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King's College London Reviews

Updated 22 September, 2018
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King's College London President PROFESSOR EDWARD BYRNE AC
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Pros
  • "Excellent growth opportunities, flexible working days, fast-paced work environment" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Good facilities, great location to work in" (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is a distinct air of arrogance at the senior management level" (in 14 reviews)

  • "There are no cons (for me personally) at this point" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Video Producer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at King's College London full-time

    Pros

    Great location
    Opportunities for collaboration and to work your way up
    Chance to make of the job what you want to get out of it
    I was able to work with amazing London institutions through the King's connection - The Globe, British Museum, Royal Opera House etc.

    Cons

    The actual office I was in wasn't nice, but this is just a gamble, so of the newer office spaces (e.g. Bush House) are lovely.


  2. "Postdoc in physics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at King's College London full-time

    Pros

    Very strong physics department with open collaborative culture. Particularly strong in electronic structure. Good social scene (for a physics department) with regular events and pub outings.

    Cons

    General maintenance is poor - there was a broken toilet for two years. IT department can be slow and mistakes are common, especially for HPC.

    Advice to Management

    Respond to maintenance requests quicker and do a proper job, not just a quick fix. Improve IT services

  3. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at King's College London full-time

    Pros

    Great networks to collaborate with other researhers and new methods and algorithms to develop

    Cons

    Lack of professional development help


  4. "A good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand, everyone feels proud to work there.
    Some of the campus buildings are lovely.
    Good annual leave.

    Cons

    Can be a little stuck up.
    Managers usually aren't trained properly.


  5. "Collaborative and flexible"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I have been working at King's College London full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall nice work environment.

    Cons

    Small chances to stay in academia after graduation. Salary not the best


  6. "Innovative Research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at King's College London full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked for the Institue of Liver Studies as a scientist. The environment and support was great.

    Cons

    Admin would sometimes be a stumbling block but not often


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at King's College London part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Had a good manager here

    Cons

    Not enough room for progression

  8. "Senior Marketing Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at King's College London full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Prestigious organisation. Casual environment. Excellent work/life balance. Central London location. Access to facilities such as facilities, gyms, etc.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than similar jobs in other sectors and industries. Not enough accountability. Having to deal with egos of academics


  9. "meh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at King's College London full-time

    Pros

    it has a really strong background

    Cons

    very bad organisation of lectures and not only


  10. "Good University"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at King's College London full-time

    Pros

    Nice and friendly place to work, great professionals and supportive colleagues

    Cons

    Communications seems a problem,

    Advice to Management

    Improve contact with staff on the ground


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