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Imperial College London London Reviews

Updated November 30, 2017
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  • Still some work to do to improve work/life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • the career progression is limited (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Enjoyed working for Imperial College Union"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Imperial College London as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere
    Certain employees hardworking and motivated, passionate and driven
    Democratic environment

    Cons

    Unions are easy places to ride along and get paid a good salary without adding any value

    Advice to Management

    Should take internal promotions more seriously, loss of potential over the past year


  2. "Imperial college research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, interesting job that helps the research on a humanitarian subject.

    Cons

    The payments are not scheduled. Could work 3 months and get paid at once in the end of the period.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  3. "PhD student/Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible working hours, many leave days

    Cons

    a lot of work in scientific research, rarely an 8-hour day of work


  4. "PhD Student - Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Incredibly mentally challenging, and a supportive environment.

    Cons

    The work can be somewhat isolated!

    Advice to Management

    -


  5. "I like here"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I am a parent. There is a nursery at South Kensington Campus, Imperial College, where my kids go to. It is convenient to me so I can come to work with them and go home together.

    Cons

    The academic income is the downside.


  6. "Conference and Events"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Operations Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imperial College London part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Imperial’s commercial arm uses campus spaces to run high profile external and internal events.
    Opportunities to work on important AGMs, dignitary visits, science fairs etc.
    Office and operations teams are full of good, friendly people.
    Managers are do-ers who get involved with the hands on running of an event.

    Cons

    The department invests in good AV equipment but some of the spaces (ie. Great Hall) were dated, with tired infrastructure, when I was there.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t be afraid to offer current college students who work for you more senior positions - might keep a few after they graduate!


  7. "Research Assistant at Imperial College London"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Casual, some flexibility, fixed working hours, no clients, more than avg holidays, lots of independent work (could be a con), able to work towards a degree such as PhD if wanted

    Cons

    limited progression of pay, only for people who want to stay in academia

  8. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -high quality academics
    -great career development services

    Cons

    - could have more space
    - could have more places to eat on campus

    Advice to Management

    -more restaurants and more space for the future


  9. "Excellent working environment"

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    Current Employee - Demonstrator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Demonstrator in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Imperial College London part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    motivating environment, highly stimulating, diverse culture

    Cons

    not that i can think of

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  10. "UROP student at Imperial"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Imperial College London as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good exposure and full flexibility.

    Cons

    Repetitive work in data analysis, although that is expected.


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