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London Business School Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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London Business School Dean Professor Andrew Likierman
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Pros
  • The staff and student body are very diverse which makes for a very enriching working environment (in 5 reviews)

  • Its a great place to work, leading resources, free gym, everyone is very nice and chilled (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Extremely high staff turnover as good people often quickly leave (in 4 reviews)

  • Senior Management don't really care about progressing you as such, and make no attempt to build relationships (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at London Business School full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working environment, nice colleagues

    Cons

    Compensation is very low for the work required.


  2. "Research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in London, Conecuh, AL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in London, Conecuh, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at London Business School (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Prestigious. Smart and creative professors.

    Cons

    Low contact with the professors

  3. "Pleasant general work environment"

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

    I worked at London Business School full-time

    Pros

    Great location and incredibly reputable organization that increasingly puts an effort into creating a pleasant working environment. Good overall community, great benefits and educational opportunities. The school's leadership is very capable, particularly the Dean. Good working hours and many options for growth and career progression.

    Cons

    Some areas have a very high turnover. Salary is generally below market average, with limited room for negotiation.

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain good employees and limit high turnover.


  4. "PhD Student"

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

    I have been working at London Business School full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere; lots of resources for research

    Cons

    I am happy with everything


  5. "Lead Programme Manager"

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    Former Employee - Lead Programmer Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Lead Programmer Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at London Business School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, great social scene and good benefits (especially the pension)

    Cons

    Play hard, work extremely hard! Poor work/life balance and lack of recognition for extra effort (or just normal effort!)

    Advice to Management

    Champion the people who make it happen, and treat people as people, not numbers (like HR!)


  6. "Best PhD Programme in Europe"

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

    I have been working at London Business School full-time

    Pros

    Outstanding faculty, generous PhD Student Budget

    Cons

    In case of the need to extend your studies to the 6th year, you should sort out your own funding


  7. "Join us!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at London Business School full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place. Actually live by stated values. At the start of another period of growth

    Cons

    Decision making can be slow

  8. "Get experience...but wouldn't recommend for anything else"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in London, England (UK)
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at London Business School full-time

    Pros

    International exposure due to it being global
    Steep learning curve in terms of stakeholder management
    Access to free events/student groups
    Work/life balance
    Lovely park near by and highstreet
    Good reputation globally
    Super talented students

    Cons

    A lot of red tape
    Very hierarchical and old school in this sense
    Slow to change and overall lacking in organisation leading to inefficiency
    Generally few opportunities for progression
    Elitist environment
    Poor salary (a part from senior leadership and faculty)
    Administration staff members treated as second class compared to the Faculty staff
    Very old technology - meaning a lot of time is spent in mundane admin that up to date technology would solve
    Practices don't match up to the values

    Advice to Management

    Please practice what so many of the Faculty teach about to the world


  9. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment, right balance between work and life

    Cons

    I cant think of any cons


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Career Services"

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

    I worked at London Business School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Its a great place to work, leading resources, free gym, everyone is very nice and chilled

    Cons

    Senior Management don't really care about progressing you as such, and make no attempt to build relationships. Due to the terrible managing of staff, loads of great staff have left.


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