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Updated Jun 27, 2014

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4.0 31 reviews

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83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Excellent and exciting place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDynamic, exciting. Excellent students and staff.

    ConsOveremphasis on research at the expense of teaching.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good working conditions

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

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

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

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

     

    Teaching Fellowship

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood way to support you through a PhD

    ConsTeaching experience not highly valued on the market

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    Great reputation - unorganized career services

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsNot 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 Senior Managementsupport students with the advice and network of the alumni. The teaching is perfect

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    challenging environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proshigh exposure, high reputation, leader

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

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

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    LSE Carr-Saunders Hall

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

    ProsGood pay, fairly flexible hours, nice people.

    ConsMany 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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    Collaborative, respectful environment

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

    ProsAs a research assistant (a position on the lower echelons of academia) there is still an incredibly respectful and collaborative feel.
    You have access to abundant resources and brilliant individuals.
    The pay is very good.

    ConsI only worked part time so didn't spend enough time to have any significant grievances.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    bureaucratic but a great place to work

    Academic Support Staff Member (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsOpportunity for advancement, collegial work environment, a diverse group of colleagues

    ConsBureaucratic with many parts of the university administration not seeming to know what the others are doing

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter communication needed between administrative departments

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Career-track Lecturer/Assistant Professor

    Lecturer (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsLocation in London; high quality students to teach; flexibility in working hours; some control over work agenda; name recognition internationally; opportunity to influence public opinion; opportunity to meet opinion-leaders from around the world.

    ConsSalaries too low for cost of living in London; Tenure does not bring with it the same benefits it does in the US; autonomy as an instructor low compared with US; central management overly-directive at times.

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

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    great

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat place for postdoc research

    Consnot very well paid relative to london costs

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