LSE Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 21 Oct 2019

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LSE Director Judith Rees (no image)
Judith Rees
63 Ratings
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  • "Can be very on-and-off in terms of the workload when it is part time(in 9 reviews)

  • "Little opportunity for career progression(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "good job"

    5.0
    Former Freelancer - Visitor Welcome Assistant 

    I worked at LSE

    Pros

    relaxed atmosphere- good work life balance pay is decent

    Cons

    LSE can get a bit crowded and parents repeatedly ask similar questions so you must be prepared for that

  2. "Great employer and work environment"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - LSE Advancement in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - lovely staff, stakeholders and alumni - nice work/life balance and office environment - great brand to represent

    Cons

    - red tape that makes progression an obstacle - not a great deal of career progression available, though I understand this is being worked on


  3. "Great but Chaotic"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Great work life balance 2. Great people-nice and friendly 3. Freedom to try new things

    Cons

    1. Poor management and management structures 2. Very political environment 3. Averse to change or improvement

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  4. "Good benefits, poor employer"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    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 feels like it's lost its way in terms of staff relations.

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  5. "Assistant lecturer"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at LSE part-time

    Pros

    Interesting people, work life balance

    Cons

    Salary could have been better

  6. "LSE Fellow"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - LSE Fellow 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at LSE for more than a year

    Pros

    - Good people and reputation - Good work/life balance

    Cons

    - Not that much of a team atmosphere - Contract is only one year rolling contract but they say you can stay for 3 years.

  7. "Student Helper at Careers Service - friendly part-time work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Helper in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very understanding of work-life balance; always helping to arrange work around studies, using a weekly sign-up system to organise shifts - Paid 10 pounds an hour often for 'easy' work, such as organising queues and crowds, registering attendees, arranging venue furniture, etc. - Evening and weekend shifts available - No minimum amount of work

    Cons

    - Ad hoc working, not to be relied on throughout the years - Even if you sign up for a shift, you may not be allocated to it

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good environment, but can be stressful"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LSE

    Pros

    There are lots of learning and development opportunities. Work-life balance is generally acceptable and the interesting LSE programme guarantees there is always opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Salaries for professional staff is less than at comparable universities. Departments appear rather thinly stretched at times.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work with just a few improvements needed"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LSE full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Fantastic brand and values. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Departments work in silos, which is not helped by senior management. More focus on academic development than on professional services development.

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  10. "Working at LSE"

    4.0
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at LSE

    Pros

    It was an okay place to work. Good work life balance

    Cons

    Casualisation of Academic work. Near zero career prospects for fellows

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