University College London
3.9 of 5 49 reviews
www.ucl.ac.uk London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

University College London Reviews

Updated May 11, 2014
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3.9 49 reviews

                             

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Michael Arthur

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    Postdoc at UCL

    Postdoctoral Researcher (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGood salary, many opportunities for personal and professional growth

    ConsIf you have a problem, you might need to talk to several different persons

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove communication between the single departments and the general office

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

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    studying

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

    Prosfreedom, good researchers, good work/life balance and flexible hours

    Consresearch facilities may be limited due to space limitation n funding (depending on subjects of study)

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    Stimulating, supportive and intellectually-driven work environment

    Teaching Fellow (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat urban location, prestigious institution, talented student contingent

    Conslack of abundant facilities in some cases, slightly low salary for prestige and flagship university status

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Research Assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery friendly environment, surrounded by leading experts

    ConsSometimes you feel you are on your own

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    gd team to work in

    Network Engineer (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    Prosexcellent people and great environment

    Conspeople have no ambition to drive the business

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The opportunities are there, you just need to seek them out

    Research Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsGood reputation, wealth of research labs/groups, ample skills development courses/public interest lectures/support resources, stimulating colleagues

    ConsFeels like there's a lack of cohesion to a degree of apathy within divisions/departments, no structured career development, lack of professionalism, seems to be increasingly more about running a business rather than being an institution of learning.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    In the centre of London, nice people, to difficult to get permanent position

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsNice location, interesting people but as friends.

    ConsThe management and PIs are not busy with mentoring.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

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

    ProsGood work environment, very smart people, very relaxed

    ConsCan be too relaxed at times, lack of communication from peers

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

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

    ProsThere are many pro's to working here - Great Location. Good reputation. Excellent pension. Cycle to work scheme. Obviously the rest are going to be job/department/manager specific.

    ConsMore could be done for career progression. There are many courses offered to staff, but these are usually 1 to 2 day one-off courses and very often introductory level. I believe most postdocs are quite capable of acquiring introductory level abilities without these courses. There should be regular advanced options for popular subjects/software due to the nature of the staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice to offer

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    PhD UCL Biochemical engineering

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

    ProsExcellent networking possibilities
    Sociable postgraduates
    Staff are approachable and often world leaders
    Facilities are very good

    ConsLabs are mostly underground (Currently undergoing a building move to improve this)
    Can be hard to get postdoc help.
    No real social space for students (again will hopefully change with the move)

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

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