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King's College London Reviews

Updated 16 February 2018
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King's College London President PROFESSOR EDWARD BYRNE AC
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  • With regard to yearly professional development review, the goal posts are not always clearly communicatied by senior management (in 12 reviews)

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

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  1. "King's College London Interview Questions"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good structures in place
    Supports personal development and training and progression
    Reward hard work and innovation

    Cons

    Not really, except there is organisation bureaucracy which you have to work within, but that is expected with an institution of this size

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to staff input


  2. "Good teaching experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice environment
    Central London
    Students with a desire to learn

    Cons

    Low salary
    Unpaid extra time spent marking assigments


  3. "Support services Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Serevices Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Support Serevices Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable employment. you could work straight up to retirement if you kept fit.

    Cons

    it is very hard to move up from support services to another role within kings.

    Advice to Management

    Help the people that make you look great on paper. Invest in people. Develop and encourage in- house.


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  5. "Love it!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very motivating and career building

    Cons

    Busy and intense work given


  6. "Informatics PhD Student"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in London, England
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New building is well equipped with modern offices (Bush House).

    Cons

    Laboratory space for physical experiments is limited.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in more laboratory space.


  7. "PhD Student"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in London, England
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good library, career development and training resources. Good lab facilities and office spaces

    Cons

    Not always but some supervisors do not properly support their students

    Advice to Management

    Invest on training supervisors and making sure they are fit to advise students, not always a very knlowledgeable person knows how to transmit that knowledge or how to guide a student


  8. "Mixed bag"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some fantastic opportunities, some great staff, an institution that is starting to move in the right direction after years of underinvestment

    Cons

    Some institutionalised staff who can't move forward, no performance management to encourage progression by merit or movement out for underperformance. Institutional knowledge to widely relied upon and merited.


  9. "Job for a career transition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great staff benefits packaging and salary is okay

    Cons

    Unprofessional ism of some staff members, high staff turn over.


  10. "4/5 would work again"

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is pretty good except I got fired

    Cons

    It doesn't pay a lot


  11. "PhD stipend"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have access to journals and assistance from a big pool

    Cons

    KCL is a big institution with a lot of paperwork


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