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LSE Reviews

Updated 15 December, 2014
Updated 15 December, 2014
47 Reviews
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    N/A

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating
    Access to expertise
    Fun and informal

    Cons

    Slow administration
    IT facilities problems
    Salary varies a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good job minimal support

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn many skills and a good work-life balance

    Cons

    No opportunities for career progression

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    catering assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Catering Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Catering Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at LSE

    Pros

    great team, nice, fun! I have to prepare meals ! There was a friendly atmosphere, interacting with students was great ! I did this in parralle to my studies

    Cons

    tiring and hard. I had a low salary ( but good for the work I was doing) ! It was sometimes very long and hard and people do not notice you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Student experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BSc Management Student in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - BSc Management Student in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at LSE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    very international, great exposure to companies,

    Cons

    uni focused too much on research, rather than teaching

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus more on teaching

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    LSE is an absolutely amazing university!

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

    I worked at LSE

    Pros

    The professors are all at the forefront of their academic fields and generally have their own publications. There is a great amount of diversity, which gives it a truly universal feel. I worked for the Student's Union and they are by far the most influential group on campus and are constantly planning events throughout the year. Working for LSE is a great way to complement your studies and is a huge resume booster if you're doing research.

    Cons

    Sometimes the teaching load can be tough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A fantastic place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst/Programmer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst/Programmer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at LSE as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The office culture is very supportive, and management knows how to bring out the best of each individual. That removed a lot of stress and made the job very pleasant.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything, except for the break room was too small! Plus, I was on a short-term contract, and it had to end!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE part-time

    Pros

    very talented people
    good teaching experience
    good training

    Cons

    none, good place to work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Exciting place

    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant

    I worked at LSE as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere is intellectually stimulating. Many colleagues are respectful and supportive. Administrative work is handled very efficiently. Pay and training opportunities are good.

    Cons

    It is a very competitive environment and it can become quite stressful. Marking process should be reconsidered.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Research Centre

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSE part-time

    Pros

    I worked in a research centre at LSE and greatly enjoyed my time there. The staff is passionate and dedicated about their research. The schools is in a beautiful location and the centre is always up to date with the best technology.

    Cons

    Being in the centre of the city of London, transportation can get expensive. Additionally, pubs and restaurants surrounding the area are also very pricey.

  11.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSE

    Pros

    Has a solid set pay structure with generous annual leave (especially considering the additional school closure at Easter and Christmas). Provides plenty of opportunities to learn with grants offered if you want to pursue any courses or training in your spare time.

    Cons

    Each department feels like it operates on its own. Results in very little interaction and coordination with inconsistent policies across departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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