King's College London Employee Reviews about "career progression"

Updated Jan 15, 2021

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King's College London President  PROFESSOR EDWARD BYRNE AC
PROFESSOR EDWARD BYRNE AC
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Pros
  • "Flexible working hours and freedom in experimentation(in 41 reviews)

  • "Flexible and supportive working environment with good colleagues(in 35 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Senior management seem entirely focused on money rather than education or research(in 20 reviews)

  • "apart from annual incremental salary increases, there is no clear path for career progression/promotion(in 19 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Aim for tenure as early as possible

      Jan 15, 2021 - Research Investigator I and Lab Head in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Collegial, not over demanding, diverse staff, good facilities

      Cons

      Career progression not merit based

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Flexible employer

      Jan 8, 2021 - Senior Communications Officer in London, England, England
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      Pros

      very understanding employer during the challenges of Covid, particularly around delivering work versus childcare commitments.

      Cons

      apart from annual incremental salary increases, there is no clear path for career progression/promotion

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Postdoctoral fellow

      Nov 25, 2020 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work/life balance. Interesting science

      Cons

      Not lots of career progression help, not very exciting workplace

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      king's

      Oct 29, 2020 - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England, England
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      Pros

      career development; networking; research excellence; flexibility

      Cons

      poor career progression; low pay

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Research fellow at KCL

      Oct 19, 2020 - Research Fellow in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Great work-family life balance Supportive environment

      Cons

      Limited opportunities for career progression within KCL

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Highly respected uni with good values

      Jan 16, 2020 - Corporate Research Specialist in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Friendly work colleagues, good values

      Cons

      No active opportunities for career progression unless suitable positions became available

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Overall a good place to work

      Jan 9, 2020 - Human Resources Coordinator in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work life balance, friendly environment between colleagues

      Cons

      Lots of politics, management team is not transparent at times of change, no great career progression opportunities

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Don't waste your time

      May 9, 2019 - Programmer Officer in London, England, England
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      Pros

      1. Location of campuses are easy to get to 2. Due to high turnover and constant temp staff you get to know some lovely people 3. If you work for a niche specialist research centre tucked away within one of the smaller campuses or a really dedicated old-school Professor or Department Manager than it can be great 4. Apart from a few Open Evenings or during busy times around examinations I usually finished work at 5pm

      Cons

      1. Very poor career progression - King's operates on a 'time served' versus performance progression. Thus you are more likely to stay or progress if you have been in the Department longer regardless if you are actually good at your job or not 2. Incredibly slow - King's is too big and too haphazard with their approach to communication across the various Faculties, Schools and Campuses 3. Your line manager might not even work in the same campus or department as you 4. The job is over-sold including development opportunities. Training is often in the form of an online video or is only offered once a year with only 30 places available to thousands of staff. 5. Highly toxic environment with rapid turnover. Some Departments are worse than others 6. I had a permenant contract but I found that the temps worked harder and took their job more seriously than most of the other permanent staff members who did the bare minimum required. 7. They don't value any sort of initiative or meaningful change 8. Admin Assistants and Course Administrators are treated like second class citizens. The way that some of the senior academics spoke to their admin staff was shocking. If an academic fails to turn up on time for a lecture or is 4 weeks late returning grade marks or has an unsuccessful research grant bid - somehow the admin staff will be scapegoated.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Dr Immuno Oncology

      Apr 19, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Training Research Funding and Resources Available Innovation Entrepreneurship

      Cons

      Competitive environment Slow career progression

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Professional Services

      Apr 1, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pension Friendly people World class university Good reputation Respectful

      Cons

      Inefficient processes Lack of leadership No career progression Too many changes happening at the same time Silo working

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