Imperial College London Reviews

Updated May 12, 2021

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Imperial College London President Prof. Alice Gast
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312 Ratings
Pros
  • "great working environment for doing research(in 66 reviews)

  • "Flexible working hours, state of the art research(in 52 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Career progression can be difficult(in 35 reviews)

  • "long hours but at least the are highly paid(in 31 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      PhD Researcher

      May 12, 2021 - PhD Researcher in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing place to work and network with a range of very talented people

      Cons

      Sometimes, depending on department and research group, funding is not enough for the projects set.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great University

      May 11, 2021 - PhD Student 
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      Pros

      Resources, research environment, lots of societies

      Cons

      PhD stipend is quite low

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Lots to learn

      May 11, 2021 - Student 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fast pace of work and industry leading research

      Cons

      Impostor syndrome and workload stress; you have to manage your mental health well.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great university to work for

      May 11, 2021 - Programmer Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      High salary rate in comparison to other UK universities

      Cons

      Competitive, beau acratic at times but overall okay

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      May 11, 2021 - PDRA 
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      Pros

      Good place to work and flexible

      Cons

      None it's great I like it

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      International, inclusive and innovative environment with

      May 10, 2021 - PhD Research Student in London, England, England
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      Pros

      International, inclusive, highly innovative, high-level, networking opportunities

      Cons

      Little collaboration and communication between PhD students

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Fantastic Employer

      May 10, 2021 - Graduate Management Trainee in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Very supportive and interesting people. Good benefits.

      Cons

      No cons to report so far.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great

      May 10, 2021 - Research Fellow in London, England, England
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      Pros

      This company is great for anyone

      Cons

      This company does not have any cons

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      great

      May 9, 2021 - English Teacher in London, England, England
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      Pros

      lovely had fun money good school kids

      Cons

      nothing time pay educate yes i liked it

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      A great place to do a postodc

      May 9, 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Quality of research, independence, collaborations, impact, opportunities for personal and career development

      Cons

      Uncertainty due to fixed term contract, experience dealing with admin, pay and purchasing depends strongly on the department

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