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King's College London Reviews

Updated 17 April 2018
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  • There is a distinct air of arrogance at the senior management level (in 14 reviews)

  • No cons perceived as it was a ST job (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "PhD Student"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fantastic scientific research and development.

    Cons

    Not many to mention here.


  2. "Student"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good lecturers and they're helpful

    Cons

    Too much coursework in one semester, but barely any in the next one

    Advice to Management

    NA

  3. "Postgraduate student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Overall a friendly place to do a postgraduate qualification. It is diverse, friendly and open.

    Cons

    KCL is the most disorganised university I have ever worked at or attended and the bureaucracy involved in most things is more complicated than it should be.


  4. "BSc Student"

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    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunites as a student. Many societies and different classes that can be taken. Really nice campus.

    Cons

    No cons, in general the education is great, and gives you independance of study to develop your potential. If not an independent student it can be a drawback.

    Advice to Management

    Good work, involve more the main department representative on the business school with students. Although the business school is amazing.


  5. "great place to study"

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

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

    Pros

    great university to study and do research. facilities to do research is state of the art.

    Cons

    there is no cons to write. never face any difficulties.


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

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    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.


  7. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Research Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good learning, Hardworking staff, Good HR

    Cons

    No job security, no plan for postdocs to move them to permanent position

    Advice to Management

    Have some plans for postdocs especially from minority ethnic backgrounds

  8. "Good Employer"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Very good employee"

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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

    Flexiable hours
    Family friendly
    Good staff
    Friendly management
    Nice people

    Cons

    Long hours
    Pay okay
    Long wait for courses
    Hard to move departments
     Appraisal can take a long time


  10. "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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