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LSE Employee Reviews about "academic staff"

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Judith Rees
45 Ratings
Pros
  • "relaxed atmosphere- good work life balance(in 16 reviews)

  • "Very flexible working, management are very understanding and great people to be around(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lack of career development, regular high turnover of staff, lack of vision from senior management(in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. "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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LSE full-time for 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.

    LSE2018-05-30
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    "LSE punches above its weight"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Holborn, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) Salary seems to be well above average 2) The reputation is useful for academics -- people pay attention to the LSE brand

    Cons

    1) LSE has long-running issues with equity, diversity, and inclusion. For example, the LSE does not have an Athena Swan award. It has also failed to both attract and keep BME professors. 2) Academic staff are rarely on campus unless they are teaching, which contributes to... 3) LSE has some of the worst teaching scores in the country. The fact that this was a surprise to management...

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    LSE2018-01-11
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    "Great place to work?"

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    Current Employee - Academic Department 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LSE

    Pros

    World Class Institution. Great central London location. Decent Salary. Get your meet a variety of esteemed academics and great international students. Generous annual leave.

    Cons

    Depending on what your function is LSE can be a great or awful place to work. Academic staff are 'looked after' Professional Services staff within academic departments are not. No career progression. Discretionary increments are far and few between unless your face fits! Departments are given free reign to employ whoever they wish, often bypassing HR. Workloads are heavy, mistakes...

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    Advice to Management

    Respect ALL staff. Senior management, get out and around campus. Speak to staff and listen...and take action to address issues which arise. LSE are losing good staff due to bad management.

    LSE2017-05-25
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    "Structural misogyny"

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    Former Employee - Marketing and Communications in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at LSE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Talented colleagues, well remunerated, generous holiday, excellent benefits package. A fine academic legacy.

    Cons

    Female non-academic staff (i.e. managerial posts) are too often treated like secretaries, despite frequently having equivalent qualifications to academic staff. Female heads of department and professional staff asked to make tea, photocopy, powder the nose of a speaker. Male research assistants too often seemed to be given preferential...

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    Advice to Management

    Senior management is very well meaning but seems to find it hard to penetrate into all corners of the organisation, and as such seemed to be unaware of systemic inequality. On paper the organisation's equal opportunities policies look great but these are often wilfully ignored in practice. More effort needed to support women in management, particularly at a peer to peer level - recommend this is addressed as a priority.

    LSE2015-06-09
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