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.