LSE Reviews

Updated 23 July 2014
Updated 23 July 2014
31 Reviews

4.0
31 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good place

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at LSE part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Knowledgeable and nice staff, good and flexible hours

    Cons

    Non really. A good part-time job in the summer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Highly competitive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSE

    Pros

    Great connections to established companies and the smartest people.

    Cons

    Competitive culture and lack of feed back given.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good working conditions

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    Current Employee - Research Officer  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Officer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at LSE as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance is good
    Flexibility: can work from home
    Nice, helpful, clever people
    Stimulating environment

    Cons

    Money-could earn much more in private sector
    People are sometimes too pushy re. career progression i.e. not everybody wants to climb the ladder

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent and exciting place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE

    Pros

    Dynamic, exciting. Excellent students and staff.

    Cons

    Overemphasis on research at the expense of teaching.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Teaching Fellowship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE

    Pros

    Good way to support you through a PhD

    Cons

    Teaching experience not highly valued on the market

  7.  

    Great students and location, but academic staff disinterested in anything beyond their narrow purview

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    Current Employee - Guest Teacher  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Guest Teacher in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at LSE as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great students, central London location, renowned reputation. Opportunity to play a role in major public and policy debates. Focus on research

    Cons

    Apathy of tenured staff toward anyone non-tenured, salaries too law for location, poor communication between departments, not enough career support for early-career staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great reputation - unorganized career services

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE

    Pros

    Best academic environment with excellent professors
    Excellent facilities
    In the center of London
    Huge Brand name in UK and globally

    Cons

    Not so organised in terms of career services
    The alumni is not so well connected with the university
    LSE should organise more events with firms, each department should do it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    support students with the advice and network of the alumni. The teaching is perfect

  9.  

    good

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    Current Employee - IT Services  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Services in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at LSE part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good job, i enjoy working here

    Cons

    there are no cons in it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fascinating

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

    I have been working at LSE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work with the brightest minds

    Cons

    Can often be mentally draining

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fantastic experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at LSE part-time

    Pros

    - Enthusiastic helpful people (students, professors and fellow TAs)
    - Good training sessions before the job starts
    - Challenging environment

    Cons

    - Can get a bit hectic. When juggling course work as a student and teaching, it can get extremely overwhelming at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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