LSBF Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
18 Reviews
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18 Reviews
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  1.  

    Very positive, nice people, but the business would benefit from more open communication internally

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    Former Employee - Marketing in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing in London, England (UK)

    I worked at LSBF full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    fast paced and not micro-managed. Lots of opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Better HR process would be beneficial, sometimes difficult to find out thinking behind marketing initiatives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on internal communication and be more directly approachable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    One word – run! (And then go watch the ITV documentary)

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    Former Employee - Copywriter in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Copywriter in London, England (UK)

    I worked at LSBF full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Maybe not so much now, but when I was there, LSBF was a recognised name in the market. It was a great brand to have on your CV.

    Cons

    It's basically run like a Russian mafia with the former CEO (Aaron Etingen) installing his incompetent and woefully under-qualified family members in ALL the most senior management positions.

    It's not about how good you are, it's about how outstanding your brown-nosing techniques are. Forget about a pay-rise – unless you're a family member/friend or you kiss the backsides of said family members and friends, you will NEVER get one. Even when the numbers say you should.

    Staff are relentlessly bullied – they routinely demand bribes from international staff members who require sponsorship for a work visa (even though this costs LSBF next to nothing.

    Students are routinely duped.

    You've heard about them in the news... seriously, it's all true and even worse than the ITV documentary suggests. It's a lot uglier when you look from the inside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your hearts/consciences some urgently needed CPR.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Worst organisation I've ever worked for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSBF

    Pros

    Helping those students with a passion, great student team below leadership level

    Cons

    Lack of management or order, basically it's chaos, disorganised HR, who used to accidentally send wrong emails to me, managent don't seem to invest much back but like to wine and dine, all ran by one family, all management seem to be related

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just don't

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  5.  

    manager position

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Department Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at LSBF full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    it was good organization at some point but things changed since 2011

    Cons

    dodgy organization, no ethics at all, please check all articles and publications in internet before dealing with them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do not go to education if you would like to start business once again

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Avoid.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in London, England (UK)

    I worked at LSBF full-time

    Pros

    There really are few to none.

    Cons

    -Awful senior management run by vain family
    -No concern for the welfare of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acting a family business. Act like a real business school.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Challenging, but really positive

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at LSBF full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work at LSBF is not for the faint-hearted, but it can definitely be a rewarding experience. To me, it has been a huge learning curve and I had the opportunity of doing things that I never thought I would do. Got involved in some really good and high profile projects during the 2,5 years that I've been here.

    Cons

    I think the senior management could be a little bit clearer about their overall group strategy, so everyone would be on the same page about the company's goals, culture and objectives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up! Invest in your staff and bring them to the decision making process of your business. Maybe general assemblies with every single employee would be a good opportunity to motivate and put everyone on the same page.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Conmen!

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    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Director in London, England (UK)

    I worked at LSBF as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Innovative approach to teaching and content delivery

    Cons

    Degrees are sold not earned, and students employed (attendance records fiddled).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get ethical

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It was a sea saw ride, had excellent days and suddenly few very boring days!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSBF full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent middle level and junior team, Relaxed environment, company HAD loads of potential and Interaction with the senior management was regular.
    Can get the spark back if they value the staff more as they used to year ago.
    Fun Staff and loads of parties..

    Cons

    Senior Management needs to look under the carpet and start controlling overall operations more aggressively.
    Salary could be a constraint for some worthy candidates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to decentralize the Authority and should hold people accountability for their actions rather than keeping the lobby happy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Family orientated

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at LSBF full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work is challenging and diverse.

    Cons

    - Lack of focus on quality
     - Poor treatment of staff outside the family/friend unit
     - Communication poor between management and staff. Staff mostly treated pretty badly until management need something for marketing/extra work etc
     - Questionable strategic alliances potentially damaging to longer term brand image

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to improve communication and consider long term view in relation to resource and strategic partnerships

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    LSBF

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

    I have been working at LSBF full-time

    Pros

    fully online
    low cost
    1,5 years

    Cons

    disorganized
    lack of communication between institution and students

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