Imperial College London
4.0 of 5 125 reviews
www.imperial.ac.uk London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Imperial College London Reviews in London, England

Updated Jun 18, 2014
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4.0 76 reviews

                             

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Imperial College London President & Rector Sir Keith O’Nions

Sir Keith O’Nions

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

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

    Prosgood 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

    Consthe 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent place to work

    Professional Staff (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsDynamic 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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementpromote working from home, staff discounts for food

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fantastic university

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

    ProsGreat facilities and world experts as professors

    ConsPhDs are expected to work hard and alone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place overall to study for a PhD

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

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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fantastic College

    Student (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

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

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

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    Great place to work although the pay is lousy

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

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

    ConsSalaries are low for post-docs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Research at the Civil Engineering Department

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

    ProsImperial 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.

    ConsThe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent place to start a research job

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

    Prosreputations resources pay support academic affacts

    Consgeographic location expensive living pressure

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent university to work at

    Postdoctoral Research Associate (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsExcellent facilities, all equipment needed for research is available somewhere on the college campus. All groups willing to collaborate.

    ConsUndergraduates take over the campus during term time. It's hard to meet people outside of your research group. The campus itself being in South Kensington makes it difficult on academic pay to live close to work. The tourists visiting the area slow down commuting times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to undertake PhD studies and to enjoy student life

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

    ProsGreat selection of students clubs and societies, as well as as access to courses from the Imperial College Business School. Great name to have on CV for most jobs.

    ConsBeing an institution focused on STEM courses, the diversity in interests (and gender) is not as great at some other universities. However, being in London, this does not affect you too much. Also, living near campus can be quite pricy!

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in affordable student accommodation near campus!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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