students experience great. Recommend to any one, No long term job progression. Been happy in my job for 5 years
Pros
People contact
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Forward thinking
Library Assistant (Current Employee) –  Galashiels8 January 2018
A great place to work with forward thinking people who all want to provide the best service possible to their patrons. The students are all hard working and keen to learn too.
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Not a good employer
Research (Current Employee) –  The Loch26 June 2017
Very bad management making poor decisions. There is a need to get some people who are capable of good management.

Complete overload on staff who do nothing in terms of bringing in work and enhancing the reputation of the University.

Who had the brilliant idea of building a hugely expensive sports centre that will never be used? And then to make up for it start making people who have served the University well redundant. Disgraceful.
Pros
none
Cons
bad management
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Student Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh7 June 2017
Working with Students in the school of management & languages giving support and advice as and when required as well as working in the HR and Recruitment department.
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very bad univeristy
Cleaner (Former Employee) –  Edinburgh, UK16 April 2017
Heriot watt university is really very bad and manager is crazy ,he does not have any manage experiences ,and also he is always argument with staff。and also the manager do not have a good timer.
Pros
slary is ok
Cons
Bad environment
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Excellent employer - best place I ever worked in
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Edinburgh, Midlothian30 January 2017
Great work / life balance , lots of development opportunities and fantastic people to work with.
Beautiful campus with huge selection of cafes, restaurants and shops
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Disappointment
Research Assciate (Former Employee) –  Riccarton Edinburgh23 January 2017
Heriot-Watt is a great place to work, but this particular CICCS Group has a very poor management. They wont give you freedom to think and act, although they are looking for PhDs. The treatment to RAs is very unfair by the management, and the whole group is disintegrated because there is no trust within the group. The work environment is so much tensed, and have witnessed when people start resigning, PhD students failed in their First year review, etc etc. It is very disappointing experience, because as an RA you are trying to put your best, but i felt all the energy is wasted, and you wont receive any appreciation at all, which is the booster for the motivation of the good work. In addition, they wont even put good word for you to succeed somewhere else.
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Club Secretary (Former Employee) –  Edinburgh20 September 2016
I spent most of the time talking with the instructor and attending meeting with sports center. I was general meeting where all the clubs in the uni had a place to make their voice heard.
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Fun and interactive
Student Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Edinburgh26 August 2016
Opportunities to meet new people and gain new experiences. Requires time management and organisation skills. Perfect part time job for students and great opportunities for interaction.
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Productive, helpful workplace
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Edinburgh12 May 2016
Management are extremely helpful, plenty of opportunities to progress here. Staff are all friendly, I work as part of a small team who all work together to help and assist when necessary.
Pros
Good Annual Leave entitlement
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Productive and Fun workplace
Student Tour Guide (Current Employee) –  Edinburgh18 April 2016
Easy to sign up for shifts which are arranged fairly between all tour guides. Good oppportunity provided for after 1st year of university to become a student ambassador for the university.
Pros
well-paid
Cons
slightly boring
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Productive
Registry Administrator (Current Employee) –  Edinburgh, SCT15 July 2014
Act as first point of contact with enquires regarding graduation and matriculation, provide guidance to staff and students where required and deal with general enquires via telephone, email and reception.
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Productive and fun workplace
Internship (Former Employee) –  Galashiels14 June 2014
Setup of digital printers
Setup of print room
Setup machines
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House Keeper (Former Employee) –  Edinburgh, SCT4 June 2014
In my role I had to make beds, clean toilets and keep rooms always clean.
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Wonderful place to study
Student (Current Employee) –  Galashiels, Scottish Borders3 June 2014
I am currently studying for a degree in Business management at university and am entering year 3 in September.
The culture at the university is supportive and encouraging and, because it is a small business school, staff have the time to spend with students to help them with their studies
Pros
excellent teaching staff and local community
Cons
more like a college atmosphere than a university
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