LSE Reviews

Updated August 21, 2015
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Judith Rees
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Pros
  • Good work life balance and pleasant environment (in 3 reviews)

  • Great pay package, excellent training opportunities and good people to work with within the IT Services (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • A good part-time job in the summer (in 2 reviews)

  • Teaching load often too high to make much research happen during term time (in 2 reviews)

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  1. MSc Student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Access to so many game changers in a number of sectors was mind blowing at times The Conversations or Discussion series were always well thought out and relevant for what was happening at the time

    Cons

    Lectures sometimes overly focused on readings and not enough about and/getting practical experience

    Advice to Management

    Maybe it's time to adjust the learning process a little to encompass a little more than just synthesising others' research


  2. Good

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at LSE as a contractor

    Pros

    Great organisation to work at

    Cons

    Can't think of any now


  3. Great people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at LSE part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoy the people I work with, and they made everything from the interview process to the projects I am assigned a pleasure to do.

    Cons

    A lot of my work is quite un-structured, which gives me opportunity to take responsibility, but sometimes leaves me confused as to what my employer wants from the project.


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  5. lse

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent teaching and good career advice

    Cons

    There are't any significants cons


  6. Teaching assistant, part-time

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    World-renowned professors, access to the rich cache of LSE Library archival material.

    Cons

    Considerable uncertainty regarding the course syllabus I taught due to HR problems within the department.


  7. Great place to study

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Big and in the middle of everything

    Cons

    Expensive shop in the local area


  8. Great place to work while studying - very convenient location in the middle of london and gives good hourly pay rates.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work while studying - very convenient location in the middle of london and gives good hourly pay rates.

    Cons

    Work can be quite mundane and repetitive. Expensive to work and live in London and do not give enough time off.


  9. Well paid Research Assistant job

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at LSE part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible, well paid, well-located, interesting. I would recommend it to students who want to earn some extra money, put something in their CV and learn about the subject the research is about. You can work from home.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work is tedious, there is no office to work in, they pay the month after the work has been done.


  10. Great training but a lot of bureaucracy

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at LSE as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting place to work. A lot of events for staff and training in languages and sports offered at a reduced price. A small, centered university, so easy to meet a lot of people

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy. Low pay for a lot of work. It is very hard to get promoted within the company as they have a high employee retention. A lot of office politics.


  11. Academic

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    Current Employee - Student in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LSE full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Extremely academic/work focussed which pushes you to work hard - Amazing reputation for a university

    Cons

    - Can be too academic at some times



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