Cleaner (part-time) (Current Employee) – Edinburgh – 18 July 2018
I have worked with this company for over a year now and have found them to be very good employers, the management staff have been more than willing to help with any work or personal issues and have always made me feel part of a team. My only issue is the fact that there is not enough hours working part time to fully enjoy my free time.
Performance Sport S&C Intern (Former Employee) – Edinburgh – 13 July 2018
I had the pleasure of working with some of the finest athletes and coaches that the University had to offer. I was treated with respect and every day I was able to learn something new. I loved going to work each day.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Edinburgh – 11 July 2018
Lots of hours were spent talking to people, sharing experience, opinions, presenting our University and providing some useful information to the students. I became more talkative. By choosing that type of work you have a great chance to socialise and to be creative. Any help is required during such events as Open Day, so there is a range of jobs available. The hardest point is the visitors' attention direction on that you are saying. The enjoyable part of the work is its flexibility and the good opportunity to make friends.
Student Caller (Former Employee) – Edinburgh – 4 June 2018
The job is to call up alumni, initiate a conversation with them, and (hopefully) obtain a donation to university funds. A lot of time is spent calling people who do not pick up, but when they do, conversations can often be very rewarding.
Temporary Contract (Former Employee) – All over – 6 April 2018
No career advancement. Too many staff hiding here for years too scared to work out in private sector, staying for benefits. Once you are pigeon holed into a grade you are stuck there. Depends which school you work for but business school has too many ex recruiters. Wouldn’t want to think I pay 30k for an mba and am Being taught by a recruitment consultant!
Communications and Engagement Officer (Current Employee) – Edinburgh – 2 April 2018
Speaking only from personal experience, employees are well taken care of with solid benefits packages and respectful management. It's an international organisation with the opportunity for good work life balance.
I enjoyed my time working at Edinburgh University. I gained a huge amount of knowledge and experiences working in a science lab every day. No two days were the same. Very varied duties carried out each day.
Visitor Centre Manager (Former Employee) – Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh – 24 January 2018
Working at the University of Edinburgh was a wonderful time. opened the new Visitor centre and introduced an area that allowed students and visitors to learn more about the University - its history, courses and role in the Edinburgh society.
Technical (Former Employee) – Edinburgh – 7 January 2018
Permenant positions are very secure but there are a lot of short term contracts that I know people are less than happy with. There is a lot of in-house training, some of which is compulsory. Others you may need to ask for if you want to, for instance fire steward and first aid, it really depends on your role within the organisation
Very much depends on management, there appears to be a great deal of variation between departments, pension is good, well equipped workplace, good health and safety
I struggle at times to book the holiday time I would like
Resident Assistant (Current Employee) – Edinburgh – 21 November 2017
I strongly recommend Edinburgh for anything in Informatics. As an undergraduate programme, it is certainty top three in the country for the above aspects, and in my opinion superior in some ways to Oxbridge due to the additional year, breadth and depth of courses, and unique access to faculty and facilities. Edinburgh enjoys as good or better reputation than Oxbridge in the academic community for AI/CS, though to the general public this is not the case.
Secretary/Administrator (Former Employee) – Edinburgh – 16 November 2017
Perhaps it was my specific job but there were no development opportunities and felt very much like I was to remain "in my box" as it were. A lot of hierarchy. Fantastic benefits though but with lack of progression, the pay was slightly below standard. You do get a pay scale though so each year your salary increases by around £500.
Pay scale increase, benefits
Hierarchy, lack of direction and development (in my position)