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LSE Reviews

Updated 28 February 2015
Updated 28 February 2015
52 Reviews
4.2
52 Reviews
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Judith Rees
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance and pleasant environment (in 3 reviews)

  • organised several events such as talk shows with guest speakers, exam workshops,career events and alumni & networking events (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • I only worked part time so didn't spend enough time to have any significant grievances (in 2 reviews)

  • Teaching load often too high to make much research happen during term time (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work while studying - very convenient location in the middle of london and gives good hourly pay rates.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE

    Pros

    Great place to work while studying - very convenient location in the middle of london and gives good hourly pay rates.

    Cons

    Work can be quite mundane and repetitive. Expensive to work and live in London and do not give enough time off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good comapny

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE

    Pros

    good company, like their staff

    Cons

    not much, they are good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advise really

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Well paid Research Assistant job

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in London, England

    I worked at LSE part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible, well paid, well-located, interesting. I would recommend it to students who want to earn some extra money, put something in their CV and learn about the subject the research is about. You can work from home.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work is tedious, there is no office to work in, they pay the month after the work has been done.

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    Great training but a lot of bureaucracy

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at LSE as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting place to work. A lot of events for staff and training in languages and sports offered at a reduced price. A small, centered university, so easy to meet a lot of people

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy. Low pay for a lot of work. It is very hard to get promoted within the company as they have a high employee retention. A lot of office politics.

  6.  

    "Short Term Work"

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    Former Employee - Researcher in London, England
    Former Employee - Researcher in London, England

    I worked at LSE (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, good pay, interesting work, good training provided,

    Cons

    Set maximum amount of hours to complete work, work load completion time exceeded amount payable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    N/A

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating
    Access to expertise
    Fun and informal

    Cons

    Slow administration
    IT facilities problems
    Salary varies a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Good job minimal support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn many skills and a good work-life balance

    Cons

    No opportunities for career progression

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Student experience

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    Current Employee - BSc Management Student in London, England
    Current Employee - BSc Management Student in London, England

    I have been working at LSE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    very international, great exposure to companies,

    Cons

    uni focused too much on research, rather than teaching

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus more on teaching

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    LSE is an absolutely amazing university!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSE

    Pros

    The professors are all at the forefront of their academic fields and generally have their own publications. There is a great amount of diversity, which gives it a truly universal feel. I worked for the Student's Union and they are by far the most influential group on campus and are constantly planning events throughout the year. Working for LSE is a great way to complement your studies and is a huge resume booster if you're doing research.

    Cons

    Sometimes the teaching load can be tough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A fantastic place to work.

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    Former Contractor - Analyst/Programmer in London, England
    Former Contractor - Analyst/Programmer in London, England

    I worked at LSE as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The office culture is very supportive, and management knows how to bring out the best of each individual. That removed a lot of stress and made the job very pleasant.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything, except for the break room was too small! Plus, I was on a short-term contract, and it had to end!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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