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Updated 13 September 2018
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  1. "Senior Management Accounts Officer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment to be a school leaver

    Cons

    There are no cons

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to add

    University College London Response

    29 Jun 2018 – Communications and Engagement Manager

    Hello, thanks so much for your review! We’re really pleased that you enjoyed your time with UCL.


  2. "PhD student"

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    Former Employee - London in Loughborough, England
    Former Employee - London in Loughborough, England

    I worked at University College London full-time

    Pros

    work-life balance. Freedom. independence. conferences.

    Cons

    occasional long hours. lack of support.

    University College London Response

    29 Jun 2018 – Communications and Engagement Manager

    Hello, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and highlighting the academic freedom at UCL, work-life balance and conferences. I hope your PhD went well!

    UCL’s Doctoral School is... More

  3. "Teaching Fellow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great manager, interesting & rewarding work and good skills development

    Cons

    Style of management was not consistent across senior staff
    Limited opportunities for progression


  4. "REsearch Associate"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Research Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family friendly environment and care about their staffs

    Cons

    The building infrastructure is very poor. They dont have an appropriate staff room


  5. "Depends on supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fair facilities and good location.

    Experience is dictated largely by the involvement and knowledge of your supervisor, as in any other place in academia

    Cons

    Experience is dictated largely by the involvement and knowledge of your supervisor, as in any other place in academia. In case it's not going well, not much one could do.

    University College London Response

    29 Jun 2018 – Communications and Engagement Manager

    Hello, thanks so much for taking the time to feedback. We completely agree with you about how important supervisors are in research training. UCL’s Doctoral School provides support for both research... More


  6. "Good Employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Teaching Fellow in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Teaching Fellow in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    a good employer with good career progression and attention to staff and support for their work and a good salary and perks

    Cons

    good supportive structures for academic careers in place and communication with top management is second to none. would be very difficult to find anything to say against them.

    University College London Response

    29 Jun 2018 – Communications and Engagement Manager

    Hello, thanks so much for your review and highlighting UCL’s support for academic careers. All the best with your career.


  7. "Interesting work, but difficult career progression"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England

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

    Pros

    Interesting work on diverse topics

    Cons

    Academic career advice varies a lot, depending on manager. Little possibility of career progression within UCL.

    University College London Response

    29 Jun 2018 – Communications and Engagement Manager

    Hello, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. It’s great to hear that you’re finding the work interesting and diverse!

    UCL is committed to supporting career development and last... More

  8. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University College London full-time

    Pros

    High reputation, diverse and international environment. So much social opportunities.

    Cons

    Lectures could be better, organization is poor

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more organized

    University College London Response

    29 Jun 2018 – Communications and Engagement Manager

    Hello, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and highlighting UCL’s reputation and diverse and international environment!

    Please do share any feedback with the programme leader or... More


  9. "full-time post doc"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, surrounded by great minds and good science

    Cons

    Can't think of any downside of working there

    University College London Response

    1 Jun 2018 – Communications and Engagement Manager

    Hello, thank you for your feedback – we’re delighted you enjoyed your time at UCL. We’re really proud of UCL’s ability to attract the brightest minds and be at the cutting edge of research.


  10. "PhD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University College London full-time

    Pros

    Facilities are great for an academia environment

    Cons

    management is bad, especially with the labs.


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