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University College London Benefits

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Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • Flexible Working  (12 comments)

    “nice pay to part timer and friendly manager, tea break if work for 8 hours in a day. Overall it is nice place to work”

  • Work From Home  (5 comments)

    “It is generally accepted in academia that you can do your work anywhere as long as you get it done. UCL is no exception, but in terms of PhD...”

  • Pension Plan  (3 comments)

    “There has been so much controversy regarding the pension scheme USS, that at some points I simply stopped caring.”

  • 25 Feb 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in London, England

    best: good payment compared with some small firms when you do the part time job, con: lasting period for payment, maybe too long

  • 22 Feb 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in London, England

    Training opportunities and progress academically in your field, assuming you have a supportive manager. Career development courses which you can attend.

  • 21 Feb 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Post Doctoral Research Associate in London, England

    The best is the paternity leave, it is 4 weeks and fully paid

  • 21 Jan 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Visiting Fellowship in London, England

    The best thing which they offer is highly professional and independent work environment. The worst side of my internship is unpaid. London is an expensive city, it is difficult to afford life expenses. They can at least offer a small amount of money.

  • 19 Jan 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in London, England

    Generous public pension scheme and parental leave

  • 13 Jan 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Student in London, England

    It’s great, I have great experience here.

  • 15 Jan 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in London, England

    Great pension scheme & flexible working.

  • 11 Jan 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current WT PhD student in London, England

    For WT PhD student there is no benefits package, but hey - you don't pay taxes either. Stipend increases each year by ~10%.

  • 23 Dec 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Research Associate in London, England

    I am not aware of any benefits available to research staff in any university in the UK, including UCL.

    University College London Response

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  • 13 Oct 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Research Associate in London, England

    The pension and holiday entitlement are the best things (for researchers - may differ across sectors within the university). Holiday entitlement is 27 days per year plus public holidays plus university closure days - a week at Easter, around a week at Christmas and sometimes extra days. The salary may not be the best but the employer pension contribution is 18%. The other benefit is a huge amount of training available, including excellent careers advice.

Benefits Summary

List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • Critical Illness Cover
  • Income Protection
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Health Insurance
  • Tick markDeath in Service (5)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • Tick markPension Plan (13)
  • SIPP
  • Corporate ISA
  • Save as You Earn
  • Share Incentive Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

  • Sick Pay
  • Annual Leave
  • Sabbatical
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Bereavement Leave

Perks & Benefits

  • Tick markBike to Work Scheme (28)
  • Employee Discount
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Gym Membership
  • Car Allowance
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Company Car

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Apprenticeship Programme
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development

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