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Updated 11 July 2018
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  • "Academic staff get priority ( a plus if you are an academic though" (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. "A students opinion"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LSE full-time

    Pros

    LSE is a world class institution which offers highly sort after and respected qualifications within the word of business and finance.

    Cons

    Like many elite universities, LSE suffers from poor student satisfaction, due to the heavy workload. It is also currently undergoing extensive building and refurbishment processes which mean that existing facilities (i.e. the library) are strained.

    Advice to Management

    Activity invest more money into building or (preferably) purchasing more student study spaces or even a second library, as it can be hard to find places to work, especially durring exam season.


  2. "Pathways to Law Mentor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSE part-time

    Pros

    Easy work
    Fun to talk to young people

    Cons

    Very few opportunities to work

  3. "Teaching at LSE"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Fellow in London, England
    Current Employee - Teaching Fellow in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at LSE part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working in an intellectually stimulating environment with high ranking faculties and with curious excited students.

    Cons

    Teaching is a bit underrated, and academics are encouraged to focus much more on research than on teaching.

    Advice to Management

    Give more attention to the needs of students and teachers. Make the exam marking process more manageable and fair to the students, by allowing more time to the examiners or hiring more examiners.


  4. "Been working here for 8 years and it’s flown by so I must be having fun."

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    Current Employee - Finance in London, England
    Current Employee - Finance in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LSE full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Family friendly and flexible working depending on your manager. 33 holidays plus bank holidays. Good pension scheme. Season ticket loan. Plenty of training opportunities.

    Cons

    Penny wise pound foolish with support staff. Salaries should be higher for professional service staff. Academic staff get priority ( a plus if you are an academic though!)

    Advice to Management

    Too many inconsistencies across different departments which need to be addressed.


  5. "Student Event/Catering Role - Well Paid and Well Structured Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSE full-time

    Pros

    Great hourly pay for students

    Work was not overly demanding

    Supervisors were friendly as were coworkers

    Cons

    Little staff pool for my role so in many cases I had to jump in at short notice for coworkers or had no one to cover if I needed.


  6. "Policy consulting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at LSE full-time

    Pros

    Flexible and interesting work. Plenty of travel.

    Cons

    Can be a bit slow at times and managers are very busy.


  7. "Sub-Warden"

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    Former Employee - Sub-Warden in London, England
    Former Employee - Sub-Warden in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LSE part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly atmosphere within the sub-warden team

    Cons

    The large number of undergraduate students meant that weekend shifts could be demanding

  8. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSE part-time

    Pros

    Great working environment, exposure to high-profile researchers and political advisers

    Cons

    It is very theory based (as you would expect).


  9. "Student @ LSE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE full-time

    Pros

    Good library ad intranet system

    Cons

    campus is small but currently building new sites

    Advice to Management

    NA


  10. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Student in London, England
    Current Employee - Student in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    amazing campus, highly qualified staff

    Cons

    heavy workload, stressful & very bureaucratic


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