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LSE Employee Reviews about "flexible working"

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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. "Good Academic Jobs for the UK"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor 

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours for most of the year.

    Cons

    Lots of unnecessary bureaucratic nonsense.

    LSE2019-06-09
  2. "Great Environment"

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible working, management are very understanding and great people to be around. Great team working environment. Often get freebies and perks of working at a uni

    Cons

    Can be hard work during the summer with long, tiresome hours but can be worth it with the right team and energy

    LSE2019-05-08
  3. "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
  4. "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
  5. "Prospect Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at LSE part-time

    Pros

    Collaborative and supportive culture. Community-based. Close to campus. Flexible working.

    Cons

    Non-existent at this point in time

    LSE2018-09-05
  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in London, England

    I worked at LSE part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Overall friendly and polite colleagues, Stimulating events and lectures available fo staff to attend, Access to School library Good training opportunities Good salaries, flexible working opportunities, central location

    Cons

    Expensive staff canteen Poor line management from academics who supervise admin/professional staff, Expenses system- too many times i had to put large expenses on my personal card, Lack of performance incentives, HR has little over-sight, Culture of unpaid working after hours

    Advice to Management

    Academic staff line-managing admin/professional staff rarely works- they have little understanding of our roles and often are not invested in their development. Academic staff who line-manage should have appropriate training!

    LSE2018-08-22
  7. "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
  8. "Careers"

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

    I have been working at LSE full-time for 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

    LSE2017-08-31
  9. "GTA"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at LSE part-time

      Pros

      Friendly working environment, flexible working hours as GTA. Lots of support and training workshops

      Cons

      Slightly lower hourly rate compared with US universities.

      LSE2016-11-01
    • "Event Stewarding at LSE"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommends

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

      Pros

      - flexible working hours (can take as much time off as you wish) - great pay for a part time job - everyone else is students - fun people to work with - get to attend lots of different events - some with very high profile guests

      Cons

      - 0 hours contract means no guarantee of how many hours you can work - job gets repetitive

      Advice to Management

      nothing - great part time job

      LSE2016-09-20
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