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King's College London Research Scientist Reviews

Updated 19 October 2017
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King's College London President PROFESSOR EDWARD BYRNE AC
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. "Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in London, England
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at King's College London part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    located in heart of the london

    Cons

    due to its location it attracts a large number of applicants


  2. "Reseach staff"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist
    Current Employee - Research Scientist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working times and excellent colleagues

    Cons

    Poor senior management, appalling facilities and stifling bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    empower your staff and you will get good returns


  3. "Research scientist (Cancer)"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in London, England
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, regular peer supervision, training and skills development opportunities offered

    Cons

    Little to no benefits, micromanagement by (sometimes incompetent) line managers, poor visibility by higher level management, high turnover of lower level staff

    Advice to Management

    Listen to lower level staff and offer career progression within research teams