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Imperial College London President & Rector Sir Keith O’Nions
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40 Ratings

    Highly stimulating environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time (more than 10 years)


    Prestigious and big employer with excellent reputation for research
    Good research facilities
    Excellent opportunity for learning and development
    Nice colleagues, diverse, open-minded and friendly
    Intellectually stimulating atmosphere, lots of things are going on
    Flexible working hours


    Lack of career progression, to move up you need to move out.
    Loyalty to institution is not valued and is seen as a liability and inability
    Bullying, intimidation and no job security. After 4 years as a postdoc you become permanent and your contract could be terminated with 1 month notice and barely 1 month pay. This creates a vial atmosphere of dependency and bullying. Lots of nasty things are going behind the lab doors and the Institute doesn't care as long as PI brings in bags of money. It's all about money.
    Sexism - if you are a woman your life is harder.

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    Ask more for feedback and be receptive to feedback. React to bullying and harassment allegations. Even if education is a business it has to have a human face.

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Imperial College London Interviews

Updated 25 Sep, 2014
Updated 25 Sep, 2014

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    PhD Student Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Imperial College London.

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    I got two interviews, both by Skype. Nothing technical, they were just looking for an highly motivated candidate with some previous experience which were adaptable to the project. You can find the questions by googling it. The interviewers were super friendly

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Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1907
Type College/University
Industry Education
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

You don't need a Time Machine to get into Imperial College London, just some good grades and the desire for an education. The former school of author H.G. Wells offers undergraduate and postgraduate education to some 13,000 students at its campuses in London, Kent, Berks, and Middlesex. The school is known for its science and technology, but it also offers courses in agriculture, business, the humanities, and medicine. The departments are organized into four main faculties: engineering, natural sciences, medicine, and the Tanaka Business School and Humanities, named after... More

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