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Updated 10 Jun 2019

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  1. "Fantastic experience"

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

    I have been working at LSE part-time

    Pros

    - Enthusiastic helpful people (students, professors and fellow TAs) - Good training sessions before the job starts - Challenging environment

    Cons

    - Can get a bit hectic. When juggling course work as a student and teaching, it can get extremely overwhelming at times.

    LSE2013-11-28
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    "A good school to teach in"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in London, England

    I have been working at LSE part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are great professors to work with

    Cons

    I’m a PhD student and the department pushes me to reach more than what a PhD student usually does

    LSE2019-06-11
  3. "OK, but pressure for student satisfaction"

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    Former Contractor - Graduate Teaching Assistant in London, England
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at LSE for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent salary for contact hours. Little supervision, so lots of freedom (but depends on course leader and department)

    Cons

    A bit of pressure for student satisfaction Undergrads can be either demanding (and often those that are demanding are either super good or super bad) or not care at all

    LSE2018-08-27
  4. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good environment to teach in.

    Cons

    Could possibly increase interaction with lecturers.

    LSE2016-11-02
  5. "Graduate teaching assistant"

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    Graduate Teaching Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at LSE

    Pros

    -Fun work, great people, nice furniture.

    Cons

    -Not well paid, lots of hours when grading

    Advice to Management

    Be more structured.

    LSE2016-02-28
  6. "Graduate teaching assistant job"

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    Graduate Teaching Assistant in London, England
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    I have been working at LSE for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to finance your PhD by teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. It is mainly for LSE PhD students, but I know people from other universities who also teach here. Exam grading, in July, is paid separately. Opportunity to work for very good lecturers if you can become assistant of their courses.

    Cons

    The allocation of courses is not very transparent. There are rumors that having the right supervisor (at LSE) allows you to get "better" courses. Salary is not known until the beginning of the year, which makes financial planning hard. In 2015, some teaching assistants ended up with reduced hours (and consequently salary) - compared to value promised - when a course ended up having less students than initially... expected.

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    Advice to Management

    Improve transparency of the allocation system and make salaries more predictable.

    LSE2015-11-05
  7. "Exciting place"

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    Former Contractor - Teaching Assistant 
    Recommends

    I worked at LSE for less than a year

    Pros

    The atmosphere is intellectually stimulating. Many colleagues are respectful and supportive. Administrative work is handled very efficiently. Pay and training opportunities are good.

    Cons

    It is a very competitive environment and it can become quite stressful. Marking process should be reconsidered.

    LSE2014-11-02
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