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University College London Reviews

Updated 19 March 2019
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  • "Not a great place if you want career progression" (in 15 reviews)

  • "High-tech research skills; good work-life balance; good environment, etc" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University College London full-time

    Pros

    Great teachers and interesting colleagues.

    Cons

    Classes could be more engaging sometimes


  2. "PhD Candidate"

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

    I have been working at University College London full-time

    Pros

    Freedom to be creative, relaxed environment as well as belonging to an institution leader in research

    Cons

    Little supervision can be hard sometimes, very independent work

  3. "Excellent place for all round development"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in London, England
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in London, England

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. State of the art research facilities. Adequate mentorship. All round development.

    Cons

    Not adequate opening for early career researchers


  4. "Management Science Student"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities and good facilities

    Cons

    too many people and students


  5. "Enjoyable experience however have left academia"

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

    Pros

    Great people and great location

    Cons

    Noise pollution and didn't like academia


  6. "Good employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University College London full-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities to carry out collaborative work

    Cons

    Very little training to develop skills outside the lab


  7. "Research Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University College London full-time

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    Not much teaching experience for the young researchers

  8. "MSc Student"

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    Current Employee - MSC Student in Bloomsbury, England
    Current Employee - MSC Student in Bloomsbury, England
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff, exceptional research, great lecturing and personal tutoring.

    Cons

    Cannot think of any cons for being a student at UCL!


  9. "UCL is research-leading university all over the world."

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

    I have been working at University College London full-time

    Pros

    UCL has a very strong research reputation

    Cons

    Because its very central location in London, it offers a limited office room space


  10. "good pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University College London full-time

    Pros

    Good pay
    treated well

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities to move within the organisation