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University College London Reviews

Updated 14 February 2018
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  1. "Great place to contribute and learn"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Great institution, but..."

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in London, England
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in London, England
    Recommends
    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.


  3. "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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  5. "Research associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research & Development Specialist in London, England
    Former Employee - Research & Development Specialist in London, England

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

    Pros

    Very nice, friendly and accommodating working evironment

    Cons

    - Lack of physical space
    - Low salaries, not on par with life in London


  6. "Good experience very friendly people"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University College London part-time

    Pros

    Very pleasant, convenient if you are a student

    Cons

    Not that challenging, could have done harder projects

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "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


  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "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


  11. "PhD. student"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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