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LSE Reviews

Updated 17 October 2017
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Pros
  • Very understanding of work-life balance; always helping to arrange work around studies, using a weekly sign-up system to organise shifts (in 12 reviews)

  • flexible working hours (can take as much time off as you wish) (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Just a part time student job so cannot really do it full time (in 5 reviews)

  • The only issue is that working on a contract-basis, benefits are limited for non-academic staff of the university (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "phd candidate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    experience, research, quality, academic expertise

    Cons

    stress, small salary, lots of teaching hours


  2. "Residence Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE part-time

    Pros

    Flexible timing. Fun team. Great to learn new system such as Rezlynx and NSP.

    Cons

    Repetitive works. Sometimes have to face with blunt tourists or students.


  3. "PhD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE full-time

    Pros

    large network of people to engage with and learn from
    active research community
    active seminar series attracting great speakers internationally

    Cons

    no cons to point out


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  5. "Interesting place to work but reality does not live up to the expectations or external image"

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    Current Employee - Advancement Division in London, England
    Current Employee - Advancement Division in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at LSE full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Intellectually challenging, very international, diverse, high value network, exposure to some of the most brilliant minds

    Cons

    lack of leadership at team and division level (Advancement), no clear vision of goals, poor HR practices, few progression opportunities, you have to go elsewhere to be promoted, organizationally dysfunctional on many levels

    Advice to Management

    Restructure, keep only high performers, establish and communicate clear vision to motivate staff, pay better salaries


  6. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LSE full-time

    Pros

    Good teacher and excellent environment

    Cons

    A little small but comfortable


  7. "Careers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LSE full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic work environment and culture.
    Very flexible working
    Excellent benefits, particularly annual leave and pension

    Cons

    Organisational changes can sometimes be slow


  8. "Good short-term experience"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Research Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LSE part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great faculty and colleagues. Interactions with world-class scholars

    Cons

    Competitive environment and high turnover


  9. "Well paid and good comms"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE part-time

    Pros

    Great people, well paid usually and some training advantages.

    Cons

    Not that much opportunity to progress.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "World-class academics; poor culture, awful support staff"

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    Current Employee - Academic in London, England
    Current Employee - Academic in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at LSE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many excellent academic staff.

    Cons

    Excessively bureaucratic and process-driven. Incompetent, apathetic, and highly disorganised HR staff. Unfortunately, some find every opportunity to blame students for their own errors and lack of judgment. It's little wonder why the institution is so notorious for low student satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some of the institution's vast riches on recruiting knowledgeable professional staff who actually care about their work (and student welfare). Failure to do so will only further impact on Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) results.


  11. "mediocre"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at LSE full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    a very professionally organized university

    Cons

    very unpleasant environment among some colleagues


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