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University of London Reviews

Updated August 31, 2014
Updated August 31, 2014
11 Reviews
3.6
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company to work at

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

    I have been working at University of London full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Training, culture, flexible, nice people

    Cons

    Lack of processes in place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More structures in place to have more order

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Associate Tutor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Tutor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate Tutor in London, England (UK)

    I worked at University of London as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good hourly rate (£45 per hour approximately)

    Cons

    Very little work available, completely dependent on department teaching workload, no mentoring

  3.  

    Great colleagues and odd structure

    • 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 of London full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic colleagues - strong mix of academic, professional and competent people working here, great learning opportunities, room to grow

    Cons

    Disorganised, university beaurocracy, some limited vision, out of touch senior management, under threat

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very happy overall

    • 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 of London full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very flexible, interesting, working with smart and hardworking people, learning a lot of things through research

    Cons

    Low pay (compared to what industry pays for PhDs in London),

  6.  

    Lecturer in Economics at London University

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of London

    Pros

    Lots of freedom, but increasing pressure to publish and to teach. but that's in line with most universities

    Cons

    the city is quite expensive, and the london weighting doesn't cover the increased lving costs at all.

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    An experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - N/A in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - N/A in London, England (UK)

    I worked at University of London part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good hours, benefits and great people. Really buzzing atmosphere. The range of activity going on is amazing, and being in Bloomsbury is inspiring.

    Cons

    HR, administration, stifling bureaucratic inefficiency. It's an institution without organisation, and too much leniency toward students who make it their business to be obstructive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove committees. Lots of them. Then streamline processes, make them usable and ensure HR do their job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good Workplace

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

    I have been working at University of London full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good benefits, salaries. The people you work with are very nice. The location is central london so it is right in the centre. you liaise with students and academics which is great

    Cons

    The work can be a bit monotonous. You have to answer phone enquiries all day long, send emails and the nature of the enquiries is more or less the same. I cannot think of any other Cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are great

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    IT IS A SAD PLACE TO WORK

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

    I have been working at University of London

    Pros

    relaxed enviroment for working. People are okay

    Cons

    The pay is pretty poor. They need to improve it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay better, and improve working conditions.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay.

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

    I worked at University of London

    Pros

    Colleagues were okay and collegial. The location of the company is good (i.e. in Central London). The University of London has a good reputation.

    Cons

    As it is an accademic institution career options are very limited, i.e. one can only get promoted if the position becomes vacant which does not regularly happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should give better career options and different career levels. The pay is okay but not great compared to other universities, especially as London is an expensive city.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Friendly people relaxed atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of London

    Pros

    The salary is good, you get to work in a nice area of London and the people are all friendly. No major complaints.

    Cons

    There isn't a huge amount of opportunity to go further but it does depend on where you work and what you're doing. I only considered it a temporary place of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I approve of looking after the employees however management should be careful that too many cliques do not form - mostly made up of people who were long time employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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