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Updated 22 September 2018
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  1. "Postdoctoral researcher"

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

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

    Pros

    Very dynamical environment. Great science and plenty of opportunities for high-quality collaborations. Lots of resources.

    Cons

    Nothing particularly bad, the same cons that could be found in any other academic environment.

    Advice to Management

    Less bureaucracy, more science


  2. "Good place"

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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

    Good company benefits, good location in central london, annual leave days are generous

    Cons

    fast paced environment which can be hard

  3. "academic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University College London full-time

    Pros

    very good research atmosphere
    all academics in department work well together and there is a feel for unity

    Cons

    building is old and the las can be quite old fashioned


  4. "UCL"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great uni, great researchers, good facilities

    Cons

    Overcomplicated admin, slightly bureaucratic really


  5. "Great environment to develop yourself"

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

    I worked at University College London full-time

    Pros

    lots of opportunities and great support

    Cons

    lack of resource to do any work and lots of processes


  6. "Great University to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    + Good name to have on your CV
    + Many opportunities to growth and develop skills beside your daily work
    + Very big institute so it can be different depending on where you work, but generally you'll been working with very nice and smart people

    Cons

    - As all junior roles in academia, salary is not great, even though better than other institution around the world
    - Sometimes can be difficult to find the right support or help because its a huge university

    Advice to Management

    Try to mentor your PhD student and Postdoc not only for academic career tracks, but also for the different careers in the non-academic world. This would be critical for their future.


  7. "research associate"

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

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

    Pros

    nice work environment, challenge tasks

    Cons

    expensive area, otherwise nothing bad

  8. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    good team work and work atmosphere

    Cons

    workload can be overwhelming sometimes


  9. "Flexible place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University College London full-time

    Pros

    As usual for academic careers, there is a lot of flexibility in terms of how you spend your time

    Cons

    Lack of supportive management structure


  10. "Excellent place to work. Friendly colleagues."

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stimulating environment, top for research, good work life balance.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to apply for grants as PI.


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