Imperial College London

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Imperial College London Reviews in London, England

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
145 Reviews
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Pros
  • Flexible working hours, nice and fruitful environment, plenty of equipment and support available to use (in 9 reviews)

  • Good number of holidays, and flexible working hours (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • teaching might require working long hours to match standards (in 7 reviews)

  • It's too expensive to live in London (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place where to work

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Imperial is a great place where to work full of nice people.

    Cons

    The only negative thing is the salary...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best time in many years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PhD Student in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - PhD Student in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Imperial College London full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great academics, motivational super, great people to work with. Life is what you make of it. What you get is the snob factor great equipment lots to learn and a reputation to set you up for life. Network with really great people
    You don't need to look for funding your super has done all that. Your super just needs a new pain in the neck!

    Cons

    Space gets tight. Pressure is high to achieve . Some of my fellow phd era were far to intelligent for their own good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compete with international unis, in a British way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    pretty good research experience in Imperial College, good place for anyone who is after an academic career.

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good working environment, nice people around. the head of the department is very encouraging and fair. would recommend to anyone who is pursuing an academic career

    Cons

    the large organization is low in making changes but this situation is hopefully to improve in the future with new young blood coming in. Tough competition

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Staff in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Professional Staff in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Dynamic environment, exception quality of staff (academic and professional), exciting projects, strong vision and identity, well respected organisation, Imperial supports staff and staff with families, promotes training. Just a good place to work, great name on the CV

    Cons

    lack of space but this will be addressed soon as it is expanding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote working from home, staff discounts for food

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fantastic university

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great facilities and world experts as professors

    Cons

    PhDs are expected to work hard and alone

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place overall to study for a PhD

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent equipment and other material resources. Good study environment with many experienced people. Very good opportunities for career development via available courses at Graduate school.

    Cons

    Low salary (albeit tax free) compared to a PhD in other countries. Work-life balance is mostly dependent on supervisor leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure supervisors are properly check for their ability to supervise research from students. Lecturer are supervised for lecturing abilities but not supervisors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fantastic College

    Current Employee - Student in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great focus on innovation, very friendly staff and good food (for London standards). Also, fantastic location.

    Cons

    Do not expect your university life to be easy, very hard degrees but also rewarding, as you feel you are really learning.

  9.  

    Great place to work although the pay is lousy

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Cutting edge research takes place there.
    - Working with people at the top of the field.
    - Very strong reputation.

    Cons

    Salaries are low for post-docs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give post-docs more money. The salaries are nearly equivalent to those paid by universities outside of London, without the excessive living costs that London brings. In danger of creating an environment where only rich people can afford to become a post-doc there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Research at the Civil Engineering Department

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    Former Employee - Doctoral Student in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Doctoral Student in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Imperial College London full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Imperial College London offers a unique opportunity for young researchers who are eager to work with the best people in the field and want to experience life in the never-stopping London. Exposure to groundbreaking science is guaranteed. You will feel the responsibility and the benefit of your research being produced in such a prestigious university: the scientific community tends to respect and pay attention to the work produced in Imperial and will seek collaboration and/or cite your research with more assiduity.

    Cons

    The facilities are not state-of-the-art and are space constrained but then again the Campus is in one of the most expensive streets in the world.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent place to start a research job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    reputations resources pay support academic affacts

    Cons

    geographic location expensive living pressure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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