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Updated June 22, 2017
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Judith Rees
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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 7 reviews)

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

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

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  1. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "Londoner"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Master
    Current Employee - Master
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    higer reputation and well facilities and most professionals are well teaching and have good knowledge about finance and this is the best place to see how finance is run in London

    Cons

    Hard coursework, most courseworks are based on case studies and this is a good opportunities to learn more but hard

    Advice to Management

    Many societies you can join and talk with others. Most students are friendly and good time to see and talk


  5. "Fantastic place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Officer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Officer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High talented colleagues, sufficient support, art-of-the-state facilities and productive work teams

    Cons

    Short of staff in certain administrative divisions

    Advice to Management

    Hiring more administrative staff to improve the capacity and efficiency of support provided to students and academic staff.


  6. "Great"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Services in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Services in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and a good environment to work in.

    Cons

    Long hours and no worklife balance

    Advice to Management

    they need to implement more training schemes.


  7. "Fantastic experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LSE part-time

    Pros

    - Enthusiastic helpful people (students, professors and fellow TAs)
    - Good training sessions before the job starts
    - Challenging environment

    Cons

    - Can get a bit hectic. When juggling course work as a student and teaching, it can get extremely overwhelming at times.

  8. "Fascinating"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student in London, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with the brightest minds

    Cons

    Can often be mentally draining


  9. "good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Services in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Services in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good job, i enjoy working here

    Cons

    there are no cons in it


  10. "Good place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable and nice staff, good and flexible hours

    Cons

    Non really. A good part-time job in the summer


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