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King's College London Reviews

Updated 20 October 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible working hours, regular peer supervision, training and skills development opportunities offered (in 12 reviews)

  • Good facilities, great location to work in (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • With regard to yearly professional development review, the goal posts are not always clearly communicatied by senior management (in 10 reviews)

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

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Little moving up"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are friendly and the holidays are generous

    Cons

    Little opportunity to move up in finance


  2. "Admissions Support Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, professional atmosphere, fantastic pay.

    Cons

    Fairly repetitive work can become dull, although this was a matter of personal preference


  3. "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

    Excellent University. Quality Teaching. Supportive Environment.

    Cons

    There are no cons (for me personally) at this point.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Would sooner jump off a cliff than go back there again"

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    Former Employee - Non-Academic Staff Member (Would Prefer Not to BE More Specific) in London, England
    Former Employee - Non-Academic Staff Member (Would Prefer Not to BE More Specific) in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Erm, there were few. They paid your wages on time? Does that even count? Perhaps other departments were better...

    Cons

    Bullying by managers of junior staff was entirely tolerated. I, and several others, left our roles at King's because we simply couldn't take it any more. I used to get home and cry on a regular basis, and ended up on anti-depressants because of it. A friend from another department who regularly visited my own later described my department as having an all-pervading sense of misery. Senior management were either so incompetent they couldn't recognise what was going on, or didn't care, but either way nothing was ever done. I lasted almost a year, and felt a great sense of relief when I finally left.

    Other disadvantages:
    Low London weighting - the lowest of any London universities
    Five campuses across the capital. Staff were expected to travel between campuses, but weren't allowed to claim the money back on expenses.
    Ridiculous workload
    Poor work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Stamp out the bullying, and pay staff properly...


  6. "Project Officer"

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    Current Employee - Project Officer in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Officer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse organisation, with opportunities to involve people from multiple industries across London

    Cons

    Limited promotion opportunities for professional services staff

    Advice to Management

    Prepare for on-boarding, and supply cohesive information on organisation structure


  7. "Student Ambassador"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good pay, do-able work, friendly people-- overall good first job.

    Cons

    The payment system is weird and difficult to get registered for, but once you are on getting payed is very easy.


  8. "school"

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    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

    inclusive environment
    lecturer and senior professor with decades of expertise in the field

    Cons

    terrible IT system
    Some lacks in the organisation of module allocatio


  9. "Good university for medical research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very high Quality Research, Driven and smart people to interact with.

    Cons

    They need to improve the career service connecting academic and industrial worlds a bit more. Not many career events as expected.


  10. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Location , standard of education. Very nice atmosphere, Very well known lecturers create a fantastic environment to learn. would recommend to anyone who wants to be a student in London.

    Cons

    The location may be a turn off. I did my undergrad at Durham and it was fantastic to have a campus feel to the university, however, being in a big city does have some advantages like not bumping into people you don't want to see.

    Advice to Management

    The library in very, very poorly rune. It is a place where students spend a lot of time and you should spend more time and money ensuring that it is clean, printers and computers are working. Also having most of the departments in one building is a bit chaotic.


  11. "Research Experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place where to do research and grow up. Tons of opportunities offered.

    Cons

    It is a huge university so you can get a bit lost sometimes.


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