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London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Reviews

Updated January 5, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work but has some cons"

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

    I worked at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine full-time

    Pros

    Working hours, annual leave, flexible/WFH, people.

    Cons

    Some parts under resourced so you can be spread too thin, taking on too much.

    Late in adopting new software and tech.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe raise salary and hire fewer yet high quality staff?


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great working environment"

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    Current Employee - Academic Tutor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Academic Tutor in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good support for graduate students wishing to contribute to teaching, either distance learning or face-to-face teaching for master level programmes.
    Advanced online teaching tools.

    Cons

    Some delays in payments for part-time work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep track of part-time employees' records to avoid duplication of efforts and streamline invoicing.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "PA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opps to develop. Much needed change is being implemented

    Cons

    Change is a little slow mainly due to stakeholders in key positions


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, lack of acceptable managerial support and mentorship"

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    Former Employee - Research Fellow in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people that I've worked with were great individuals and some of the best in my field. Great place to make connections for your career.

    Cons

    Lack of administrative support in the department as well as in the School as a whole. Lack of proper managerial support as well as mentorship for early career researchers.

    Advice to Management

    Please ensure managers actually have the experience needed to manage their team. Hiring should be done so appropriately otherwise the team suffers.


  5. "Working at London School"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice place to work and build your career. Lovely people and flexible working hours

    Cons

    No bad feelings at all


  6. "Hard working environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great feeling of being involved in a team. Good holiday entitlement and pension scheme. Everyone was friendly, I've maintained friendships outside of the job.

    Cons

    In the CTU where I worked working hours were not so flexible. If you agree to work from 8.30 am you need to be in at that time every working day.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to show your employees avenues for career progression. Encourage ambition. This will help employees feel more valued.


  7. "Great for academic staff, not so much for others"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is probably a great place to work in an academic or research focused role, but a bit less so if you are professional support staff. Pay is fairly good and so is holiday allowance. Staff can attend lots of subject talks if interested and can access discounted studies at LSHTM.

    Cons

    A huge number of staff (including myself) are employed in short term contracts so job security / stability is not great. Internal communication is not great and decision-making is not always especially transparent. There is a huge culture divide between academic and professional support staff, and relations can be strained.

    Advice to Management

    Whilst it's great to work for a meaningful, socially useful employer a lot of this is driven by the work of individuals.
    A big culture change is needed around valuing the contribution and professional qualifications of support staff.

  8. "Research Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine full-time

    Pros

    Highly motivated people, very good work culture, and excellent team. If you are thinking about an academic position in public health in London, this is the place to be.

    Cons

    This is not so much a comment on the work and the place but on academia in general. The work is rewarding but the process is a long, slow, and tiring process.


  9. "Media officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic workplace, very encouraging and welcoming,

    Cons

    I can't fault the School.


  10. "Very conservative - upper-class kids sand box"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, international, very well connected, highly visible and well respected in the field. Some employees are very knowledgeable, dedicated, and fairminded

    Cons

    Institutionally racist, nepotistic, and envy ridden. An enclave of privilege, with a left-wing attitude that hides the rather conservative nature of the institution.
    Too much politics hinders good work and motivation. Scientific excellence is not a priority, and pursuing it may lead to marginalization. Promotion is piloted by selectively allowing or preventing participation in high-impact studies. Several people get senior academic appointments because of their connections, and are not trained to manage anybody.

    Advice to Management

    Get real, and give people what they deserve based on their real contribution to the school activities.


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