LSE Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
34 Reviews
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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 for 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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    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 for 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
  3.  

    Excellent and exciting place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
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    Good working conditions

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    • 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 for 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
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    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

  7.  

    Great reputation - unorganized career services

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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

  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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 for 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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    Collaborative, respectful environment

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

    I have been working at LSE part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    bureaucratic but a great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Academic Support Staff Member  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Academic Support Staff Member in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at LSE part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication needed between administrative departments

    Recommends
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