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University College London Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Good facilities and work life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Flexible working hours and good holiday entitlement (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • no options for career progression (in 8 reviews)

  • Salary for a postdoc is low for the cost of living in London (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Lovely to work here"

    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
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University College London full-time

    Pros

    Great flexibility, pay, benefits, and job satisfaction

    Cons

    None really - dealing with the odd irate student can be annoying admittedly

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "PhD student"

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

    Pros

    Big university
    Good funding
    Experienced PIs
    A variety of institutes
    Good range of subjects
    Great facilities
    Central location
    Target university for many companies

    Cons

    Sometimes size of university makes information less accessible
    Needs better regulation
    Safety can be an issue
    Location of campus makes surrounding area not affordable for rent
    Gets very busy during term time


  3. "Good communication"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Transition Mentor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Transition Mentor in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University College London part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good communication between management, plenty of opportunities for development, great central location, generous salary, the workload is usually very manageable.

    Cons

    There aren't that many cons, although, the IT system is generally quite poor and every day there seems to another problem. Onsite Cafes can be horrendously expensive for lunch


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  5. "Fascinating institution, poor systems"

    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
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University College London (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    Friendly colleagues and managers

    Cons

    IT systems can be awkward
    Training and development very limited
    No bonus schemes for incentivisation


  6. "research associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England (UK)

    I worked at University College London full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Respected big university. Will look great on your CV, dependent on your research achievements. World leading scientists and friendly relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Overcrowded facilities. HR, pension team and other admin stuff are not responsive and also not very supportive, instead of helping you out with issues they create issues.


  7. "Demonstrator"

    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

    Flexible working time, and a good way to earn some money

    Cons

    Depend on the supervisor and sometimes difficult to handle

    Advice to Management

    Choose different courses for different student


  8. "EXecutive Personal Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Personal Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University College London part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Cosmopolitan place to work

    Cons

    No chance for progression

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities for progression


  9. "Great place for early career researchers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The opportunity to work for/with world class leaders in research. My programme enabled us to attend interesting seminars and workshops as well as student symposia and retreats.

    Cons

    Some departments/labs are in poor conditions due to the lack of funding.. this affects the admin and research side unfortunately

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  10. "ISD assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    very nice coworkers and supervisors
    good hours and remuneration
    good training of technical knowledge
    always asking for feedback on how to improve working environment

    Cons

    job tasks can be very repetitive as it is first-line IT support but can progress well to higher ISD positions


  11. "Good place to work"

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

    I have been working at University College London full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really friendly and supportive staff and academics.
    Good facilities and work life balance

    Cons

    No sense of development or progression for staff


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