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Updated February 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Very good work/life balance when working in a professional services department People are generally great (in 9 reviews)

  • Moreover, very flexible working time (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Just a part time student job so cannot really do it full time (in 4 reviews)

  • The only issue is that working on a contract-basis, benefits are limited for non-academic staff of the university (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work with just a few improvements needed"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LSE full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Fantastic brand and values. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Departments work in silos, which is not helped by senior management. More focus on academic development than on professional services development.

    Advice to Management

    Get the balance right between supporting Academics and Professional Services. More direction needed from top in terms of priorities for professional services departments.


  2. "Great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LSE part-time

    Pros

    This is a great place to work because you get to meet a lot of new people every day and collaborate with some of the best and the brightest. I encourage everyone to apply.

    Cons

    Just a part time student job so cannot really do it full time. However, it serves as a good way to gain more experience etc.

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE part-time

    Pros

    Good students, inspirational faculty. Good.

    Cons

    Not well paid and administrative issues


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  5. "Contract research staff"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stimulating working environment, good central location, support services very good, good benefits for families, prestigious institution, lots of help with applying for research funding

    Cons

    Limited support for research staff ( as opposed to faculty members), too many short contracts, relatively low salaries compared to similar institutuons

    Advice to Management

    Improve opportunities for research staff to develop their careers and gain teaching experience.


  6. "Law"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LSE full-time

    Pros

    Great lecture qualities. The structure of the course is very coherent and the buildings are very modern. Lecturers are at the top of their fields.

    Cons

    there could be more contact time between the students and the faculty. There's a great onus to on the students to be more proactive.

    Advice to Management

    More contact time between the students and the faculty. Increase the clarity of lectures for some of the modules.


  7. "student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    one of the top unis in the world

    Cons

    tuition fee is expensive, especially for overseas

    Advice to Management

    keep it going and value undergraduates more


  8. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE full-time

    Pros

    Eye opening, interesting, knowledgeable, happy

    Cons

    Stressful, need to study hard to pass the exam


  9. "Great Employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good working conditions
    Very Flexible and Understanding Managers

    Cons

    The good-hearted attitude means they are sometimes too nice to address inefficiency or laziness of colleagues


  10. "Current employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employee benefits (pension contribution, annual leave entitlement)
    Generous attitude to training and development (if you can make time for it)
    Responsive HR department

    Cons

    Poor career development opportunities
    Very restrictive with regards to pay progression, bonus schemes etc
    Management take little ownership/responsibility for projects and initiatives
    Change is slow

    Advice to Management

    Get the basics right - e.g. turn up to meetings on time, don't spend meetings on your laptops doing other work
    Communicate amongst your peers
    Take responsibility for assigned actions


  11. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good environment to teach in.

    Cons

    Could possibly increase interaction with lecturers.



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