Imperial College London Reviews

Updated Aug 7, 2020

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Imperial College London President Prof. Alice Gast
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  • "Some bureaucracy with expenses and we perhaps not enough career progression feedback(in 32 reviews)

  • "long hours, the supervisor is a bit unstable(in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing school"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Student 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Imperial College London full-time

    Pros

    Within London and great links to industry

    Cons

    A bit on the costly side

  2. "Sales"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Sales 

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Pay, Great atmosphere fun environment

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say, best place to be!


  3. "Excellent employer"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imperial College London full-time

    Pros

    Great institution with many opportunities

    Cons

    Pay not so great to be honest...

  4. "Good work environment"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imperial College London full-time

    Pros

    A lot of freedom and good work life balance.

    Cons

    Pay is not very good.

  5. "Overall positive experience as a postdoc"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Imperial College London full-time

    Pros

    made my own hours, independence, good people, pretty good location, nhs

    Cons

    forced into pension program even as international employee (I think I'll get this money back eventually though), pay not that high (standard for UK postdocs I think though), food in the scr is decent but gets old after a while with few on campus alternatives

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Research Associate"

    1.0
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     in Livermore, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imperial College London for more than 5 years

    Pros

    One gets exposed to politics and nepotism

    Cons

    Very corrupt and unhealthy environment to work in. Favoritism and racism hold very strong

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  7. "Overall"

    5.0
     

    I worked at Imperial College London

    Pros

    Amazing institution, top-notch faculty, an environment where one can learn, grow, challenge oneself an lookforward to future opportunities feeling rewarded

    Cons

    It is important to carefully consider what opportunities are available and what the future prospects may be so as to take best advantage of one's time here

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  8. "Good place for studying"

    5.0
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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London

    Pros

    Diverse international community. Living in London is great and provides many distractions from research. Large mathematics and physics departments, with many seminars and lectures that you can attend without registration.

    Cons

    Living in London is expensive. Community of research students is not as close as it might be at a smaller university. University clubs are undergraduate focused.

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    "a top 5 research university in the world?"

    2.0
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    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Imperial College London

    Pros

    flexible and blocked teaching, remote work possible

    Cons

    almost no research support, very hierarchical, intransparent, academic hires were made without prior job talks, very top-down, self-serving focus on TIMES ranking (which is very UK biased).

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  10. "Good"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great academics working at the school

    Cons

    Some politics may be unpleasant

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