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Updated 9 August 2018
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  1. "Highly experienced"

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    Current Contractor - Lecturer in London, England
    Current Contractor - Lecturer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University College London as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Centre of London, very much convenient

    Cons

    Expensive area, everything is very expensive

    Advice to Management

    Live outside of London


  2. "Salaries not kept up with the market"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in London, England
    Current Employee - Lecturer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University College London full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working
    Working from home
    Freedom to choose your own projects

    Cons

    -If you are are in a STEM/business discipline the salary is too low compared to likeminded universities (Imperial october 2018 is boosting all academic salaries up to keep up with the competition). Likewise our grads salaries are likely to be at least 30% more than the salary of a lecturer.
    -Proffessional services staff are incompetent. Three weeks to get a a 1 manned costing model is a joke. There is no control over their workload so do as they please.
    -In general academia suffers from good resource management thus academics struggle with their time management.

    Advice to Management

    Reform academic salaries - look at Imperial's approach
    Streamline professional services - there are more PFS staff than academic
    Reduce your overheads

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Inefficient place"

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in London, England
    Former Employee - Lecturer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University College London full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many nice academic colleagues.

    Cons

    The management is getting worse: too many micro-management. The work load including teaching, marking and administrative role is quite high. Get promoted is difficult.


  4. "UCL"

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

    Pros

    lots of money
    few work

    Cons

    students are too annoying
    students are kinda stupid

    Advice to Management

    keep the students quiet, they are too annoying


  5. "Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer
    Current Employee - Lecturer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility; Location; History of institution; international reputation; diversity of students; libraries; central London; size;

    Cons

    Obscure approach to promotions
    Poor work-life balance
    Staff are definitely not up on their agenda

    Advice to Management

    Start valuing your staff