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University College London Reviews

Updated 6 December 2017
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  1. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University College London full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly and dynamic environment

    Cons

    Depending on team, work-life balance can be difficult


  2. "Nice holiday - not worth it for the poor culture"

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    Former Employee - Philanthropy Officer in London, England
    Former Employee - Philanthropy Officer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance

    Great holiday allowance

    Cons

    Very slow pace of work

    Senior Management rarely responsive to issues and not motivated to help their teams grow


  3. "Clinical Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University College London full-time

    Pros

    Career advancement, many opportunities to attend training and courses, lots of annual leave & Uni closure days off

    Cons

    Quite disorganised, frequently short staffed

    Advice to Management

    Improve HR processes that slow down recruitment of new staff so new hires are in place to receive a handover from outgoing staff


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  5. "technician / part time phd"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University College London full-time

    Pros

    nice environment, people and good boss

    Cons

    low salary, not the cleanest work building


  6. "PhD. student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England
    Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great environment for learning and developing personally

    Cons

    supervisors can be too busy to help you


  7. "Fantastic place for growth in central London"

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

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

    Pros

    I've been working as a research associate for just over a year and have loved my time at UCL. The access I have has a biomedical researcher to the many world class hospitals as well as research facilities is remarkable. I get to work with people from all around the world and is an incredibly intellectually stimulating environment. My colleagues are hardworking professionals and the bosses are very approachable and supportive. I also get the perks of being in central London.

    Cons

    The UCL admin can be quite slow at times so you may need to consistently nag them to push things to go through. As the university is scattered a bit throughout a major city, your division/department may feel like a small part of a big machine - though to be fair, the different UCL campuses are well situated and possibly more united geographically than other big city universities.

    Advice to Management

    If you could invest in more efficient workflow through the admin team, the rest of the staff would be very grateful. Thanks.


  8. "Typical public sector"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    World class university for medicine

    Cons

    pompus academics, controlling manager, typical public sector mentality , say one thing do another, no ethics or morals whatso ever

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to yourselves and also to the employees. Pay them the market rate if you want the best out of them


  9. "Academia as a career path"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at University College London full-time

    Pros

    Good university, smart people, flexible hours, for someone who loves research, you do what you like to do

    Cons

    Low salary. Almost no promotion! Think twice before starting a career in academia, it's not a career path.


  10. "master student"

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

    I worked at University College London full-time

    Pros

    the uni is so large and offers a wide range of activities and resources.

    Cons

    because of a large number of the student, there is less tailored teaching to your needs, which is really bad.


  11. "research associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University College London full-time

    Pros

    Good reputation, High standard Institute

    Cons

    Career progression is difficult


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