London Business School Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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London Business School Dean Professor Andrew Likierman
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  1. Interesting work environment, great people and very flexible

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at London Business School part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very international outlook in terms of students, staff etc.- it is the most diverse place I've ever worked and you are surrounded by interesting people. In my department the people are very friendly and supportive and the culture is hardworking but relaxed. Very flexible in terms of working hours, working from home, support if you have a family or other commitments. The work is interesting with opportunities to travel for some and there are a number of staff events throughout the year. On-site gym and pool, good annual leave (28 days plus 3 days at Christmas and bank holidays). Great Dean who is well liked and approachable.

    Cons

    Being a fairly small organisation the lack of career progression can be a big issue and leads to high turnover in some departments. There are few career development opportunities internally, although they are supportive for funding some external learning. Decision making can be slow.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more career development opportunities to help people learn and progress within the organisation, particularly at the mid level career stage.


  2. Nice environment, interesting work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at London Business School part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible working hours.

    Cons

    The payroll system could go more smooth.


  3. line manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at London Business School part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay which was unmatched to most places.

    Cons

    Management is awful and incompetent.


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  5. Great company with outstanding culture

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at London Business School

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent education and training opportunities

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  6. Helpful (2)

    Great city, good business school

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Professor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate Professor in London, England (UK)

    I worked at London Business School

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    London is a truly world-class city, and the school's campus overlooking Regent's Park is well situated. Some outstanding colleagues. Students, particularly full-time MBA and Masters in Finance very sharp.

    Cons

    Salary well below levels at North American schools, particularly when you account for cost of living in London. Lack of meaningful endowment means research funding scarce relative to peer institutions.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Very good educational institution.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at London Business School

    Pros

    Excellent culture in the organisation.

    Cons

    Old world. Not in step with front line ideas.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work but don't value their people

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    Former Employee - Programmer Administrator
    Former Employee - Programmer Administrator

    I worked at London Business School

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked at school for 5 years and enjoyed the work. It's a great place to work and a great organization to work for.

    Cons

    The school doesn't invest in their people but spend money in wrong places. Salaries should be reviewed as per market.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Too hierarchical and lots of money spent in the wrong places.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at London Business School full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of places to eat and sit on campus. Right next to Regents park. Very close to Baker Street and Marylebone station. Staff are generally pleasant and get along. Annual pay rise dependant on performance and the companies success. 27 days holiday plus extra for longtime service. Low cost gym very close to campus. The Dean of the School is quite approachable and very endearing.

    Cons

    The way staff are treat by faculty is very poor. Most of faculty are quite disrespectful and patronising which staff are expected to put up with on a daily basis because "faculty are under a lot of pressure to have articles published" but its usually the tenured professors who are the worst and they have the least pressure. No development opportunities. Some support staff are asked to do things not related to work. The salary is lower than other institution in London.

    Advice to Management

    Consult with staff more widely before changing processes. Inform faculty of changes through top management instead of having staff trying to persuade them to change the way they do things individually. Change what is acceptable communication between faculty and staff, there should be mutual respect. Be stricter with what faculty can claim for as expenses, lots of expensed items not related to work are approved.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at London Business School full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The staff and student body are very diverse which makes for a very enriching working environment. The opportunities for staff to get experience and progress are very good which compensates for the comparatively lower pay (compared to other UK HE institutions).

    Cons

    The management structure is very dense and change can take a long time. Also, the academic culture is a source of frustration to both staff and students.


  11. Helpful (7)

    Uninspiring

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Careers in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Careers in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at London Business School full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some great students on the full time MBA programme. Subsidised cafes and bedroom accommodation on site - the latter especially useful when you work late if you have a long commute

    Cons

    Low remuneration, patchy senior management team, debatable leadership and strategy, lack of personal development opportunities. Managers devolve everything really important and spend much of their time agonising over trivia. Role of admissions in the School's success is not fully understood. Support services in finance, HR and IT are all very second rate, as is much of the office accommodation. Remuneration figures quoted in adverts are before deductions for compulsory pension contributions - tax return time is always a stunning surprise when I see how little I've actually received through the year. Watch out for other misleading recruiting messages too - for instance around personal development and career potential - both non-existent, in Careers Department at least.

    Advice to Management

    Fix your planning and budgeting and people management processes. Manage more, devolve less, harness the talents of those working for you and prioritise - on very limited resources you try to do too much.



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