Heriot-Watt University Employee Reviews
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Relaxing environment which encourages critical thinking and life-long learning. Supportive colleagues and supervisors who encourage communication, presentation and technical skills development at every opportunity.
Heriot-Watt is a tertiary institution with a very good learning environment. Pros: Excellent professors and lecturers. Amazing fellow students. Good campus. Cons: I enjoyed my study in the university, nothing to complain about.
Thought it would be a job till retirement WRONG. The section I was in where more interested in sitting in the work shop sleeping or chatting. Some of the work I got and completed in half hour had been sitting waiting to be done 6 months before. The client told me that some one came and that was 6 not her ago. All it needed was a M12 lock nut to complete the job.( 100s in the store). This was how it went on , other work which I thought was in our discription of works was handed to outside contractors for no good reason. Over time was never offers it was declined on your behalf by the forman. On call was given to the forman unless he desided to give it to another from a list 1# to 6th so only if the other 5 refused I got the job. Must say other trade sections where better worked with each other but the joiner section was a joke. Management new and did nothing. GUTLESS.........
Ideal for lazy people
Cleakish if your face dose'nt fit beware.
Heriot-Watt are a family friendly employer. They offer flexible working schedules, e.g. condensed hours to accommodate the needs of their employees. They also have a nursery on campus
Large picturesque grounds, flexible working, good pension scheme
Low moral, insufficient staff communication
The job is really nice because i can communicate with people all around the world. The schedule is flexible so i can work and study at the same time. Although the salary is very attractive, i cannot say that i have enough money to live here. As a student ambassador you only work either when there are open days, either when some potential students are coming here to visit. I am looking for something more stable, with a stable salary.
Not a stable work place
Very hard work but extremely rewarding. Culture was very professional with strong work ethic. Target for work completion were very tight and demanding.
Good helpful colleagues and excellent team spirit
Tight deadlines that were inflexible
In this environment I was given a great deal of autonomy and support. As such tasks varied substantially from day to day. I learned a great deal about project management as well as application of the scientific method, teamwork etc. The workplace culture here was excellent, In particular, I realised that just a few genuinely inspired people can make or break the morale of and productivity of an entire workplace.
free parking, excellent support