LSE Reviews

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
35 Reviews
4.1
35 Reviews
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  1.  

    comfortable job and good pay

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    Former Employee - Laptop Surgery in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Laptop Surgery in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    very nice place to work and very good pay

    Cons

    sometimes it was a bit boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer some training maybe assuming we know everything was not good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Academic

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    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
  3.  

    Good place to work overall

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    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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  5.  

    superb

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    Current Employee - Student Representative in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student Representative in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at LSE part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    London School of Economics (Student representative,Accounting Dept)-London,UK Oct 2013-July 2014
    initiated and organised several meeting whereby various issues pertaining to student welfare were discussed with professors and appropriate actions were taken
    organised several events such as talk shows with guest speakers, exam workshops,career events and alumni & networking events

    Cons

    could improve on training as well as assistance provided to students
    Nevertheless,the opportunities provided really helped me grow as an individual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    could improve on training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Good place

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable and nice staff, good and flexible hours

    Cons

    Non really. A good part-time job in the summer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good working conditions

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    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 (less than an 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    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 (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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