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University College London Reviews

Updated 12 December 2017
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  1. "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.


  2. "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.


  3. "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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  5. "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.


  6. "Msc geoscience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University College London full-time

    Pros

    well renowned university, recognised around the worlld

    Cons

    poor timing and communication


  7. "Good but too big & growing..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My department is young, friendly and forward thinking

    Cons

    Communication within department and UCL surrounding changes, progression, HR developments etc is poor

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff - they are the ones keeping things going


  8. "Studying at UCL"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University College London full-time

    Pros

    Loved my experience at UCL! The learning environment and resources were great and support continues even after graduation. There was a very personal feel to my study at UCL with lots of contact with lecturers and professors. There are many short courses and societies available to meet lots of new people.

    Cons

    Careers advice is not the best


  9. "Queen Square Brain Bank post doc"

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    Former Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in London, England
    Former Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University College London full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, fun and relatively laid back environment which inspires open collaboration and team work.

    Cons

    Antiquated lab equipment, poor lab management and poor communication from supervisors

    Advice to Management

    Talk openly to your employees! If the lab manager is not effective delegate some of their responsibility!


  10. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Biomedical Scientist in London, England
    Former Employee - Biomedical Scientist in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    ENjoyable, friendly, great facilities and people

    Cons

    not well paid, commute was awful


  11. "Teaching Fellow Positions at UCL"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University College London part-time

    Pros

    Wonderfully located university with world class research staff and facilities

    Cons

    Limited training for Teaching Fellows, higher salaries would be welcome


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