King's College London Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Mostly Ups

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at King's College London

    Pros

    World-leading academic staff, and excellent students.

    Cons

    Heavy-handed management with more business acumen than academic.


  2. Clinical research associate (Non-commercial)

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

    I have been working at King's College London full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Travel
    Great for meeting people in the field

    Cons

    Travel (and the fairly low travel expenses they allow)
    Paperwork and checking paperwork is essentially what the job entails
    Fairly high workload, with intensely busy periods followed by slower periods.

    Advice to Management

    increase travel expenses to allow for more feasible/suitable travel-options.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Stimulating environment, Bad College management

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at King's College London full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Top level research
    Excellent colleagues
    Good support for senior academics
    Good locations in central London
    Good links with hospitals to enable clinical research

    Cons

    Administration and HR are disastrous
    Lack of support for post-docs or junior academics
    Bad on gender equality...although improving
    Salary is poor for the high expectations from Senior academics
    Stability of jobs is doubtful, after rounds of redundancies
    Criteria of performance have become entirely metric based


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  5. Good

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

    I have been working at King's College London

    Pros

    Good compensation, but this depends in which laboratory you are in.

    Cons

    No special benefits. Nothing too bad other than this.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Postdoc at KCL

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at King's College London full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    One of the top universities in the UK

    Cons

    Very little support when work for an abusive PI.


  7. KCL

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at King's College London

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good organisation, diverse, cosmopolitan, great location, some of the best lectures/researchers in their field

    Cons

    time can sometimes be consumed by lengthy processes and too much red tape

    Advice to Management

    work harder on retaining talent rather than bringing in new not so talented staff


  8. Work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at King's College London (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not a bad place to work

    Cons

    Too many managers and not enough workers

    Advice to Management

    Employ more workers .


  9. Lovely people, beaurocratic

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inter-Lending and Subscriptions Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Inter-Lending and Subscriptions Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at King's College London part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly people who worked together
    Flexible

    Cons

    Monotonous Work and low pay


  10. Helpful (1)

    Disorganised mess

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Researcher in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Researcher in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at King's College London full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    No-one cares if you're at work or not.

    Cons

    No-one cares about the work you do.

    Advice to Management

    Sack yourselves, employ established and trained management.


  11. KCL Research worker

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at King's College London full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I was always being offered the opportunity to progress through additional training, attending lectures and seminars from world renown psychologist such as Michael Rutter. Nice team environment, everyone works together.

    Cons

    As I had just graduated from University, at times it could feel like the senior management underestimated my work capability.

    Advice to Management

    It was sometimes difficult to understand how the management wanted us to organise our work load. At times they wanted to conduct as many interviews as possible but at the same time not obtain too much over hours which was difficult.



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