Imperial College London Reviews

Updated 8 Jul 2020

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Imperial College London President Prof. Alice Gast
Prof. Alice Gast
206 Ratings
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  • "Some bureaucracy with expenses and we perhaps not enough career progression feedback(in 32 reviews)

  • "long hours, the supervisor is a bit unstable(in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Good research environment"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in London, England

    I worked at Imperial College London full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lot's of very clever people, prime location

    Cons

    A lot of the time you have to work by yourself, but that's the problem of research in general

  2. "PhD student"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good research environment, friendly students.

    Cons

    Low pay for hours worked.

  3. "World leading research"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stimulating environment to engage in research. State of the art facilities. Flexible working.

    Cons

    Split sites make it difficult for conducting teaching and supervision/research.

  4. "-"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Student in London, England

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time

    Pros

    There are plenty of networking opportunities.

    Cons

    The campus atmosphere is sometimes lacking.

  5. "top research"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stimulating environment, loads of opportunities for great research

    Cons

    sometimes it can feel a little bit overwhelming but that is because of the high quality of the peers you are surrounded by! So it is not a bad thing really

  6. "Student experience"

    4.0
    Current Employee - MSci Student in London, England

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time

    Pros

    Great university, get to work closely with scientists from ICL and NHM

    Cons

    Can be disorganised when there are changes to schedules

  7. "Contract specialist"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in London, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Imperial College London full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are good benefits and generous holidays

    Cons

    If your office is based at Hammersmith campus not a great place to work (old building, no services if compared to South Kensington). Micro management.

  8. "Great experience"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Imperial College London part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great experience teaching undergraduate students. Good organisation from department.

    Cons

    There was no initial training.

  9. "pockets of excellence"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Deputy Managing Director in London, England

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time

    Pros

    access to the best academic networks, world leading research, strong enterprise network, academic entrepreneurship, good funding

    Cons

    those of a large institution in the public sector

  10. "Fantastic place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Technician in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good remuneration package and exciting projects to take part

    Cons

    you have to be self-motivated to keep top of your skills

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