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Updated March 7, 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. "student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  2. "Student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  3. "Great experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very supportive environment, collegiate atmosphere

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of


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  5. "Could be better and more fair"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LSE full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, not bad conditions, good company policies, good environment.

    Cons

    Discrimination still an issue, bad management, increase of inequality, there is favoritism practices from management, they are not following the recruitment procedures in order to meet equality, sometimes the position are already decided previous the recruitment process take place.

    Advice to Management

    Belief in LSE polices and apply them. School policies are not just a tick-box to fill in.


  6. "Great Employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  7. "Current employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  8. "Good Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSE part-time

    Pros

    Really friendly environment and good support.

    Cons

    None in my opinion to be honest.


  9. "Teaching Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


  10. "GTA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE part-time

    Pros

    Friendly working environment, flexible working hours as GTA. Lots of support and training workshops

    Cons

    Slightly lower hourly rate compared with US universities.


  11. "LSE review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE full-time

    Pros

    Location (Financial centre), Teaching, Societies, Careers service, Reputation

    Cons

    Cost of living (i.e accommodation) is expensive.



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