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King's College London Senior Lecturer Reviews

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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)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Stimulating environment, Bad College management"

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    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Top level research
    Excellent colleagues
    Good support for senior academics
    Good locations in central London
    Good links with hospitals to enable clinical research

    Cons

    Administration and HR are disastrous
    Lack of support for post-docs or junior academics
    Bad on gender equality...although improving
    Salary is poor for the high expectations from Senior academics
    Stability of jobs is doubtful, after rounds of redundancies
    Criteria of performance have become entirely metric based


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Very poor senior management"

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    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intelligent committed academics, good patient access, friendly atmosphere. Some campuses are well located, others less so. Good food options for staff.

    Cons

    Appalling senior management, perennial threat of redundancy, hugely bloated and interfering management that seems to get bigger every day. Management does not trust staff and so imposes huge top-down bureaucracy. Procedures are inefficient and leadership weak. Promotion is non-existent unless you have a huge amount of grants.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the onerous, never-ending procedures, policies and forms. Trust staff to do their job well and provide job security for once. People leave because they feel they won't be promoted, this needs addressing.