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Imperial College London Reviews

Updated 20 September 2018
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  • "Still some work to do to improve work/life balance" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Very slow career progression, low salary relatively to working hours" (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment with friendly employees

    Cons

    Not really any cons to be honest


  2. "Excellent place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time

    Pros

    You meet bright people, specially if you're a PhD student/post-doc
    Access to top-notch equipment and facilities

    Cons

    Everybody is too immersed on their daily duties and there is a lack of social activities, when compared to UCL for instance

    Advice to Management

    Bureucracy is a big part of our daily lives. Management should try to simplify things to the most basic level, so that we do not have to spend several hours of the week filling in forms

  3. "Brilliant"

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

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A fantastic place to work, great colleagues, great students, great support staff, brilliant leadership, beautiful campus, one of best universities in the world

    Cons

    There are now downsides that immediately spring to mind, and after quite a bit of thought and reflection it is very difficult to say that there are any cons to being part of imperial college london

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing Imperial Iain doubt an exhilarating place to be part of a brilliant journey in pushing the boundaries of knowledge and driving it further than anyone expected it could go


  4. "great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Imperial College London (More than a year)

    Pros

    best place to work in

    Cons

    people work too hard not enough social


  5. "Excellent university"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time

    Pros

    Challenging place to work
    Opportunity to work and collaborate with brilliant people
    Students generally very engaged

    Cons

    High-pressure, intense place
    Working above and beyond what’s required is the norm


  6. "Research Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imperial College London full-time

    Pros

    Good facilities and resources; supportive HR

    Cons

    As with all academic roles difficult to obtain permanence or security


  7. "Temporary Research Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imperial College London full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and Great research environment with challenging research opportunities.

    Cons

    Heavy research pressure with lots of stress.

  8. "A stimulating place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time

    Pros

    -a stimulating research environment
    -great colleagues
    -high calibre of students

    Cons

    -resources and remuneration could be improved relate to key international competitors (especially in the US)


  9. "POSTDOC"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    IT'S Imperial! and its in London, as long as you don't end up in far away campuses

    Cons

    can't find any - maybe people a bit competitive


  10. "Job at Imperial college London"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in South Kensington, England
    Former Employee - Research Associate in South Kensington, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Imperial College London (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge research and culture

    Cons

    No progress, no funding for researcher only for permanent staff.

    Advice to Management

    Need more career opportunity to become permanent.


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