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Dublin City University Reviews

Updated 5 Dec 2019

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3.8
62%
Recommend to a Friend
81%
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Dublin City University CEO Brian MacCraith
Brian MacCraith
29 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great colleagues, good working environment, lots of training and development opportunities(in 7 reviews)

  • "great environment helpful people good resources(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "As admin staff each contract was temporary, it is difficult to get a permanent position(in 4 reviews)

  • "no cons against dcu and work place(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dublin City University full-time

    Pros

    great university. great societies. good craic

    Cons

    classes can be spread out too much

    Dublin City University2019-12-05
  2. "Research Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dublin City University part-time

    Pros

    Very good working environment for an intern

    Cons

    No cons, wasn't there long enough to be found

    Dublin City University2019-11-06
  3. "Minimal micromagement with negative workplace culture and practices"

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    Former Employee - Business School in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dublin City University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Minimal micromanagement - Multiple responsibilities

    Cons

    - Low pay, disproportionate to volume of work - Poor workplace culture between staff - No clear processes for reporting bullying - Management replicate negative behaviours when dealing with staff of lower grade - High level of responsibilities and little recognition or compensation - Poor communication between management and team - Bullying from lecturing staff - Isolation and low levels of interaction with... other people - Poor data management - Competitive workplace culture does not allow for genuine collaboration - Complaints are not handled properly by faculty heads

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    Advice to Management

    Hold focus groups with research staff and staff of lower grades. Have clear processes for reporting issues and accountability for those in charge of handling them. Pay staff appropriately.

    Dublin City University2019-11-28
  4. "Educated and worked at DCU"

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dublin City University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Super education and great to work for. Massively supportive

    Cons

    I had a great experience, nothing negative

    Dublin City University2019-10-08
  5. "Language teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dublin City University part-time

    Pros

    Great staff, friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Unnecessarily strict management considering the type of job it is

    Dublin City University2019-10-19
  6. "Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dublin City University full-time

    Pros

    Nice and stimulating environment. Opportunities for growth

    Cons

    The location is bad. Salary could improve

    Dublin City University2019-10-02
  7. "Good work enviroment"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dublin City University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work place and atmosphere

    Cons

    Not from work.. but from the city.. expensive to live

    Dublin City University2019-09-30
  8. "-"

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    Former Employee - DCU Ambassador in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends

    I worked at Dublin City University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with a diverse group of people, Work was not straining and was enjoyable. Staff always helpful and go above and beyond to help

    Cons

    Due to fellow students being in charge there was on occasion a breakdown in communication due to some students not respecting who was in charge as they had a personal friendly relationship with students leading the project.

    Advice to Management

    -

    Dublin City University2019-08-06
  9. "Very good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dublin City University full-time

    Pros

    nice place and nice people

    Cons

    hard to get parking sometimes

    Dublin City University2019-08-01
  10. "PhD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dublin City University full-time

    Pros

    Modern, open-minded workplace, focused on innovation

    Cons

    Not central still very expensive student housing.

    Dublin City University2019-06-10
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