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Updated September 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Very understanding of work-life balance; always helping to arrange work around studies, using a weekly sign-up system to organise shifts (in 12 reviews)

  • flexible working hours (can take as much time off as you wish) (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Just a part time student job so cannot really do it full time (in 5 reviews)

  • Academic staff are 'looked after' Professional Services staff within academic departments are not (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE part-time

    Pros

    Flexible Worktime is possible at LSE.

    Cons

    I have no specific cons.

    Advice to Management

    I have no specific advice.


  2. "Amazing research experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I had an amazing time learning from some of the best social science researchers in the world. I learned a tremendous amount about how to produce and critically assess high quality research.

    Cons

    I had a great experience at LSE Health, but a lot probably depends on the research center that you are affiliated with. LSE Health was efficient, open, and an overall great place to work. However, I can't speak for other LSE research centers.

    Advice to Management

    I think more could be done to create a more cohesive community. As a low level researcher working primarily on my own, I didn't get to know a lot of my colleagues.

  3. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSE (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, and a great chance to work with brilliant minds.

    Cons

    Work terms are shorter than desired.


  4. "Research Centre"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSE part-time

    Pros

    I worked in a research centre at LSE and greatly enjoyed my time there. The staff is passionate and dedicated about their research. The schools is in a beautiful location and the centre is always up to date with the best technology.

    Cons

    Being in the centre of the city of London, transportation can get expensive. Additionally, pubs and restaurants surrounding the area are also very pricey.


  5. "Student"

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

    I have been working at LSE full-time

    Pros

    Good teacher and excellent environment

    Cons

    A little small but comfortable


  6. "Careers"

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

    I have been working at LSE full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic work environment and culture.
    Very flexible working
    Excellent benefits, particularly annual leave and pension

    Cons

    Organisational changes can sometimes be slow


  7. "Good short-term experience"

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

    I worked at LSE part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great faculty and colleagues. Interactions with world-class scholars

    Cons

    Competitive environment and high turnover

  8. "Well paid and good comms"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE part-time

    Pros

    Great people, well paid usually and some training advantages.

    Cons

    Not that much opportunity to progress.


  9. "World-class academics; poor culture, awful support staff"

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    Current Employee - Academic in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Academic in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at LSE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many excellent academic staff.

    Cons

    Excessively bureaucratic and process-driven. Incompetent, apathetic, and highly disorganised HR staff. Unfortunately, some find every opportunity to blame students for their own errors and lack of judgment. It's little wonder why the institution is so notorious for low student satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some of the institution's vast riches on recruiting knowledgeable professional staff who actually care about their work (and student welfare). Failure to do so will only further impact on Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) results.


  10. "mediocre"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at LSE full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    a very professionally organized university

    Cons

    very unpleasant environment among some colleagues


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