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Imperial College London Research Fellow Reviews

Updated May 26, 2020

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Imperial College London President Prof. Alice Gast
Prof. Alice Gast
3 Ratings
  1. "Good employer overall, good training oppportunities"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Research Fellow 

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time

    Pros

    good postdoctoral support programs available

    Cons

    limited opportunity for progression in some departments

    Imperial College London2019-06-05
  2. "Does not live up to its reputation"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Research Fellow in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imperial College London for more than 3 years

    Pros

    In the heart of London, ample travel budget available.

    Cons

    Very unprofessional environment, they do not have enough office space available, some offices have no windows, Professors supervise too many students at a time, personal interests seem more important than professional development, little to no communication in the group.

    Imperial College London2020-05-26
  3. "good networking - lack of infrustructure"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    well connected good networking good support for students career opportunities

    Cons

    lack of space for research high overhead costs poor management

    Imperial College London2020-05-18
  4. "Research Fellow"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Fellow 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice organisation and supportive structure

    Cons

    Career progression in academia is difficult

    Imperial College London2019-11-06
  5. "Research Fellow in School of Medecine"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Extensive support for postdocs and fellows (dedicated department) Highly flexible Many internal funding opportunities

    Cons

    London is very expensive Commuting times and distances

    Imperial College London2019-10-21
  6. "Supportive environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Useful training courses to PDRAs.

    Cons

    Limited spaces in the open office.

    Imperial College London2019-02-13
  7. "Fine for students"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Location, good facilities and excellent place to learn

    Cons

    Very poor work life balance, pay is not comparable to experience, poor for staff, good for students

    Imperial College London2018-07-18
  8. "Top Research University"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Prestigious university with very good resources for cutting-edge research.

    Cons

    Very competitive as far as universities go. It is an academic institution, so be prepared to earn little on a temporary contract.

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    Imperial College London2017-11-09
  9. "Postdoctoral Fellow"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very clever Colleagues who can inspire you and are mostly helpful. It depends of course on what you make of it.

    Cons

    Some Core facilities could be much better organized. The pay could be higher, but it is not that bad either.

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    Imperial College London2016-10-23
  10. "Research Fellow"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very good industry connections. Good understanding of business processes. Working with some very inspiring and intelligent individuals

    Cons

    Too business like. A lot of pressure. Not treated as an intelligent individual, but mostly as a pair of hands. Too many managers!

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    Imperial College London2015-11-18
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