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Imperial College London Reviews

Updated 22 January 2018
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Imperial College London President Prof. Alice Gast
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  • Still some work to do to improve work/life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • the career progression is limited (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time

    Pros

    Lots of societies + great location

    Cons

    Lots of work but it's all good


  2. "Good institution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Imperial College London full-time

    Pros

    World renowned university, working with great minds, facilities great, central location

    Cons

    High pressure environment not suited for all, personally found a lack of support

    Advice to Management

    Administration could be a lot better


  3. "Student Job"

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    Current Employee - Student Bar Staff in Kensington, England
    Current Employee - Student Bar Staff in Kensington, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with like-minded students, great atmosphere

    Cons

    Long, late hours, no benefits.


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  5. "PhD Student - EPSRC Bursary for 3.5 years"

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    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher in London, England
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    High standard University.
    Lots of funds to do research and acquire equipment.
    Advantages for visibility to employers.

    Cons

    Low EPSRC bursary (£1350 per month).


  6. "Degree"

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    Former Employee - Aeronautical Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Aeronautical Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not much it is quite bad

    Cons

    Very bad gym, small space

    Advice to Management

    Needs to be better


  7. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating, work with lots of interesting people

    Cons

    Low pay, corporate management practice seeping in to everything


  8. "research engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time

    Pros

    international and welcoming environment. fullfilling experience

    Cons

    not all the departments are good


  9. "work at Imperial"

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

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

    Pros

    good location and excellent environment, museums and hyde park are nearby. The university has good facilities, including working, food and relaxing. People are very nice.

    Cons

    Living nearby is very expensive, and the salary is similar to other universities in central London.


  10. "Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Imperial College London full-time

    Pros

    Lots of intelligent people
    Good Chemical Engineering department

    Cons

    Too much work
    No weekends off


  11. "Nice place to work, difficult to progress"

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

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

    Pros

    Great environment, amazing professors and staff

    Cons

    salary could be higher, difficult to progress


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