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"PhD at MechEng"

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Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England (UK)
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I have been working at Imperial College London full-time

Pros

Flexible working hours, nice and fruitful environment, plenty of equipment and support available to use

Cons

Salary is low for he London area, refurbishment of labs has been badly executed - successive and ongoing issues in setting or installing experiments cause minor to severe delays

Advice to Management

Increase salaries for PhD students as they can barely cope in the London area, be harder on your refurbishment or other subcontractors when they fail to delivery what they have promised for in advance instead of having your staff and students suffer

Other Employee Reviews for Imperial College London

  1. Helpful (2)

    "A bigger place than many people imagine somewhat obsessed with climbing league tables."

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    Former Employee - Research Fellow in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imperial College London full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The opportunity to interact with some of the brightest people on the planet in one of the most exclusive parts of London.

    Cons

    Having to deal with some of the largest egos on the planet and finding that the culture is not collaborative but often destructively competitive.

    Advice to Management

    This institution is not a for profit company accountable to shareholders in the model of a PLC so don't try to run it like one. That said, make it clear to people at all levels, both academic and non academic, how they are judged and how they are rewarded.


  2. "Imperial college PhD student ratting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, very good research

    Cons

    Burocracy, the system is not prepared for people who want to work more than average

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