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King's College London Reviews

Updated 14 April 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 17 reviews)

  • "high turnover and lots of fixed term contracts, people tend to move after a couple of years" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Research associate"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Research Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, nice supervisor and environment

    Cons

    Very difficult to find one


  2. "lecturer in economics"

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

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

    Pros

    beautiful location, high institutional quality

    Cons

    management is poor, so is administration

  3. "Research enviornment"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant

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

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating work environment and the opportunity to work with top experts.

    Cons

    The academic work environment is challenging and is not well managed.


  4. "Full-time EAP Tutor in the English Language Centre"

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    Current Employee - EAP Tutor in London, England
    Current Employee - EAP Tutor 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

    I have worked with excellent colleagues and students at the ELC. There are loads of opportunities for professional development within the department and university.

    Cons

    The workload is high and in much of the year taking leave is very difficult. Unlike most academic positions, this position requires that tutors be on campus from 9:00-5:00.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a better workload balance and more flexibility in working off-campus.


  5. "Professional Services"

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

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

    Pros

    Pension
    Friendly people
    World class university
    Good reputation
    Respectful

    Cons

    Inefficient processes
    Lack of leadership
    No career progression
    Too many changes happening at the same time
    Silo working

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff otherwise staff turn over will become worse.


  6. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, good support and guidance

    Cons

    No major cons to share


  7. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A good place to study and explore London.

    Cons

    Currently I have no thought about this.

  8. "Mixed bag experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great People, passionate about what they do

    Cons

    Limited development opportunities and lacks work life balance


  9. "Marketing Department - avoid"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Officer
    Former Employee - Marketing Officer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at King's College London full-time

    Pros

    May look impressive on CV

    Cons

    I will keep it brief: Chaotic. Incompetent. Hostile. Unprofessional. Unhappy staff. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Major change


  10. "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