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University College London Reviews

Updated 7 Apr 2020

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4.0
79%
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University College London Provost and President Michael Arthur
Michael Arthur
179 Ratings
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  • "not much interaction with rest of UCL departments(in 38 reviews)

  • "Open Access isn't for everyone, making it harder for people outside academia to be published(in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Administrative 
    Recommends

    I worked at University College London full-time

    Pros

    Really friendly and supportive atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not brilliant career progression within departments.

    University College London2020-01-21
  2. "Fantastic place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at University College London full-time

    Pros

    Productive lively and friendly place to work

    Cons

    Busy and cramped work spaces

    University College London2020-04-07
  3. "academic hub"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at University College London full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    excellent place to do academic research with less stress

    Cons

    lower salary than commercial companies

    University College London2020-04-01
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in London, England

    I worked at University College London full-time

    Pros

    Exciting culture. Fine personnel.

    Cons

    Lack of lab space

    University College London2020-03-22
  5. "University Post Doc"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University College London full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours dependent upon manager Opportunity to get a wide breadth of experience - teaching, tutorials, lecturing, workshops, research, training Great pension Student discount permanently

    Cons

    Space is limited (central London) Few positions open up as permanent roles (lecturers, prof's etc)

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    University College London2020-03-11
  6. "Good University but the salary isn't following"

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    Current Employee - Postgraduate Teaching Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University College London full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Large campus with a world reknown team, small groups of students and high responsiblity job.

    Cons

    Low pay and lots of extra hours demanded without being paid. PTA need urgent salary raise!

    University College London2020-03-23
  7. "SSQM undergraduate student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University College London full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    recognised uni with good degrees and facilities

    Cons

    bad staff. Don't really care about teaching you but only about their personal projects

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    University College London2020-03-09
  8. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University College London full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Small team. opportunity to work with other HR teams and access self development

    Cons

    Promotion limited due to structure, systems slow, change fatigue

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    University College London2020-03-09
  9. "Great place for work"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England

    I worked at University College London full-time

    Pros

    Everything is good at UCL

    Cons

    The UCL is really having a space problem, the office building is located at the center of London after all.

    University College London2020-03-08
  10. "Flexible"

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

    I have been working at University College London full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible, plenty of opportunities, location

    Cons

    Corporate, heavy workload due to rate of expansion

    University College London2020-03-08
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