University College London
3.8 of 5 45 reviews
www.ucl.ac.uk London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

University College London Reviews

Updated Apr 01, 2014
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3.8 45 reviews

                             

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Michael Arthur

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84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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interesting

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University College London

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)

I worked at University College London full-time

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

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London, England (UK)

I have been working at University College London full-time for more than 3 years

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)

I worked at University College London full-time for more than 3 years

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

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I worked at University College London

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)

I have been working at University College London full-time for more than 5 years

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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World-class research in a world city

Principal Research Associate (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at University College London full-time for more than 3 years

ProsAutonomy, respect, career progression, amiable expert colleagues, and a culture built on enlightenment, equality, and independence from government and religion.

ConsLondon is an expensive place to live: all these opportunities don't come for free. Space is limited, so quite a few researchers work in densely-packed open-plan rooms.

Advice to Senior ManagementBring the facilities up to modern standards - invest in the infrastructure of the university

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

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Great for undergrad, not as much for PhD

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at University College London

ProsGreat MEng (Master of Engineering) and MSc programmes in Engineering. Multicultural environment, good ranking position (if still relatively unknown internationally compared to London/UK peers), excellent location, diverse student body (subject type, background)

ConsStill finding its feet with regards to its PhD programmes in Engineering. Publishing record in top journals still relatively poor compared to other universities, other pure science depts (biochemistry, chemistry, etc) in the university

Advice to Senior ManagementGear towards/push publishing earlier on in the PhD process

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

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Very satisfied

Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (F6) (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at University College London part-time for less than a year

ProsIt is quite an international university. Here we can make friends across the world and they are all friendly. The facilities are nice, and the teachers are great. There are also many career-related events for the students to better prepare for their future.

ConsAt the centre of London, the campus is relatively small. Actually there is no campus at all - buildings span in different areas.

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

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The opportunities are there, you just need to seek them out

Research Associate (Current Employee)

I have been working at University College London full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood reputation, wealth of research labs/groups, ample skills development courses/public interest lectures/support resources, stimulating colleagues

ConsFeels like there's a lack of cohesion to a degree of apathy within divisions/departments, no structured career development, lack of professionalism, seems to be increasingly more about running a business rather than being an institution of learning.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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