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London Business School Reviews

Updated 18 April 2019
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Pros
  • "People, work life balance and L&D opportunities" (in 7 reviews)

  • "If you like the intellectual side of business then this is a great place to be" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management is completely out of touch with the needs of staff" (in 7 reviews)

  • "High staff turnover, your success depends on how much the senior staff like you, not how hard you work or how efficient you are" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at London Business School full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative, network, excellent faculties, excellent environment

    Cons

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  2. "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at London Business School full-time

    Pros

    world class colleagues, location & faculty

    Cons

    low salaries in comparison to sector average

  3. "London Business School"

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    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in London, England
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at London Business School full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of learning and development opportunities

    Cons

    Lower salaries compared to other higher education institutions

    Advice to Management

    Invest more into staff and take an interest in their career progression if you want to reduce staff turnover.


  4. "Amazing location, great staff benefits but people are very overworked and management is awful!"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at London Business School full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Location, free gym, swimming pool, good holidays

    Cons

    Management, lack of growth unless you are friends with higher up management, people are encouraged to go behind each other backs and report small things like lunch break timings, 2 mins lateness


  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at London Business School full-time

    Pros

    Great location
    Good commute
    Good opportunities to progress

    Cons

    The pay needs to be looked at


  6. "Don't come here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at London Business School full-time

    Pros

    Good on your CV but not worth it

    Cons

    HR is not independent and very connected with upper management. Be cautious

    Advice to Management

    Change all senior HR members


  7. "Salary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at London Business School full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    free gym and swimming pool, heavily discounted fitness classes

    Cons

    Favouritism at work place - those who are liked by management are treated better than others.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair

  8. "Recruitment and Admissions Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at London Business School full-time

    Pros

    great atmosphere, students and global mindset
    excellent profiles of students, alumni and the academic community
    diverse staff contributing to the community
    excellent school reputation, professional environment; I really enjoyed working there, the community is really something quite unique

    Cons

    salaries are on average 15-25% lower than in other organisations in business education/higher education (comparative posts); this contributes to staff turnover as people do not feel appreciated in financial terms; another minus is that opportunities for progression/promotion are quite limited (few posts, strong internal competition, relationships often more important than competencies

    Advice to Management

    pay people more to retain talent - people want to stay butt this is London and we've got bills and mortgages to pay


  9. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at London Business School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunities to get involved in student life as a staff member
    - Diverse
    - Well known institution
    - Quite a good work-life balance

    Cons

    - Pay is extremely low
    - Limited progression
    - Constant turnover
    - Senior management is completely out of touch with the needs of staff. You will find people complaining constantly about their working situation, which can be demotivating.
    - Some employees expected to work 60+ hours a week with limited support


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to gain some experience at early career stages"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at London Business School full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexibility, easy going working environment

    Cons

    no real opportunities for career growth; high valued employees are not retained; salaries are not competitive, politics and favoritism; employees leave managers not companies

    Advice to Management

    pay more and give real opportunities for growth to employees based on merit