LSE Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
31 Reviews

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  1.  

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

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

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    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 for 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
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    Highly competitive

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    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
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    LSE Careers

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    Former Employee - Careers Representative
    Former Employee - Careers Representative

    I worked at LSE part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Increases knowledge of career events.

    Cons

    Not enough time for studies.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Good working conditions

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

    I have been working at LSE as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance is good
    Flexibility: can work from home
    Nice, helpful, clever people
    Stimulating environment

    Cons

    Money-could earn much more in private sector
    People are sometimes too pushy re. career progression i.e. not everybody wants to climb the ladder

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent and exciting place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE

    Pros

    Dynamic, exciting. Excellent students and staff.

    Cons

    Overemphasis on research at the expense of teaching.

    Recommends
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    Teaching Fellowship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE

    Pros

    Good way to support you through a PhD

    Cons

    Teaching experience not highly valued on the market

  10.  

    Great reputation - unorganized career services

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE

    Pros

    Best academic environment with excellent professors
    Excellent facilities
    In the center of London
    Huge Brand name in UK and globally

    Cons

    Not so organised in terms of career services
    The alumni is not so well connected with the university
    LSE should organise more events with firms, each department should do it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    support students with the advice and network of the alumni. The teaching is perfect

  11.  

    challenging environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE

    Pros

    high exposure, high reputation, leader

    Cons

    the lse is copying the us model; it's a shame

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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