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King's College London Reviews

Updated 21 February 2019
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King's College London President PROFESSOR EDWARD BYRNE AC
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  • "There is a distinct air of arrogance at the senior management level" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Some teams have high staff turnover, losing administrative know how - can lose a lot of time getting basic tasks done" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at King's College London full-time

    Pros

    Friendly working environment and resources.

    Cons

    Administration and paperwork are slow.


  2. "Pros and cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at King's College London part-time

    Pros

    Some great people and interesting work

    Cons

    Senior management seem entirely focused on money rather than education or research

  3. "PhD Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at King's College London full-time

    Pros

    Stimulating Environment with lots of big scholars in the field

    Cons

    Sometimes can feel like there is a lack of support; low pay


  4. "Super Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Service Delivery in London, England
    Former Employee - Service Delivery in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. High level of autonomy. Senior managers are very positive and supportive. Encourages a "can do attitude". Good work is acknowledged. Very, very good work-life balance - best I have experienced. Opportunities for working in cross-cutting initiatives.
    The culture is positive, open and forward looking.
    Cultural bureaucracy that might be present in other very large public sector organisations is low.
    Finally, this is all evidenced by the significant number of King's staff who "return" and some to lower grades.

    Cons

    Salary scaling for professional grades are lower than other central London universities. Many of the professional services roles are fixed term, therefore a level of uncertainty is inherent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a track of and nurture the talent in a systematic way.


  5. "Great culture, great place to work!"

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

    I have been working at King's College London full-time

    Pros

    - Great work/life balance
    - Supportive culture
    - Access to fantastic professional and personal resources
    - Good salary package

    Cons

    -Slow
    - Lack of direction
    - Poor career prospects


  6. "Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location, great brand, some amazing colleagues

    Cons

    Incredibly political, quite toxic environment and not good on career progression or working environment for professional staff

    Advice to Management

    Start thinking about creating a genuine sense of community. More of 'we' and less of 'them'.


  7. "Good start but move on quickly"

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    Current Employee - Operations Assistant in Southwark, England
    Current Employee - Operations Assistant in Southwark, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, good place to start.

    Cons

    Chances of progression are less. Not equipped with latest tech and systems. Hierarchical system. Repetitive job. Less opportunities for technical training and systems. Blame culture is huge. Unorganized. Minimum progression chances

    Advice to Management

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  8. "Lab technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at King's College London full-time

    Pros

    Working for one of the best universities in the world

    Cons

    No overtime payed at all


  9. "Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at King's College London full-time

    Pros

    Good reputation and well regarded internationally

    Cons

    Can seem quite impersonal at times


  10. "nice by lower paid"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Research Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    easy going, good work life balance

    Cons

    lower pay than other London Universities