LSE Researcher Reviews

Updated 20 Sep 2020

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8 Ratings
  1. "feedback"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LSE part-time

    Pros

    interesting cases, nice people, good training

    Cons

    a bit bureaucratic, hard to find visa sponsorship

  2. "Good"

    5.0
    Current Freelancer - Research Officer 

    I have been working at LSE for less than a year

    Pros

    Network, academically stimulating, relaxed workplace.

    Cons

    Hours, pay-rate, opportunities for promotion without PhD


  3. "Amazing experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - UG Research Assistant 

    I worked at LSE part-time

    Pros

    Good working hours and challenging projects

    Cons

    I dont think there is anything to say

  4. "Great"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LSE part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to get hands on experience in the area of your choice. Really helps boost your CV and helps you get the relevant experience that you need

    Cons

    It being part time, the hours aren't so stable but since you get hourly pay, it makes up for it.

  5. "Improving Education system"

    4.0
    Former Contractor - Research Assistant 

    I worked at LSE for less than a year

    Pros

    High engagement from other staff

    Cons

    Lack of communication between departments, lack of goal congruence

  6. "It's ok for after the PhD but not to build a career"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Officer 

    I have been working at LSE full-time

    Pros

    They have a lot of money so there's a lot of support and workshops.

    Cons

    I don't see a lot of RO or Teaching Fellows progressing to permanent positions. It is always noisy and under construction.

  7. "Good place to work, loads of freedom"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Research Assistant 

    I have been working at LSE part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Intellectual stimulation - Overall freedom to handle time/tasks - Great support network

    Cons

    - A bit disconnected/scattered at times

  8. "Great University"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Graduate Research Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LSE for more than a year

    Pros

    Among staff including academics, this is a tremendously collegial place where first-class work is done and there is a real dedication to both research and students

    Cons

    Not much collaboration and guidance

  9. "Health Economics"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Occasional Research Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LSE full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great flexibility, good value for money

    Cons

    no office provided, no prospective of career advancement unless you pursue a PhD

  10. "Great Place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in London, England

    I have been working at LSE part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It has a comparatively good pay

    Cons

    bit bureaucratic process of getting paid, on the basis of handing in timesheets (in case of part time research assistance)

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