Kew Royal Botanic Gardens Reviews

Updated Nov 6, 2021

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4.3
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Pros
  • "It was a beautiful place with lots of green areas and a big opportunity to concentrate in your job, as long as you are in the Seed Bank(in 4 reviews)

  • "Everyone who works there is passionate about what they do, and as a result, its a really positive working environment(in 4 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Not really any cons to work at Kew(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Interesting and varied place to work!

      Nov 6, 2021 - Administrator in Richmond upon Thames, England
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      Pros

      Inspiring and unique organisation, making a positive impact. A friendly and supportive place to work, with many interesting opportunities for employees

      Cons

      Fast-paced work, can sometimes be too much to do given the resources and time available. Pay isn't as competitive as elsewhere but benefits are very good

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Interesting place

      Aug 20, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free entry for friends and family Lots of very talented people Discounts in gift shop

      Cons

      In need of modernisation, particularly working practices

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to work

      Jul 5, 2021 - Personal Assistant in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Access to the Gardens Helping Kew achieve its strategy Nice working environment Good work to home balance

      Cons

      Low salaries Very little training opportunities Impossible to get a promotion

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Lovely place to work

      Jul 1, 2021 - Retail Sales Assistant in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -friendly, happy environment, great locatikn

      Cons

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing place to work

      May 16, 2021 - Visitor Information Assistant in Kingston upon Thames, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Many opportunities within Kew that you can get into if you have an interest, they are very much into developing staff skills and improving their status as an employer.

      Cons

      Difficult to plan ahead for busy times and events as we do not get much notice or information - we tend to have to research it ourselves which can also be interesting and fun...!

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good

      May 16, 2021 - Project Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing people, great environment, very flexible and good benefits for staff. Excellent cause.

      Cons

      Poor pay, rigid bureaucratic structures

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Lovely place to work

      May 4, 2021 - Copywriter in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Beautiful setting, friendly colleagues; interesting work

      Cons

      Low salaries; large and lumbering; conservative

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good working environment

      Mar 26, 2021 - Research Technician in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free access to the gardens Flexible working hours Benefits

      Cons

      Far commuting if you don't live in the West

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good employer

      Mar 4, 2021 - Horticulturist in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      life balance, teamwork, trust, flexibility, atmosphere,

      Cons

      low salary in the horticulture department considering the price of living in London and nearby areas(need to take on weekend duties or to look for an additional job at weekends)

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      They're making me do this to get an account

      Jan 9, 2021 - Anything Available in Kingston upon Thames, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good colleagues and atmosphere, nice pub offers discount down the road

      Cons

      Standing outside in the rain and storms on the offchance that a visitor might come, the uniform jackets aren't warm or waterproof - you will get sick

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