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Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
47 Reviews
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47 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good policies on paper don't translate to good policies in practice

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

    I have been working at LSE full-time

    Pros

    It has a good (undeserved) reputation

    Cons

    Bullying by middle management is rife. HR is useless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take control - stop letting middle managers run departments as their own private fiefdoms

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great students and location, but academic staff disinterested in anything beyond their narrow purview

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

    I have been working at LSE as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great students, central London location, renowned reputation. Opportunity to play a role in major public and policy debates. Focus on research

    Cons

    Apathy of tenured staff toward anyone non-tenured, salaries too law for location, poor communication between departments, not enough career support for early-career staff.

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

    Good job minimal support

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn many skills and a good work-life balance

    Cons

    No opportunities for career progression

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    catering assistant

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

    I worked at LSE

    Pros

    great team, nice, fun! I have to prepare meals ! There was a friendly atmosphere, interacting with students was great ! I did this in parralle to my studies

    Cons

    tiring and hard. I had a low salary ( but good for the work I was doing) ! It was sometimes very long and hard and people do not notice you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Eh

    Former Employee - Part Time Research/Program Support in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Part Time Research/Program Support in London, England (UK)

    I worked at LSE part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a beautiful and well-known university at the heart of London

    Cons

    Professors were less impressive that I expected- could just have been my department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to generally be less dysfunctional! Don't push beloved professors out (by say, cutting their well-attended class in their area of specialty and forcing them to teach large lecture intro classes), even if they are a bit ornery and maybe try working in a company sometime to make your work a bit more relevant.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Highly competitive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSE

    Pros

    Great connections to established companies and the smartest people.

    Cons

    Competitive culture and lack of feed back given.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Mostly reasonable

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE

    Pros

    Pays well and on the whole they are accomodating

    Cons

    They try to get the most from you

  9.  

    LSE Careers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Careers Representative
    Former Employee - Careers Representative

    I worked at LSE part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Increases knowledge of career events.

    Cons

    Not enough time for studies.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Academic

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

    I have been working at LSE full-time (more than an 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
  11.  

    Good place to work overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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

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