LSE Reviews

Updated 15 September 2014
Updated 15 September 2014
34 Reviews
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34 Reviews
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  1.  

    Academic

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Student in London, England

    I have been working at LSE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Extremely academic/work focussed which pushes you to work hard
    - Amazing reputation for a university

    Cons

    - Can be too academic at some times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Library Assistant  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Library Assistant in London, England

    I have been working at LSE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I work as a Library Assistant and we are paid well compared to the same position in public libraries. My salary started at £24.300 and is now already at £25.400 after less than 2 years.Very good holidays and sickness allowance

    Cons

    No career perspective. Very ripetitive tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should be more positive and try to give good vibes in the office.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    superb

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Representative  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Student Representative in London, England

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

    Pros

    London School of Economics (Student representative,Accounting Dept)-London,UK Oct 2013-July 2014
    initiated and organised several meeting whereby various issues pertaining to student welfare were discussed with professors and appropriate actions were taken
    organised several events such as talk shows with guest speakers, exam workshops,career events and alumni & networking events

    Cons

    could improve on training as well as assistance provided to students
    Nevertheless,the opportunities provided really helped me grow as an individual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    could improve on training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Good place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in London, England

    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
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    Good working conditions

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Officer  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Research Officer in London, England

    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
  8.  

    Excellent and exciting place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    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

  10.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Guest Teacher  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Guest Teacher in London, England

    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
  11.  

    Great reputation - unorganized career services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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