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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. "Good place to student"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    It is an extremely good and unique place nestled in the heart of London to study. The staff are very nice and well education and qualified.

    Cons

    Some cons of studying here as that living in London can be quite pricy and there is no campus life as all the college building ante spread out

    Advice to Management

    You are doing great keep up with work. Maybe pay a little more attention to international students and international fee.


  2. "King's Employment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I did my postgraduate degree at King's and also worked there part-time. I have had an amazing experience working there. The staff is supportive and understanding. Lots of opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    No particular downside to be honest.


  3. "Admissions Department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Very good pay
    -Good work-life balance
    -Comprehensive training & induction into new role

    Cons

    -Culture is too serious; little opportunities to get to know other colleagues & teams

    Advice to Management

    -Create a more relaxed, fun and energetic working environment


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  5. "Student Ambassador"

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

    I worked at King's College London part-time

    Pros

    Very easy to get the job as a student

    Cons

    No cons perceived as it was a ST job


  6. "Student"

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

    Great university to make connections

    Cons

    Not alway supportive and a little unorganized


  7. "KCL - Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at King's College London full-time

    Pros

    This provided me great exposure into research enabling me to develop a wide range of skills and abilities. Additional management of European projects and being involved in world influencing pieces of research.

    Cons

    Whilst in this role I had little to no support, which was extremely draining at times due to feeling quite out my depth considering this was my first research role. We lost a Post-Doc from the team and wasn't replaced. This I feel is common due to limited funding sources. You'll never have a permanent position due to no permanent funding source for your salary - but thats the nature of research.

    Advice to Management

    Support the development and growth of your staff, especially the junior ones. The junior staff at King's are some of the most fruitful candidates to conduct research and should be nurtured in a way that makes them good researchers and in turn will continue research at King's.


  8. "Nhs"

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    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff good working conditions

    Cons

    Stressful environment , blame culture lack of direction

    Advice to Management

    Look after the staff


  9. "Reseach staff"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist
    Current Employee - Research Scientist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working times and excellent colleagues

    Cons

    Poor senior management, appalling facilities and stifling bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    empower your staff and you will get good returns


  10. "A great place to be at!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere is exciting and friendly. There are plenty of opportunities. There are plenty of engagement activities going on as well.

    Cons

    The campus is a bit short.


  11. "Prestegious University in London"

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Laboratory Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top university. World class research.

    Cons

    Too much pressure to maintain world top 20 university status


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