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Imperial College London Reviews

Updated 17 April 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 12 reviews)

  • Very slow career progression, low salary relatively to working hours (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Very good environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good resources and friendly people

    Cons

    good place and no particularly cons


  2. "Great Chemistry PhD"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England
    Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to wide range of equipment and experts, including a great personal development team

    Cons

    Lack of space for research due to being in the centre of London

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Research Associate in London, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Imperial College London full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting people from all the fields, good position, good salary.

    Cons

    I cannot think about anything.


  4. "A top university"

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

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

    Pros

    Cutting-edge research
    More than 40% international students
    Very supportive towards its members

    Cons

    I can't think of any


  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time

    Pros

    Good environment, highly skilled academics

    Cons

    Salary is a bit low

    Advice to Management

    Hope it gets better


  6. "Excellent facilities, cutting-edge research"

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

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great research opportunities
    Excellent industry connections

    Cons

    Less pay than industry
    Limited opportunity to progress


  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

    Great benefits, working hours and general working environment.

    Cons

    No clear career progression and promotion possibilities.

  8. "Researcher"

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

    I have been working at Imperial College London part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good location, good work-life balance, good team members.
    Learn a lot via working with researchers and students, really exciting.

    Cons

    Salary and pension benefits are limited, same across the UK universities.


  9. "Excellent employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working, great pension, supportive team

    Cons

    lots of politics which can make work difficult


  10. "Top place to do academic research in the UK"

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

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time

    Pros

    Great university, brilliant students, excellent staff, top opportunity for doing research in one of the most vibrant cities in the world

    Cons

    The salaries have unfortunately not increased (if at all) at the same rate as the cost of living in London in the last 10+ years.


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