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King's College London PhD Researcher Reviews

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King's College London President PROFESSOR EDWARD BYRNE AC
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Pros
  • Good facilities, great location to work in (in 16 reviews)

  • Good team, flexible working days, no pressure, good work-life balance (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • With regard to yearly professional development review, the goal posts are not always clearly communicatied by senior management (in 11 reviews)

  • Postdoc factory - no interest in your career progression (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "PhD Research"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Researcher in London, England
    Current Employee - PhD Researcher in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pleasant atmosphere and small campus setting at Guy's
    Excellent reputation worldwide
    Collaboration opportunities with other world-leading institutions

    Cons

    poor renumeration in terms of stipend
    limited commercial opportunities for students that wish to become more commercially aware


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Shiny brand, no substance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Researcher in London, England
    Current Employee - PhD Researcher in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Central location
    Beautiful London
    Large student intake
    Working at King's exposes you to a large talent pool, which is mainly a result of London's global reputation for research and teaching.

    Cons

    Political
    Overbloated management
    No investment where it matters [research]

    Advice to Management

    Resign! There's no need to have 16 VPs earning in the 6-digits £.