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University College London Reviews

Updated 21 January 2018
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University College London Provost and President Michael Arthur
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  1. "Great experience"

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

    I have been working at University College London full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good lecturers, very nice campus, very well organized

    Cons

    Society life is not that vibrant, can be quite bureaucratic, some rooms aren't so nice


  2. "Library Shelver Salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No hassle and little surveillance; trusted to do the job. Friendly managers.

    Cons

    Repetitive. Dusty books. Book-shelves in annoying, cramped and and faffy crevices.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that all shelvers leave at the same time...


  3. "Good"

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

    I have been working at University College London full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working patterns, feeling valued at work

    Cons

    Not much room for progression


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  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Commercial Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University College London part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay for the work, very flexible hours and really good colleagues

    Cons

    Can be a very busy working environment


  6. "WT PhD at UCL"

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    Current Employee - WT PhD Student in London, England
    Current Employee - WT PhD Student in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University College London full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good stipend for a PhD
    Interesting projects to work with

    Cons

    Sink or swim attitude from management
    Stressful work environment
    PhD students seen by PIs as a cheap (free) labour

    Advice to Management

    PhD and academic career can be much more than publishing papers. This is ofter forgotten by people who run programs.


  7. "Good enough"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University College London full-time

    Pros

    -Excellent access to laboratory instruments
    - World-class academics

    Cons

    -Impersonal due to size and profit drive
    -Research groups are not always as collaborative as they could be


  8. "Teaching Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Fellow in London, England
    Current Employee - Teaching Fellow in London, England
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University College London full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have recently allowed tenure track promotions all the way to Professor without need for research.

    Cons

    Although rated very high academically, they do not integrate departments well, so it is still very silo based.

    Advice to Management

    Suggest that they integrate research better; they are doing among the students in engineering with the new integrated engineering program.


  9. "As always with science: great job, miserable pay"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Research Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University College London full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    UCL is a fantastic place to work. Atmosphere is very warm and productive.

    Cons

    There certain idiotic rules written by highest management to 'save money'.


  10. "Undergraduate Teaching Assistant at UCL"

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good academia and interesting research. Good staff as well.

    Cons

    Supervisors are always very busy so you need to run after them if you need anything.


  11. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Bloomsbury, England
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Bloomsbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    SO many. I have the most supportive supervisor, everyone in the lab is super friendly and likes socialising, and most importantly, this job is an amazing platform to go on and do further research because of the quality of the research and the reputation that UCL has. The campus is beautiful and has everything you need around it. I feel fully supported in my role, and my supervisor is very proactive in helping find further funding for whoever needs it.

    Cons

    Some of the labs and equipment are quite dated - I know finding funding is hard but would be nice to have a bit of a revamp!


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