Imperial College London Employee Reviews about "flexible working hours"

Updated 15 Nov 2020

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  1. "Imperial College"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Research Associate in London, England

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working, collaborative culture, friendly people

    Cons

    Technically intense, no clear career progression path

  2. "Summer Vacation Jobs at Imperial College"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Front of House Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well paid, flexible working, youthful team - great for students or new grads.

    Cons

    Higher management can be hard to work with.


  3. "Imperial gives good support to employees"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time

    Pros

    - Flexible working environment - Great location - Clear communication and support structure

    Cons

    - Can take time to process requests through HR (sometimes fast, sometimes very slow) - Not always a diverse and inclusive space

  4. "Undergraduate research student department of aeronautics"

    5.0
    Former Employee - UROP Student in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, real responsibility and rewarding tasks

    Cons

    Downsides include large quantity of work

  5. "Unfortunate waste of talents"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Phd Student Researcher in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible working; very good reputation and highly "bankable" experience in the future

    Cons

    A highly embedded culture of protecting/putting under the rug bad management and staff interactions. highly competitive; lacks team-spirit and support of personal development opportunities. Supposedly trying to address these issues at the top level, let's see how it goes. Fingers crossed things will indeed change, there is so much wasted intellectual and collective talents there!

  6. "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.

  7. "All salaries are posted online"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Research Associate 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

    Flexible working hours, state of the art research

    Cons

    No perks, health insurance poor

  8. "Postdoc @ imperial college"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate 

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Hour flexible working with smart people

    Cons

    No life-work boundary Supervisor has too much power

  9. "Tough on Students but Take Care of Staff"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - UROP Student in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, standard base academic pay for low experience positions, great pay and lifestyle for other staff and academic positions, not to mention to work on or support absolutely cutting edge research. Good culture for staff but definitely not always for students.

    Cons

    Cons are mostly about student well being, less of a focus on teaching and more on research might be a con for some. Any salary/pensions cons tend to be because of nation wide factors coming from government policy and academia standards.

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  10. "OK, very competitive environment, no career progression, poor annual leave and pension"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Fellow 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imperial College London part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working money off at the V&A cafe and shop Handy for Hyde Park and museums

    Cons

    Hierarchical and old fashioned - got to sit and wait your turn to be promoted Pretty exploitative package for teaching fellows - essentially doing lecturing job (UG and PG teaching and doing research) but not on an academic contract, no USS pension and only 25 days leave. Everywhere in H.E is 30 or (usually) 35 days leave with USS or teachers pension with an academic contract. Teaching fellows are cheap backdoor lecturers, and there seem to be more and more places offering this cheap, cut down version of the lecturer job.

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