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University College London CEO Michael Arthur
Michael Arthur
148 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent team, great location, good flexible working hours(in 39 reviews)

  • "UCL ended up in seventh place in the QS ranking, right behind the University of Oxford(in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • "Cannot think of any cons for being a student at UCL(in 32 reviews)

  • "Noise pollution and didn't like academia(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University College London part-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great team, boss and flexibility.

    Cons

    None, but depends on department

    University College London2019-05-25
  2. "Student review"

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      Current Employee - Graduate Student 

      I have been working at University College London full-time

      Pros

      good content of module teaching

      Cons

      bad design of module setting

      University College London2019-05-21
    • "great place to do research"

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

      I have been working at University College London full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      expertise, location, reputation, colleagues, travel

      Cons

      working in the UCL area, and living close by is expensive

      University College London2019-05-20
    • "A great Place to work"

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      Current Employee - Research Associate 

      I have been working at University College London full-time

      Pros

      Awesome work culture and research infrastructure

      Cons

      Very hard promotion crieteria to be met

      University College London2019-05-17
    • "It is a good title. You get to learn alot"

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      Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student 

      I have been working at University College London full-time

      Pros

      They are helpful and understanding

      Cons

      Work long hours to meet deadline

      University College London2019-05-15
    • "A decent enough employer"

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

      I have been working at University College London part-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      UCL offers generous holiday allowance and pays well for the Higher Education sector.

      Cons

      Quite a bureaucratic system and archaic in its departments' organisation. Often demands more of people than they can cope rather than opening up new positions to share workload.

      University College London2019-05-15
    • "PhD student"

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      Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England

      I have been working at University College London full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Learn a lot, Potential to have a lot of control as to what you can do

      Cons

      Very hit and miss in supervision Can drag if you're not self motivatd

      University College London2019-05-11
    • "A privilege to work here."

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      Current Employee - Financial Planning and Analysis Manager in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at University College London full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      One of the best universities in the world.

      Cons

      Not many I can think of.

      Advice to Management

      Invest in the long term; academically and financially.

      University College London2019-05-10
    • "PhD at UCL"

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      Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England
      Recommends

      I have been working at University College London full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      State of the art facilities, competitive, many opportunities, no finance problem, collaborations, freedom

      Cons

      not so many women in a position of power, too much independence in the early stage of PhD, not so much time to focus on one project

      Advice to Management

      flexibility, more care of people

      University College London2019-05-06
    • "The focus is on their ground-breaking research, not you"

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      Former Employee - Research Assistant in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at University College London full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Awe-inspiring cutting edge research happening around you Great location A lot of cultural and scientific events occuring

      Cons

      Competitive environment Poor progression opportunities Cramped and chaotic working space

      Advice to Management

      Value your staff, and act accordingly

      University College London2019-05-20
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