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Imperial College London Reviews

Updated 24 Mar 2020

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4.2
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Imperial College London President Prof. Alice Gast
Prof. Alice Gast
199 Ratings
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  • "Possibly lack of career progression opportunties(in 30 reviews)

  • "Long hours and the central London location is expensive(in 28 reviews)

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  1. "World class university with world class research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time

    Pros

    Excellent place to do a PhD in.

    Cons

    Located in London hence can be very expensive

    Imperial College London2018-11-06
  2. "Great place to work, but some managers will ruin it"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of perks and exciting opportunities

    Cons

    While there has been some surface effort to curb bullying by management, there are still instances. HR can't do much as staff are scared of repercussions to their careers if they formally report.

    Imperial College London2020-03-20
  3. "Chemical Engineering Student"

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    Current Employee - Student 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Steep learning curve - Ability to handle pressure - Variety of courses studied

    Cons

    - Long hours - Intense pressure

    Imperial College London2020-03-20
  4. "Supportive"

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    Current Employee - Research Services Administrator in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Various staff benefits, well paid

    Cons

    High workload, no consistency

    Imperial College London2020-03-19
  5. "Best place to work"

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    Former Employee - Machine Learning Scientist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay. Good connections outside academia.

    Cons

    No cons. Just, it is not campus based university.

    Imperial College London2020-03-15
  6. "Supportive staff"

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    Former Employee - Student in London, England

    I worked at Imperial College London full-time

    Pros

    relaxed environment, helpful, good work-life balance

    Cons

    not enough social events there

    Imperial College London2020-03-24
  7. "Good Academic Atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunities to work with world leading experts

    Cons

    It is always competitive but this is a good thing as well.

    Imperial College London2020-03-09
  8. "Great working experience"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in London, England

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great academic environment and researchers.

    Cons

    The gym is always crowded.

    Imperial College London2020-03-22
  9. "Amazing experience and well paid"

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    Former Employee - Cocktail Waiter in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Imperial College London full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    people you meet and the experience you get

    Cons

    long hours but at least the are highly paid

    Imperial College London2020-03-22
  10. "Definitively recommended"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in London, England
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    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imperial College London full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good equipment in labs. Good communication and cooperation between research teams. Good, central location.

    Cons

    No pay for overtime work, but that is normal in academia.

    Imperial College London2020-03-03
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