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King's College London Reviews

Updated 13 August 2018
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King's College London President PROFESSOR EDWARD BYRNE AC
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Pros
  • "Excellent growth opportunities, flexible working days, fast-paced work environment" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Good facilities, great location to work in" (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is a distinct air of arrogance at the senior management level" (in 14 reviews)

  • "There are no cons (for me personally) at this point" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Student Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Friendly management
    - Flexible work hours

    Cons

    - Understaffed at times, especially at big events

    Advice to Management

    - Hire more staff for big events like open evenings


  2. "excellent for research and teaching"

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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

    good research and collaborations. Amazing new lab - but that really differs depending on the department.

    Cons

    Too big, always a big turnover of people

  3. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The university is located in a good area

    Cons

    Some departments are very disorganised


  4. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Opportunities abound in terms of funding. Good global recognition.

    Cons

    Intensely bureaucratic. not enough employees for teaching demands and incidences of bullying


  5. "research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    there is a good balance for work-life

    Cons

    salary slightly below other institutions


  6. "Senior Lecturer/Chair of Assessment Board"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Somerset house campus is beautiful. The atmosphere is friendly and collegiate.

    Cons

    As with all not for profit organisations, implementing change can take a while!

    Advice to Management

    Teach more


  7. "PhD Student"

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

    Pros

    Very central, good reputation, canteen is nice

    Cons

    Low salary, not much space to work,

  8. "SSA"

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    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good support system in the university

    Cons

    Role not as challenging


  9. "Great workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Encouraging management. Real focus of doing good. Very forward focusing compared to other universities

    Cons

    Teams could do more to work together.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at King's College London (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good place to work

    Cons

    No negatives I can think of


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