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King's College London Reviews

Updated July 16, 2017
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King's College London President PROFESSOR EDWARD BYRNE AC
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Pros
  • Flexible working hours, regular peer supervision, training and skills development opportunities offered (in 9 reviews)

  • Good facilities, great location to work in (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Student Staff member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I worked at King's College London part-time

    Pros

    Best job for a student, the university pays London Living wage and they understand needing time off to study/go on holiday/etc.

    Cons

    Room to grow but salaries run low


  2. "Supportive environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at King's College London part-time

    Pros

    Supportive working environment with good flexibility

    Cons

    Commuting into London city is time consuming everyday!

  3. "A London Teaching Hospital"

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    Former Employee - Registered Children's Nurse in Temple, TX
    Former Employee - Registered Children's Nurse in Temple, TX
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at King's College London (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for education and advancement.

    Cons

    More support from the Management. No salary increase.

    Advice to Management

    Have more understanding and compassion to the hardworking nurses.


  4. "Mostly Ups"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    World-leading academic staff, and excellent students.

    Cons

    Heavy-handed management with more business acumen than academic.


  5. "IT Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at King's College London full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Trusted to manage own time, workload and scope of work.
    Informal culture. Senior management are visible and friendly.
    Many systems and technologies to support - there is room to expand your experience.
    Great deal of dedication, good will and professionalism shown by most staff.

    Cons

    Lip service paid to career development. A job not a career.
    Many systems and technologies to support - there is little time to develop in-depth experience.


  6. "Current state of being at King's"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at King's College London full-time

    Pros

    Lots of change going on
    Great location and well-known/viewed university
    Some great colleagues

    Cons

    Pay doesn't shift
    Job opportunities and development non-existent
    Internal communication not great

    Advice to Management

    Spend less on the estate and more on getting and keeping the best people to look after your students and research community


  7. "Great place to develop core skills"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at King's College London full-time

    Pros

    Supportive environment to develop key skills

    Cons

    Finance department is slow!

  8. "Friendly team, old fashioned department heads (mainly male) felt like an old boys club"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working with people who care about making changes. Flexible.

    Cons

    Old fashioned academic environment. I worked in the IoPPN but a lot of my colleagues were, ironically, forced to take time off work with stress or had very little support from management.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more women at a higher level and take an interest in your team. Often felt like we were disposable


  9. "Good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is very good and respected by your managers. Very good annual leave allowance and opportunities to take professional development courses and training. Friendly and relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Very difficult to progress, and no reward system based on merit. Salaries are low compared to the sector. Staff can feel overworked in their roles due to high staff turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management would be to create more opportunities for staff to progress, and reward staff for good work to keep morale high. Allocate resources more appropriately to ensure staff feel supported and are not over worked.


  10. "Salary"

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    Former Employee - Senior Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The University has a great reputation and the pay is good. Staff are also very friendly.

    Cons

    Lots of deadlines and a high pressure environment. Some departments are not near the tube.


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