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You will get bullied, there is lots of racists work there ,and it's not how good you are its who you know ,theres more family in there than friends, as in one family has at least 4 member working for them ,and they get way with everything
No free lunch
Monday to Friday
There was a lot to learn having never worked in a university before as there are a lot of niche terms and jargon to understand, however once you learn it you find yourself using it constantly! There were some good people with innovative ideas who were trying to make changes to processes however unfortunately there was resistance to change from others from all areas not just within recruitment. University of Glasgow is a beautiful place and so are the surroundings in the west end of Glasgow.
Good colleagues, lovely buildings
Very rigid 9-5 culture compared to more flexi approach in other organisations
Despite a university policy to no longer employ staff on fixed term contracts the university continues to do so, provides little support for such staff and disposes of them when convenient. In my last year I was not even invited to discuss my upcoming redundancy with my line manager and was invited to supply a letter of resignation (which I refused) as "HR needed it", even though I was made redundant. I'm not sure if this was some sort of attempt to swindle me out of my statutory redundancy pay but I wouldn't put it past them. I was made completely unappreciated for all my hard work. For example, all permanent staff leaving the department would receive a card signed by everyone else wishing them all the best in the future. They didn't bother to do this for any of the temporary staff.
Had the potential to be a great job, but the culture allows too many people to do almost no work for years on end. The hardest part of the job is having to perform work that's been left or done inadequately by others. The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting a lot of people and not being stuck in the office all day, at least as an IT technician this is the case. Management that are in jobs either due to being the beneficiaries of discrimination or just automatically kept on because of time they've served. Yearly performance assessments being falsified to keep useless workers in place. I worked in IT. I left on voluntary redundancy that was designed to get rid of useless high earners. The trouble is, there were many lower paid workers who left, simply because they had had enough of other staff stealing a salary and them being overloaded with work as a result. The majority of the most talented staff I worked with left. A real shame. This must be costing the university a fortune in wasted salaries.
Good pension scheme
Terrible management, too much skiving.
Excellent workplace atmosphere amid the high pressure expectations placed upon the workers by themselves and their respective supervisors. Plenty of career development oppurtunities.
High achieving, great potential for career development
Long hours, moderate/low pay at levels below post doctorate jobs
Been there for 3 years now and have not had any problems with co worker's or management. If there are any problems with my work there is co workers or management on hand to help me out
Easy going place to wotk.
No cons there