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Updated April 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Very good work/life balance when working in a professional services department People are generally great (in 10 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. "LSE Support 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
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Invest heavily in people, great holiday package and job security

    Cons

    A big divide between academic and support staff. A lot of lifers who are there for the paycheck.


  2. "Research employee review"

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    Current Employee - Research Officer
    Current Employee - Research Officer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Brilliant, stimulating work. Awesome people who are driven.

    Cons

    Unresponsive HR communication. Contract renewal also needed a lot of hoops documents.


  3. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE part-time

    Pros

    Reasonably good pay for the work done. Good student feedback process which facilitates improvement. Great place to start a teaching career.

    Cons

    Could do with a little bit more training. Having no prior experience certainly makes the first few weeks of term challenging. Sometimes a little out of the loop regarding assessment structure etc.


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  5. "IMT"

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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
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun place to work;
    Very attractive pay package

    Cons

    Hierarchical structure makes change and improvement very slow.


  6. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Officer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Officer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Excellent reputation globally. My manager was very understanding when I needed time to work flexibly and remotely.

    Cons

    Didn't get an office - stuck in a noisy open area.


  7. "Graduate Student at LSE"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reputation Culture Faculty InfrastructurePlacementsCoursework

    Cons

    Work and life balance
    Examination Systems
    Fee Structure


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

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    • 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.


  9. "Great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • 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


  10. "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.


  11. "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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