LSE Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
34 Reviews
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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    bureaucratic but a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Academic Support Staff Member  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Academic Support Staff Member in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at LSE part-time for more than 3 years

    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
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    Career-track Lecturer/Assistant Professor

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

    I have been working at LSE full-time for more than 5 years

    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
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  5.  

    great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSE

    Pros

    great place for postdoc research

    Cons

    not very well paid relative to london costs

  6.  

    It is awesome.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There is high quality education provided to each and every student in this institute be it be a poor scholarship holder or a rich lad.

    Cons

    There is a lot of workload at LSE and technological use is maximal over here. Management requires things to be done before time which is difficult under heavy workload.

    Recommends
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    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
  8.  

    world class institution, second class facilities, bureaucratic but kind and supportive

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

    I have been working at LSE

    Pros

    The brand has global prestige. The people are generally top-notch. There is a surprising lack of arrogance amongst most. The institution offers many courses and programs for faculty development.

    Cons

    Teaching load often too high to make much research happen during term time. Marking / grading process is ridiculously painful and archaic. Often concerns with standards and fairness mean that students are not learning as much as they should.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to remove bureaucracy as much as possible. Pay more to faculty in order to retain them. Currently faculty often need to work extra jobs - like summer school or consulting - simply to make ends meet in London.

    Recommends
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  9.  

    Positive, interesting and good for my CV

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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

    Pros

    Learn for You - funding for study/activities unrelated to work
    Access to excellent learning facilities
    Great to work as a part-time student
    World class public speakers if you want to attend evening lectures

    Cons

    There is not a huge amount of opportunity for progression.
    Like with any public sector orginisation change takes a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More actively lead the change necessary to maintain LSE as a world class institution. In light of the money now being paid, to treat students as the customers they are with the respect and level of service they deserve.

    Recommends
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  10.  

    Londoner

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    Current Employee - Master
    Current Employee - Master

    I have been working at LSE

    Pros

    higer reputation and well facilities and most professionals are well teaching and have good knowledge about finance and this is the best place to see how finance is run in London

    Cons

    Hard coursework, most courseworks are based on case studies and this is a good opportunities to learn more but hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many societies you can join and talk with others. Most students are friendly and good time to see and talk

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good chance to meet people from different places

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

    I have been working at LSE

    Pros

    very good name, the location is at the heart of london, loads of fun after work or study. many career opportunities offered.

    Cons

    declining teaching/researching abilities. poor payment for the junior teaching staff. lack of communication with other students and also lack of the feeling of a real university

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it would be nice if the school charges less on students, including overseas students. and place a higher standard in admitting students.

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