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University College London Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
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3.9 50 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

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Michael Arthur

(3 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • It has a relaxed environment with flexible working hours and sociable co workers (in 5 reviews)

  • Very flexible, good work life balance, interesting job (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • There is little opportunity for career advancement and senior management was less than helpful in terms of career advice and guidance (in 2 reviews)

  • Very old style pay scheme and promotion system; Can be isolated from the faculty level; Staying too long in the lab (in 2 reviews)

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    Fantastic - truly a global institution

    Research Engineer (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsCentral London location on Bloomsbury surrounded by great food! A relaxed attitude of excellence which is unique to this place.

    ConsIts very much up to you what you get out of the doctorate programme. No one will push you or stop you - so work hard and pace yourself its a marathon.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeadreship keep up the good work but get rid of dead wood. There are definitely academics with strong reputations and records of excellence but those that don't cut it should be addressed and put on improvement programmes to ensure they progress or leave. All academics should turn up to departmental seminars where students and post docs present - they need input from their peers and mentors - thats a basic standard that should be upheld without excuses in all educational institutions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Postdoc at UCL

    Postdoctoral Researcher (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGood salary, many opportunities for personal and professional growth

    ConsIf you have a problem, you might need to talk to several different persons

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove communication between the single departments and the general office

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    excellent

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proslondons metropolitan university; emphasis on modern subjects (e.g. biology)

    Consconsiderable grant overheads; complicated administration

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    Best place to be a research assistant

    Casual Research Assistant (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsFlexibility, best sources of information, updated library, inspirational staff

    Consthe payroll system is outdated, access cards too restrictive

    Advice to Senior Managementperhaps try to empower more the entry-level staff

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    interesting

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFabulous setting in the heart of London

    ConsNegative management who simply do not want to listen to their junior staff who have a wealth of experience

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to what your staff are telling you especially if the Management have been therefore less than 5 minutes

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good work life balance

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery flexible, good work life balance, interesting job

    ConsCan be very slow and bureaucratic, particularly its HR

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    studying

    PhD Student (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Prosfreedom, good researchers, good work/life balance and flexible hours

    Consresearch facilities may be limited due to space limitation n funding (depending on subjects of study)

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    Stimulating, supportive and intellectually-driven work environment

    Teaching Fellow (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat urban location, prestigious institution, talented student contingent

    Conslack of abundant facilities in some cases, slightly low salary for prestige and flagship university status

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Research Assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery friendly environment, surrounded by leading experts

    ConsSometimes you feel you are on your own

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    gd team to work in

    Network Engineer (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Prosexcellent people and great environment

    Conspeople have no ambition to drive the business

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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