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King's College London Reviews

Updated 18 July 2018
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Pros
  • "Good facilities, great location to work in" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Mostly very nice colleagues and a good work-life balance" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "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. "Mixed bag"

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

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

    Pros

    Some fantastic opportunities, some great staff, an institution that is starting to move in the right direction after years of underinvestment

    Cons

    Some institutionalised staff who can't move forward, no performance management to encourage progression by merit or movement out for underperformance. Institutional knowledge to widely relied upon and merited.


  2. "Job for a career transition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great staff benefits packaging and salary is okay

    Cons

    Unprofessional ism of some staff members, high staff turn over.

  3. "4/5 would work again"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is pretty good except I got fired

    Cons

    It doesn't pay a lot


  4. "PhD stipend"

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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

    You have access to journals and assistance from a big pool

    Cons

    KCL is a big institution with a lot of paperwork


  5. "Coordinator"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent staff benefits, friendly team

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and slow approvals process

    Advice to Management

    Allow more opportunities for job progression based on merit rather than time served


  6. "Environment at King's"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    King's is very natural friendly

    Cons

    Nothing to con about King's


  7. "PhD Student"

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    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.

  8. "Student"

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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

    Good lecturers and they're helpful

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    NA


  9. "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.


  10. "BSc 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 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.


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