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King's College London Reviews

Updated Sep 17, 2019

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King's College London CEO PROFESSOR EDWARD BYRNE AC
PROFESSOR EDWARD BYRNE AC
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  • "Senior management are rigid and untrusting(in 18 reviews)

  • "Very poor career progression - King's operates on a 'time served' versus performance progression(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great practice to work for"

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    Current Employee - Dental Hygienist in London, England
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at King's College London full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible, fair and well managed nhs hospital

    Cons

    Can get very hectic and busy

    King's College London2019-09-17
  2. "PhD experience"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England
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    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at King's College London full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It has a unique location in the centre of London with a lot of vibrancy for learning and research

    Cons

    Being a PhD student in London can be financially challenging

    King's College London2019-09-18
  3. "King's"

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    Former Employee - Student 

    I worked at King's College London full-time

    Pros

    Liked everything about it !

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about it!

    King's College London2019-09-17
  4. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Employer Engagement Officer in London, England
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    I have been working at King's College London full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Hard-working, experienced and dedicated team. Friendly and relaxed working environment. Good management who looks after employees and supports them while building trust for a long-lasting professional relationship.

    Cons

    Some members of staff who have been in the department the longest seem to have lost interest in the work which affects the quality of service delivered to the wider team. Some heads of teams seem disconnected with the staff due to lack of contact caused by large amount of responsibilities.

    King's College London2019-09-12
  5. "central good environment good suppport"

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    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in London, England
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    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at King's College London full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    central good environment good support

    Cons

    expensive commute academia life style

    King's College London2019-09-10
  6. "Excellent Management"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Trial Manager in London, England
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at King's College London full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Management is supportive and encourages professional development. Excellent work life balance. Management focus on work output rather than bums on seats, which makes the employee feel trusted and they work harder

    Cons

    Communication about processes/changes could be improved as it is not as efficient as it could be. This could be due the complex set-up of the organisation and it's partners. Each department has it's own way of working, which can make streamlining of processes a bit challenging.

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    King's College London2019-08-30
  7. "Good research environment"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England
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    I have been working at King's College London full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Allow you to get involved in different research projects Also teaching is optional but recommendable

    Cons

    Same cons than to any other PhD

    King's College London2019-08-27
  8. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant 

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

    Pros

    Easy going people and nice atmosphere

    Cons

    None I have found at kings.

    King's College London2019-08-21
  9. "Excellent work-life balance, training opportunities, tall management structure"

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    Former Employee - Finance Professional in London, England
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at King's College London full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Lots of training opportunities across varied sectors - Good resources to do work - Good work-life balance, rarely worked late, almost always got an hour lunch break

    Cons

    - Tall management structure so decision making can be slow and political - Senior management not easily accessible - Established systems and processes can be difficult to update

    King's College London2019-08-22
  10. "Graduate experience"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student 

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

    Pros

    Elite institution with opportunities based on the reputation of the institution.

    Cons

    There is a range of support services, at quite a superficial level though.

    King's College London2019-09-03
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