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Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
49 Reviews
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  1.  

    Well paid Research Assistant job

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    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  2.  

    Great training but a lot of bureaucracy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

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    Academic

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

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work overall

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Library Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Library Assistant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    I work as a Library Assistant and we are paid well compared to the same position in public libraries. My salary started at £24.300 and is now already at £25.400 after less than 2 years.Very good holidays and sickness allowance

    Cons

    No career perspective. Very ripetitive tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should be more positive and try to give good vibes in the office.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good working conditions

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Officer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Officer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at LSE as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance is good
    Flexibility: can work from home
    Nice, helpful, clever people
    Stimulating environment

    Cons

    Money-could earn much more in private sector
    People are sometimes too pushy re. career progression i.e. not everybody wants to climb the ladder

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent and exciting place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE

    Pros

    Dynamic, exciting. Excellent students and staff.

    Cons

    Overemphasis on research at the expense of teaching.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Teaching Fellowship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE

    Pros

    Good way to support you through a PhD

    Cons

    Teaching experience not highly valued on the market

  9.  

    Great reputation - unorganized career services

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE

    Pros

    Best academic environment with excellent professors
    Excellent facilities
    In the center of London
    Huge Brand name in UK and globally

    Cons

    Not so organised in terms of career services
    The alumni is not so well connected with the university
    LSE should organise more events with firms, each department should do it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    support students with the advice and network of the alumni. The teaching is perfect

  10.  

    challenging environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE

    Pros

    high exposure, high reputation, leader

    Cons

    the lse is copying the us model; it's a shame

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    LSE Carr-Saunders Hall

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, fairly flexible hours, nice people.

    Cons

    Many services and technologies used by staff and guests need to be modernised to be of an acceptable standard. This impacts directly on staff efficiency and customer satisfaction.

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