Imperial College London Employee Reviews about "flexible working hours"

Updated Mar 11, 2020

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Imperial College London President Prof. Alice Gast
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  • "Some bureaucracy with expenses and we perhaps not enough career progression feedback(in 32 reviews)

  • "long hours, the supervisor is a bit unstable(in 29 reviews)

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  1. "All salaries are posted online"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Research Associate 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

    Flexible working hours, state of the art research

    Cons

    No perks, health insurance poor

    Imperial College London2020-03-11
  2. "Postdoc @ imperial college"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate 

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

    Pros

    Hour flexible working with smart people

    Cons

    No life-work boundary Supervisor has too much power

    Imperial College London2019-09-10
  3. "Tough on Students but Take Care of Staff"

    5.0
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    Current Intern - UROP Student in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, standard base academic pay for low experience positions, great pay and lifestyle for other staff and academic positions, not to mention to work on or support absolutely cutting edge research. Good culture for staff but definitely not always for students.

    Cons

    Cons are mostly about student well being, less of a focus on teaching and more on research might be a con for some. Any salary/pensions cons tend to be because of nation wide factors coming from government policy and academia standards.

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    Imperial College London2019-08-04
  4. "OK, very competitive environment, no career progression, poor annual leave and pension"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Teaching Fellow 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imperial College London part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working money off at the V&A cafe and shop Handy for Hyde Park and museums

    Cons

    Hierarchical and old fashioned - got to sit and wait your turn to be promoted Pretty exploitative package for teaching fellows - essentially doing lecturing job (UG and PG teaching and doing research) but not on an academic contract, no USS pension and only 25 days leave. Everywhere in H.E is 30 or (usually) 35 days leave with USS or teachers pension with an academic contract. Teaching fellows are cheap backdoor lecturers, and there seem to be more and more places offering this cheap, cut down version of the lecturer job.

    Imperial College London2019-08-10
  5. "Great wage and benefits, supportive environment"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Education Quality Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great wage, especially comparative to other universities No expectation to do more than the standard 9-5 hours Flexible working conditions Nice colleagues

    Cons

    Not much that I can think of

    Imperial College London2019-07-06
  6. "Great place for Research"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Research Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - lots of resources - direct connection to lead academics in any field - flexible working hours - nice location

    Cons

    - very competitive environment - lack of career progression

    Imperial College London2019-06-22
  7. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours (working from home)

    Cons

    Flexible working hours (you have to work until you are done with something - it means sometimes more than 12 hours)

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    Imperial College London2019-06-20
  8. "Research Assistant"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Research Assistant 

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time

    Pros

    international vibes, flexible working, health and safety

    Cons

    HR problems, Sister campus are not as vibrant as the main one

    Imperial College London2019-04-17
  9. "Student caller"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Student Caller in South Kensington, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Imperial College London part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pretty decent pay for what you would receive as a student, around £10 - 12 an hour. Flexible working hours, requiring a minimum of 2, 3-hour shifts a week.

    Cons

    Can take a while to get use to the system. Have to take an induction training course over a weekend without pay

    Imperial College London2019-03-16
  10. "PMO"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Imperial College London full-time

    Pros

    Good Salary, good work balance, flexible working

    Cons

    Negative work environment, lack of stability

    Imperial College London2019-02-21
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