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King's College London Reviews

Updated 9 October 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. "Working at King's College London"

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    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Fellow in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Fellow in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Cutting-edge projects
    - Best area for the recruitment of rare disease (large catchment area)
    - Best technology available for research

    Cons

    - Admin & Contracts are really slow
    - No much space for new people (in term of physical structures)
    - Oriented more on the teaching than research itself


  2. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Student in London, England
    Current Employee - Student in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    University staff is excellent, laboratories conditions are great. The main campus is in the heart of London, which is a great area. The schedule is laid back with a focus on self study.

    Cons

    Many accommodations are far away from the main campus. Also, they are not many scholarship available. Not all libraries are open non stop.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing the great work. Student life here is great and they are not many things to complain about.

  3. "Postdoc in physics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at King's College London full-time

    Pros

    Very strong physics department with open collaborative culture. Particularly strong in electronic structure. Good social scene (for a physics department) with regular events and pub outings.

    Cons

    General maintenance is poor - there was a broken toilet for two years. IT department can be slow and mistakes are common, especially for HPC.

    Advice to Management

    Respond to maintenance requests quicker and do a proper job, not just a quick fix. Improve IT services


  4. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great networks to collaborate with other researhers and new methods and algorithms to develop

    Cons

    Lack of professional development help


  5. "Collaborative and flexible"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England
    Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Overall nice work environment.

    Cons

    Small chances to stay in academia after graduation. Salary not the best


  6. "Innovative Research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I worked for the Institue of Liver Studies as a scientist. The environment and support was great.

    Cons

    Admin would sometimes be a stumbling block but not often


  7. "Senior Marketing Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Prestigious organisation. Casual environment. Excellent work/life balance. Central London location. Access to facilities such as facilities, gyms, etc.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than similar jobs in other sectors and industries. Not enough accountability. Having to deal with egos of academics

  8. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Had a good manager here

    Cons

    Not enough room for progression


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Research environment in midst of change"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at King's College London full-time

    Pros

    - Great colleagues
    - Successful driven researchers

    Cons

    - Poor social environment depending on department


  10. "meh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at King's College London full-time

    Pros

    it has a really strong background

    Cons

    very bad organisation of lectures and not only


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