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"Frustrating, there is so much potential but beacuracy gets in the way"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
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Pros

Very easy going, onsite gym, generally friendly and welcoming people
Good level of holidays
Great to have on your CV before moving onto bigger things

Cons

Too much talking about doing things and not enough doing the things
Often people get promoted or large salaries due to who they know or historical deals

Advice to Management

Get rid of 50% of the committees, eliminate half the meetings and give people the ability to do what needs to be done. Start practicing what you are teaching the world, be flexible in management approaches.

Other Employee Reviews for London Business School

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Old fashioned, backwards working environment. Inefficient working practises and no emphasis on efficiency."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Coordinator in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - Campus next to Regent's Park
    - Little pressure
    - Library access
    - Gym/Swimming pool access

    Cons

    - Very low pay
    - Highly bureaucratic structure with poor managerial team
    - No room for promotion unless someone leaves.
    - Decaying IT systems and hardware
    - Results don't really matter.
    - Inefficient working practises, things stay as they are because its how its 'always been done'
    - Appraisal system is a waste of time
    - Failing infrustructure
    - Disfunctional processes & procedures
    - 'passing the buck' culture
    - No emphasis on deadlines/getting the job done
    - Monumental waste of resources

    Advice to Management

    Need to get into the real world. Got to move away from public sector attitudes towards efficiency and pay, and reward based on merit, not longevity. Currently too conservative and insufficient resources for staff to work efficiently.

    Recognize which employees are not producing results and take action to initiate change. Reward those highly productive employees with decent salaries and non-monetary rewards which are sometimes just as good if not better. Give upper management a backbone to introduce policies and be supportive of their decisions.


  2. "Very stuffy, poor communication, not a top-business school"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    * Good reputation
    * Nice offices
    * Okish location in London

    Cons

    * Terrible management
    * Poor information sharing and communication
    * Food on campus is poor
    * Arrogant / insecurity that they're not a US school.
    * Campus feels clinical, no culture, history or interest.

    Advice to Management

    Less clinical environment. Pay researchers more. Be less arrogant. . . . . . . . . . . .

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