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

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  1.  

    challenging environment

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

    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
  2.  

    LSE Carr-Saunders Hall

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Residence Assistant  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Residence Assistant in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Good pay, fairly flexible hours, nice people.

    Cons

    Many services and technologies used by staff and guests need to be modernised to be of an acceptable standard. This impacts directly on staff efficiency and customer satisfaction.

  3.  

    Great

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

    Pros

    Good people and a good environment to work in.

    Cons

    Long hours and no worklife balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they need to implement more training schemes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    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
  6.  

    Fantastic place to work

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

    Pros

    High talented colleagues, sufficient support, art-of-the-state facilities and productive work teams

    Cons

    Short of staff in certain administrative divisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring more administrative staff to improve the capacity and efficiency of support provided to students and academic staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Collaborative, respectful environment

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

    Pros

    As a research assistant (a position on the lower echelons of academia) there is still an incredibly respectful and collaborative feel.
    You have access to abundant resources and brilliant individuals.
    The pay is very good.

    Cons

    I only worked part time so didn't spend enough time to have any significant grievances.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Perfect

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

    Pros

    A very nice place to study. Teachers are good, careers service is good, all the students are the best people in the world

    Cons

    A very very nice place to study. Teachers are good, careers service is good, all the students are the best people in the world

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Mostly reasonable

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pays well and on the whole they are accomodating

    Cons

    They try to get the most from you

  10.  

    bureaucratic but a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Academic Support Staff Member  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Academic Support Staff Member in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement, collegial work environment, a diverse group of colleagues

    Cons

    Bureaucratic with many parts of the university administration not seeming to know what the others are doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication needed between administrative departments

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Career-track Lecturer/Assistant Professor

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

    Pros

    Location in London; high quality students to teach; flexibility in working hours; some control over work agenda; name recognition internationally; opportunity to influence public opinion; opportunity to meet opinion-leaders from around the world.

    Cons

    Salaries too low for cost of living in London; Tenure does not bring with it the same benefits it does in the US; autonomy as an instructor low compared with US; central management overly-directive at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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