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King's College London Reviews

Updated 6 December 2018
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King's College London President PROFESSOR EDWARD BYRNE AC
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Pros
  • "fair arrangement, good pay, flexible working times" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Great location, diverse culture, multidisciplinary" (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is a distinct air of arrogance at the senior management level" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Without a PhD, there is no career progression" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Reseach Intern"

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    Former Employee - Summer Research Student in London, England
    Former Employee - Summer Research Student in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing and Friendly staff, very helpful. And a very broad choice of research approach.

    Cons

    Took a very long time to process paperwork.


  2. "Working at King's College London"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at King's College London full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great location, diverse culture, multidisciplinary

    Cons

    Feel hierarchy in the whole institute

  3. "this institution is a fair employer"

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

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

    Pros

    fair arrangement, good pay, flexible working times

    Cons

    there are no significant negative aspects

    Advice to Management

    i have no recommendation


  4. "Great Pay and lovely people"

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

    I worked at King's College London part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can choose to work at home
    There is a keen desire to improve working environment and to check on wellbeing

    Cons

    Databases are not all synced


  5. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good education, great environment, very international

    Cons

    bad organization, other than that amazing university


  6. "its good pretty late to mail"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    its not that bad for pay

    Cons

    very very very late replies


  7. "Excellent role for early career reserachers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    As an a assistant to a senior professor I learned a lot, job is varied, with extensive training. Very good opportunity to start and establish a career in research. Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Without a PhD, there is no career progression. RA jobs are on a fixed term contracts and depend on grants, so the uncertainty is extremely frustrating

  8. "Friendly staff, but poorly lack of management at senior level."

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    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

    Warm, friendly staff that are welcoming from the word go.

    Cons

    Lack of structure and guidance, from managers right up to senior level.

    Advice to Management

    Engage with junior staff more and provide more incentives (namely in terms of career progression and increased salaries) to encourage a long term commitment.


  9. "Very good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    very good, communicative, accepting, good atmosphere

    Cons

    There honestly is nothing bad apart from the admin


  10. "Research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work.
    Friendly

    Cons

    Lack of money and financies were tight