Kingston University London Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. Amazing place to learn

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    Former Employee - Research A\ssociate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research A\ssociate in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Kingston University London (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place and pleasant working environment.

    Cons

    Not much. Very difficult place to get permanent.


  2. Receptionist

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    Current Employee - Office/Administrative in Kingston upon Thames, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Office/Administrative in Kingston upon Thames, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kingston University London (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Enjoyable work environment. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    The hours not always consistent or guaranteed. I think that is the downside of having a zero hours contract.

    Advice to Management

    Hours need to be distributed fairly among staff.


  3. Kingston Life

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    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Kingston University London full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Close to London, Location is nice, good transport links

    Cons

    Horrible place - bullying rife, no respect for research, promotion not linked to academic ability


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  5. Interview process

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Kingston upon Thames, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Kingston upon Thames, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kingston University London part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a great university, you work in a nice environment and friendly people

    Cons

    I have not found any downsides while working at Kingston university

    Advice to Management

    I would advice the management to keep at it and stay up to date with technology and knowledge as they are doing already


  6. Part time lecturer

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    Current Employee - Part Time Lecturer in Kingston, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Part Time Lecturer in Kingston, East of England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is above typical uni rates for HPLs with specific rates for admin, lecture, and marking, and there is lots of autonomy and flexibility. Nice campus as well

    Cons

    The staff is disorganised with classes poorly allocated. This is one of the few universities that pay their HPLs on zero hour contracts. HR is absolutely atrocious and unhelpful. You are treated as a second class citizen

    Advice to Management

    The uni needs to appreciate the hard work and heavy lifting that the HPLs do and consider our opinions more as we are often the front line to the students and drive student satisfaction


  7. Work

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Operations Administrator in Kingston upon Thames, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Operations Administrator in Kingston upon Thames, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Kingston University London full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice manager and some nice people

    Cons

    To Far, takes to long to get to work


  8. Culture of bullying by management makes for a difficult work environment

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    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in Kingston upon Thames, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in Kingston upon Thames, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kingston University London full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent location. Great potential for involvement with London cultural and intellectual life.

    Cons

    Poor attention to student experience. Management discounts health and welfare of staff. Considerable level of fraud in academic standards -- numerous public scandals. Poor international reputation.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more honest and open communication of staff ideas without fear of retribution.


  9. Nice laid back atmosphere, never dread going in on a Monday morning but management are running it into the ground

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    Current Employee - Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kingston University London full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, you are in control of your workload and you never dread going to work on a monday morning

    Cons

    Very limited promotion prospects

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your administrative staff, particularly the ones with experience


  10. Teaching Assistant BIS and PM

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Kingston upon Thames, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Kingston upon Thames, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kingston University London part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, freedom to contribute with one's own ideas

    Cons

    Sometime the communication from the employer stiffled


  11. Lecturer position at Kingston University London, Economics Faculty (FASS)

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    Current Employee - Lecturer In Economics in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lecturer In Economics in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kingston University London full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Low probability of redundancy Easy going environment Ample time to do research

    Cons

    Limited possibility of promotion Limited possibility of engagement with higher ranking institutions, and International Economic conferences High level of bureaucracy Low RAF ranking

    Advice to Management

    Promoting research, meritocracy, and a fresh environment providing the opportunity for inter-university and inter-institutional research



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