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King's College London Reviews

Updated 14 December 2017
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  • With regard to yearly professional development review, the goal posts are not always clearly communicatied by senior management (in 12 reviews)

  • Postdoc factory - no interest in your career progression (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great place with a lot of career development opportunities."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Research Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High quality equipment, professional staff and very intelligent people. Great place to learn and work. Recently moved to Bush house which has great working areas.

    Cons

    If you have to travel a lot then Key Travel is required which is a bit of a pain at times.


  2. "Good Employer"

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

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

    Pros

    Large community of people with good benefits. Good IT infrastructure.

    Cons

    Experience is very department dependent, and departments are spread out across London.


  3. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very good resources, courses, and support. You will be surround by people ready to provide help when needed. Very flexible working hours to accommodate personal circumstances (remote working, late start/finish).

    Cons

    Short research associate contracts, usually 2 years. Not a great deal of team activities (to be fair this depend on supervisor).


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  5. "King's College London | World-Class University in Central London"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine - Exceptional

    Cons

    Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences - Average


  6. "Poor Administration"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    World class reputation, excellent facilities

    Cons

    Poor admininstration support, no support to stay on after studies.


  7. "Flexible great work environment with supportive managers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at King's College London part-time

    Pros

    Flexible great work environment with supportive managers

    Cons

    Quite bureaucratic but that's to be expected of a university


  8. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Student engagement, training, experience, good

    Cons

    not at all any con working at KCL


  9. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent growth opportunities, flexible working days, fast-paced work environment

    Cons

    Plenty of bureaucracy, disfunctional IT department, bad senior management, staff overworked in their roles due to high staff turnover, especially the finance team and post-award office


  10. "Research Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good team, flexible working days, no pressure, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Niche area, research too specialised


  11. "P/T invigilator experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Invigilator in London, England
    Current Employee - Invigilator in London, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Efficient and pleasant management to work with

    Cons

    Not as well paid as some colleges

    Advice to Management

    Include holiday pay please


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