University of London Reviews

Updated May 1, 2014
Updated May 1, 2014
10 Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company to work at

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    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 for less than a 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.  

    Great colleagues and odd structure

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    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
  3.  

    Very happy overall

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of London full-time for more than a 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),

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  5.  

    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.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    An experience

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    Former Employee - N/A  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - N/A in London, England (UK)

    I worked at University of London part-time for more than a 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
  7.  

    Good Workplace

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  8.  

    IT IS A SAD PLACE TO WORK

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    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay.

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    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
  10.  

    Friendly people relaxed atmosphere

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for the self-starter with clearly defined responsibilities

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    Former Employee - Web Developer  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Web Developer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at University of London

    Pros

    Fantastic work-life balance, good benefits, good central location, reasonable autonomy, worthwhile work. A lot of freedom. Great job security - not to be sneezed at in this time of recession.

    Cons

    The salary's not brilliant (but then think of the final salary pension). Management often clueless. No proper chain of command makes it hard to achieve big things. Poor funding means no snacky toys - everything done on the cheap. Poor processes and little feedback, so you have to be a self-starter to succeed. Difficult to sack underperforming staff (of which there are many) and it can sap motivation to work with dead wood. Some people can do nothing for weeks on end without anyone noticing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some management training implemented at all levels.

    No opinion of CEO

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