Dublin City University Reviews

Updated Sep 21, 2022

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4.3
88%
Recommend to a Friend
86%
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Dublin City University President Brian MacCraith
Brian MacCraith
100 Ratings
Pros
  • "International working environment, competitive salary(in 13 reviews)

  • "Good friendly staff, library benefits(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Dublin - the weather is quite bad(in 7 reviews)

  • "I'm on a short-term contract and career prospects in DCU aren't great, but this would be the case in any university(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Ireland postdoc salary

      Aug 18, 2022 - Postdoctoral Researcher in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good environment for doing postdoc

      Cons

      Less money, finding accommodation is tough

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Research assistant

      Sep 21, 2022 - Research Assistant in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible time Interesting projects Friendly staff

      Cons

      Low pay No career progression Short term contracts

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Best Place to work

      Sep 19, 2022 - QA Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Best place to work and friendly atmosphere

      Cons

      Less work time and challenging atmosphere

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      N/A

      Sep 7, 2022 - Administrator in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Gym, nice campus, and leisure facilities.

      Cons

      No working from home/remotely conversations were had with staff; the current offer of 20% is a joke!

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Review

      Sep 1, 2022 - Senior Data Scientist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Collegiality amongst the team were a pro.

      Cons

      Short term contracts were a con.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Aug 16, 2022 - Research Fellow 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great environment to work at.

      Cons

      no cons to report so far

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      DCU - Postdoc

      Aug 22, 2022 - Postdoctoral Researcher 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working with SMEs Excellent facilities for R&D

      Cons

      Compensations and benefits could be better.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Job.

      Jul 11, 2022 - Teaching Assistant in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great experience. Not much workload for a masters student. The staff is understanding and helpful.

      Cons

      No cons, that i can think of.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Very friendly atmosphere!

      Jul 20, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A lovely work environment with great people!

      Cons

      Hard to progress to a more senior level

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Excellent workplace

      Jul 5, 2022 - Clerical Officer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work is varied and challenging. great place to start career and continue career. Benefits and salary was good.

      Cons

      I don't have cons, Its my former job because I moved to Galway City.

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    Dublin City University has an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5, based on over 316 reviews left anonymously by employees. 88% of employees would recommend working at Dublin City University to a friend and 61% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Dublin City University employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Dublin City University. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    88% of Dublin City University employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Dublin City University 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

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