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Imperial College London President & Rector Sir Keith O’Nions
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    Relatively happy, easy-going and interesting workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great location (South Kensington) with beautiful surroundings (Hyde Park, Royal Albert Hall, museums, etc); prestigious reputation; public sector benefits (good pension, sick pay, extra leave on top of your annual leave when college is closed for Easter, Christmas, etc); relatively stable job market (security); access to library, student catering outlets and the gym/swimming pool; fairly easy-going office culture; good training opportunities; good support for those with long-term health issues and/or disabilities; highest salary (for my role) compared to other London universities.

    Cons

    The College can be a little old fashioned and stuck in its ways at times. No opportunity for flexible working in my (student-facing) department. Some of the buildings/facilities are stuck in the 1960s (particularly administrative departments). No air conditioning in my building (which is a furnace in the summer!) Once you've reached the highest pay level within your role you are more or less stuck on that salary forever, unless you leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There tends to be a 'one rule for one person, one rule for another' climate at times. In my opinion a good manager should follow the rules they set their employees themselves. So if no one else can leave work early, neither should they! 'Do as I say, don't do as I do' should be eliminated in order to be fair to all staff, whatever their level.

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Imperial College London Interviews

Updated May 16, 2014
Updated May 16, 2014

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Imperial College London in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    The key point is to build up your real interest in the position, do the research on the position and project itself.

    Regular online application.
    Interview notice after two weeks.
    Two weeks interview preparation time.

    20mins presentation on my own work.
    5-10 mins presentation on how do I think I fit the position.

    I made this job offer because of the second well-prepared presentation.

    Interview Questions
    • Most of questions were based on the nature of the research work.

      Any experience of team-work.
      Availability.
      Visa.
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. My first ever job offer, I have been more than grateful.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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Website www.imperial.ac.uk
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1907
Type College/University
Industry Education
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

You don't need a Time Machine to get into Imperial College London, just some good grades and the desire for an education. The former school of author H.G. Wells offers undergraduate and postgraduate education to some 13,000 students at its campuses in London, Kent, Berks, and Middlesex. The school is known for its science and technology, but it also offers courses in agriculture, business, the humanities, and medicine. The departments are organized into four main faculties: engineering, natural sciences, medicine, and the Tanaka Business School and Humanities, named after... More

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