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LSE Reviews

Updated 10 Aug 2019

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Judith Rees
45 Ratings
  1. "Enjoyable"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LSE full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Varied work environment, working with people passionate about the student experience and HE

    Cons

    Senior management has been ropey in the past

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to focus on leadership and development

    LSE2019-02-19
  2. "Great colleagues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at LSE part-time

    Pros

    Colleagues, Research Topics, Pay and Benefits

    Cons

    Promotion potential to a higher position

    LSE2019-01-24
  3. "Mixed bag"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at LSE full-time

    Pros

    Generous leave entitlement, good benefits and schemes available to staff

    Cons

    Lack of career development, regular high turnover of staff, lack of vision from senior management.

    LSE2019-02-07
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at LSE full-time

    Pros

    Great! The staff are very friendly.

    Cons

    Not as social as other workplaces.

    LSE2019-01-16
  5. "Teaching assistant"

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

    I have been working at LSE full-time

    Pros

    LSE is among the top universities and students are great it is a pleasure to teach classes

    Cons

    High expectations for your work. Students' feedback is critical for your career at LSE.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the salary to TAs

    LSE2018-12-13
  6. "Research Assistant at LSE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at LSE part-time

    Pros

    Exciting place to work at. Very stimulating and rewarding

    Cons

    Lots of work to do.

    LSE2018-11-18
  7. "study"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LSE full-time

    Pros

    amazing, interesting, intriguing, challenging, stimulating

    Cons

    low student satisfaction, hard at times

    LSE2018-11-28
  8. "PSS Staff are replaceable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at LSE full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very flexible working hours for most people.

    Cons

    if you are a member of Professional service departments like estates, IT or HR you are a replaceable drone. don't expect any support.

    Advice to Management

    If you want the LSE PSS staff to behave more like those in the private sector then give us the same benefits.

    LSE2018-11-21
  9. "Good benefits, poor employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at LSE full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks, although pension is declining, great immediate colleagues. If you have the right line manager good work life balance and flexible working.

    Cons

    No respect for staff or their own employment policies, constant restructures and reorganisations that almost always result in loss of staff, problems with systemic bullying culture. Senior management are clueless in terms of strategy and staff consultations. Staff surveys regularly poor but management seem unable to effect change. Little opportunity for career progression. The school used to be a good employer but...

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    Advice to Management

    Start valuing your staff rather than paying lip service. Listen to them and actually DO something. Talk is cheap and your staff are smart enough to know that. Actually think through reorganisations and have a coherent longer term plan .

    LSE2018-11-08
  10. "Occasional researcher"

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

    I have been working at LSE for less than a year

    Pros

    good if you are an LSE student wanting to do research and with some spare time

    Cons

    the payment takes too long

    LSE2018-10-30
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