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University College Cork Reviews

Updated 19 December 2014
Updated 19 December 2014
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work in terms in flexibility but not in terms of money

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Researcher in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Researcher in Cork (Ireland)

    I have been working at University College Cork full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great flexibility, I guess less pressure than commercial companies

    Cons

    Salary and increment is poor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    A good place to learn, and work part-time in academia

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    Current Employee - Lab Demonstrator in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Lab Demonstrator in Cork (Ireland)

    I have been working at University College Cork part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to use all the academic utilities like library, printing, etc. which is great when you're doing research. The work is no too tedious and the pay is decent according to the pay levels here. The professors offer help, and are very friendly. The students are helpful and understanding as well.

    Cons

    Nothing exciting or challenging as the work is merely assisting the ongoings in the lab.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer some more interesting work and challenges to the students.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    A Very good environment for study

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    Current Employee - B2B Wholesale Manager in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Current Employee - B2B Wholesale Manager in Dhaka (Bangladesh)

    I have been working at University College Cork full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good place for education, work and stay

    Cons

    new job, nice place for work,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    yes

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  5.  

    Excellent business management experience gained in a variety of business disciplines e.g. Business Planning development

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Cork (Ireland)

    I have been working at University College Cork as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Training ethos, diversity of projects

    Cons

    Communications occasionally difficult as in all large organisations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue investment into forums/project teams as per current strategy

    Recommends
  6.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University College Cork

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Easy to get hired. Pays fairly

    Cons

    No Cons for this company

  7.  

    It's grand,

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Researcher in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Contractor - Researcher in Cork (Ireland)

    I have been working at University College Cork as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cork is a nice city to live in, lots of character, everything's convenient. If you can get established here it offers a great quality of life. There are good people here doing some fantastic work, and it would be nice if they had more support from the institution in general

    Cons

    Not enough investment or proper planning in infrastructure makes it a frustrating place to work, and there is a risk that good people are becoming demoralised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try reinvigorating the teaching and research programmes by providing genuine opportunities for career development for aspiring staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great University that encourages critical thinking and independent research. Good diversity and a host of resources

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Doctoral Student in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Doctoral Student in Cork (Ireland)

    I have been working at University College Cork full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smaller polytechnic university that facilitates collaboration and interaction between departments. Excellent for research based occupation, especially for doctoral and post-doctoral researchers.

    Cons

    Lot of bureaucracy and lack of centralized administration.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Some great people make it a top university. Suffers from sector wide underfunding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant in Carrigaline (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Assistant in Carrigaline (Ireland)

    I worked at University College Cork full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Real sense of pride among staff and students. Good sporting history.
    - Strong President who is highly motivated and effective.
    - Great campus.
    - Solid reputation.

    Cons

    - Media plan is weak, insufficient input from students.
    - Posts remain unfilled forever, no clear timeline.
    - Slow to implement new programmes and adapt to changing demands in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Force Tyndall to brand itself more strongly as UCC and diversify research areas if possible.
    Restructure budgets at the top.
    Reform Teaching and Learning as advised as a matter of priority.
    Lobby hard with a single voice for an increase in the education budget.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Good working environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Researcher in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Researcher in Cork (Ireland)

    I have been working at University College Cork full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible and cooperative staffs/fellow worker

    Cons

    No promotion in teh career path or permanent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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