University College London

  www.ucl.ac.uk
  www.ucl.ac.uk

University College London Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
62 Reviews
4.4
62 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Michael Arthur
10 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very flexible, good work life balance, interesting job (in 4 reviews)

  • It has a relaxed environment with flexible working hours and sociable co workers (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Holy Moses it is expensive to live in London (in 2 reviews)

  • There is little opportunity for career advancement and senior management was less than helpful in terms of career advice and guidance (in 2 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Unique working experience in central London

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

    I have been working at University College London full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - vibrant working environment
    - surrounded by bright and determined individuals
    - the UCL campus is in central London
    - the research staff and colleagues are very helpful and approachable
    - I have never experienced any difficulties or differences with other employess
    - I quite enjoyed working at UCL

    Cons

    - you get stuck in student life
    - the stipend could be a little bit lacking, especially for an expensive city like London
    - they are only a few opportunities to earn a little extra

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great to have heavily subsidized food on campus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    summer research

    Current Employee - Summer Research in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Summer Research in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at University College London as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    friendly people, nice atmosphere, prestigious environment to work in. excellent facilities and opportunities, approachable staff. Top university and overall great place to work

    Cons

    It is pretty expensive to live in london, but nice that is in such a central location. If you want to live nearby expect to pay alot in rent. Can't say too much which is negative really

  3.  

    Beautiful & Central Campus surrounded by British Library & Britidh Museum

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

    I worked at University College London as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Highly intellectual lecturers and professors encouraging a highly innovative learning environment

    Cons

    May be too crowded since it's located at Central London

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review
  5.  

    Highly experienced

    • 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)

    I have been working at University College London as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Centre of London, very much convenient

    Cons

    Expensive area, everything is very expensive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live outside of London

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great university, great employer.

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

    I have been working at University College London full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Research interest, great colleagues, superb holiday.

    Cons

    Some processes a bit annoying.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to be a student

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University College London

    Pros

    Fantastic academic location and setting

    Cons

    Bureaucratic at times and they can improve the libraries

  8.  

    Telephone Fundraiser

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

    I have been working at University College London as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very flexible, great people and values. Learned a lot from the experience.

    Cons

    Temporary job. Just preparation for better things after graduation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great university to work for

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

    I have been working at University College London full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Top university, excellent facilities. Great work life balance. Always good seminars and guest speakers - plenty of opportunity for career development.

    Cons

    Perhaps not as much collaboration between different groups within the computer science department as I would have liked. Plenty of opportunity for crossover between different fields.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fantastic - truly a global institution

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

    I have been working at University College London full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Central London location on Bloomsbury surrounded by great food! A relaxed attitude of excellence which is unique to this place.

    Cons

    Its very much up to you what you get out of the doctorate programme. No one will push you or stop you - so work hard and pace yourself its a marathon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadreship keep up the good work but get rid of dead wood. There are definitely academics with strong reputations and records of excellence but those that don't cut it should be addressed and put on improvement programmes to ensure they progress or leave. All academics should turn up to departmental seminars where students and post docs present - they need input from their peers and mentors - thats a basic standard that should be upheld without excuses in all educational institutions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    excellent

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

    I have been working at University College London

    Pros

    londons metropolitan university; emphasis on modern subjects (e.g. biology)

    Cons

    considerable grant overheads; complicated administration

University College London Photos

Malet Street
UCL-Gower-Street
during lecture

+ Add Photo

Work at University College London? Share Your Experiences

University College London

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.