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University College London Reviews

Updated 17 November 2017
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  1. "Environment"

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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

    Great place to work, with an opportunity to improve skills and improve.

    Cons

    None really, UCL is a great employer


  2. "Good Uni"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good reputation and job prospects

    Cons

    Engineering department can be poorly run


  3. "MSc Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Analytical, international and gives great opportunity to develop ourselves and get ready for the business environment

    Cons

    Tiring, demanding, complicated. Especially for the ones who is not familiar with the system.


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  5. "Many opportunities at University College London"

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

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

    Pros

    Got the position of a Programming Mentor after doing well in my first year programming exams. Looked nice on my CV.

    Cons

    They pay you at the end of a term.


  6. "Transition Mentors"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University College London part-time

    Pros

    Good training, there is always support

    Cons

    Not much to do, unstructured


  7. "Good work culture"

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

    I have been working at University College London part-time

    Pros

    High quality people working on problems large and small, searching for new ideas

    Cons

    Not always particularly organised, unresponsive management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to academic staff more.


  8. "Good research institution"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This is the most famous university.

    Cons

    Too many students and too few classrooms.


  9. "Great place to contribute and learn"

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

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

    Pros

    UCL is a place to challenge your creativity by bringing theory into practice.

    Cons

    Nothing to do really with UCL, but London is a high maintenance city to live in.


  10. "Great institution, but..."

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

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

    Pros

    > Centrally located.
    > Excellent facilities, training, and access to the most brilliant mind in the world.
    > Excellent library access.

    Cons

    > Not much teaching opportunity for PhD student, if they exist, it is a relatively low-paid job.
    > Overstressed and overworked supervisors, always being pressured to bring in more funding to the department.
    > No opportunity to voice our concern about supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    Please look after the wellbeing of your PhD students too, don't just focus on your undergraduates.
    Please offer more stability for post-docs and research staffs, so they can focus on their current research and supervising the students well.


  11. "Good Place to work"

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

    Pros

    International University and diverse multicultural environment

    Cons

    Too many hierarchy in the senior management


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