London School of Business & Finance

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Updated July 2, 2015
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London School of Business & Finance CEO & Rector Maurits van Rooijen
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  1. bad management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at London School of Business & Finance full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great location and great salary

    Cons

    bad management no organization at all, when asking for help no one helping. bad IT

    Advice to Management

    get organized


  2. Challenging, fast-paced and rewarding

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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 School of Business & Finance full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    People - there are some very clever and talented people working at LSBF. It's a very good mix of young go-getters and experienced staff.
    Entrepreneurial approach - the school seems to never stop innovating and coming up with new ideas and projects.
    Location - the new offices just opposite the Tower of London, Tower Bridge are very nice and really well located.
    Flexibility - overall managers are quite flexible when it comes to work/life balance.
    Positive outlook - I've been here for nearly four years and things are definitely looking up.

    Cons

    It can be very challenging sometimes because of the speed with which things happen, but overall it's been a great experience and learning curve to me. The sector in which the organisation operates is also highly regulated, which means that everything we do has to be at the highest possible standards.

    Advice to Management

    Your team is definitely one of your best assets. Staff value feedback, so it would be great to have more input from senior management in a more regular basis so everyone is on the same page.


  3. Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at London School of Business & Finance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Location convenient, work with cool people

    Cons

    low pay, lack of communication between management

    Advice to Management

    More communication among different departments


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  5. Need They desperatly need Better management - highly inexperienced and unprofessional place to work

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

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

    Pros

    A very entrepreneurial place which at times (usually when they have money which isn't very often) really can support innovation and initiatives and can reward performance.

    They have and still do have some truly amazing people who do know what they are doing and are phenomenal.

    Cons

    Too many to list!

    1. Senior management run the place like a family business and thus reward those who they are close to or family with rather than those who necessarily are the best.

    2. They genuinely haven't got a clue and jump from one product to another , another campus or partner to another, often all at the same time and expect everyone to learn and get on with everything with immediate speed regardless of how unrealistic this is when you have so much to learn.

    3. IT systems are a joke nothing ever seems to work, yet they still expect everyone's productivity to be outstanding regardless of how many incompetent people stand in our way to actually deliver anything of real consistent value.

    4. Senior management only count £ and don't really care about anyone's welfare long or short term unless they are family regardless of what you do for them- they really would sell there own mothers for £1 if they had to gain a commercial advantage. Senior Management have a real lack of ethics when it comes to employee engagement.

    5. The Kpis' they give you from time to time are largely made up on the spur of the moment and will be unrealistic and un achievable depending on how much they like you or not.

    6. They don't listen to employees and consistently have the same problems year in year out as they do not change the management team that contributes to or causes these problems.

    In short this is a place for kids as it is largely run by kids.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees , everyone (that's not Russian) cant be wrong can they? Senior Management have a real lack of ethics when it comes to employee engagement.


  6. Product Manager

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at London School of Business & Finance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Managers, relax place to work,

    Cons

    The management dont care about the business, just making money and buying new business. They care what service users think!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff! Spend money on internal operations to deliver Value to customers


  7. Stay away

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at London School of Business & Finance (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    opportunities depending on contacts. If you manage to engage with specific individuals career progression could be positive Company with international exposure and diverse portfolio. Gives the opportunity to learn a lot and start a new career

    Cons

    terrible organization, unequal treat to employees but really bad overall, sloppy strategies and planning result in unhappy customers and refunds. Incentives are poor and are paid in installments half year after the end of the sales cycle. If employees leave before that date they cannot claim it

    Advice to Management

    management needs to evolve and bring new knowledge and culture into the organization. A clear organisational structure must be put in place.


  8. a very good company, allowed students with limited education to access higher learning. Courses are HND&HNC

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment
    Former Employee - Recruitment

    I worked at London School of Business & Finance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Access to higher learning. students from all background. varied courses, different locations across the country

    Cons

    students think its a university but its a college which gives level 5 maximum qualifications.
    Company structure seems to be unorganized


  9. Anaxiocracy - disgrace - clueless senior management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Development in London, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to work and get exposed in multiple international projects.

    Cons

    Short-sighted, inexperienced and careless managers, driving business to saturation. No ethical or monetary rewards, unless you are part of the "family".

    Advice to Management

    Situation seems hopeless, unless you get read of you high level managers. Also, stop being susceptible to appointing people who pitch better internally and are useless in building sustainable relationships and in planning strategically the market approach.


  10. Education Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at London School of Business & Finance

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

    Pros

    work-life balance is left up to you, depending how you want to structure your day.

    Cons

    Management are very inexperienced, do not have the right skills to drive teams to success.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring and promotion must meet basic requirement of experience.


  11. Challenging place to work but a lot of opportunities

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at London School of Business & Finance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It is fun place to work and people from all over of the world. a lot of opportunities

    Cons

    a lot of pressure and work very hard, policies always changes, difficult to deal with students and agents.



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