LSE Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
39 Reviews
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39 Reviews
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  1.  

    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.

  2.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

    Organised!

    Current Employee - GTA in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - GTA in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at LSE as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great teaching experience, facilities and training

    Cons

    Students can be demanding

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  5.  

    Eh

    Former Employee - Part Time Research/Program Support in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Part Time Research/Program Support in London, England (UK)

    I worked at LSE part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a beautiful and well-known university at the heart of London

    Cons

    Professors were less impressive that I expected- could just have been my department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to generally be less dysfunctional! Don't push beloved professors out (by say, cutting their well-attended class in their area of specialty and forcing them to teach large lecture intro classes), even if they are a bit ornery and maybe try working in a company sometime to make your work a bit more relevant.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    comfortable job and good pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Laptop Surgery in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Laptop Surgery in London, England (UK)

    I worked at LSE part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    very nice place to work and very good pay

    Cons

    sometimes it was a bit boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer some training maybe assuming we know everything was not good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Academic

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

    I have been working at LSE full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Extremely academic/work focussed which pushes you to work hard
    - Amazing reputation for a university

    Cons

    - Can be too academic at some times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Library Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Library Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at LSE full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I work as a Library Assistant and we are paid well compared to the same position in public libraries. My salary started at £24.300 and is now already at £25.400 after less than 2 years.Very good holidays and sickness allowance

    Cons

    No career perspective. Very ripetitive tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should be more positive and try to give good vibes in the office.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    superb

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Representative in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student Representative in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at LSE part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    London School of Economics (Student representative,Accounting Dept)-London,UK Oct 2013-July 2014
    initiated and organised several meeting whereby various issues pertaining to student welfare were discussed with professors and appropriate actions were taken
    organised several events such as talk shows with guest speakers, exam workshops,career events and alumni & networking events

    Cons

    could improve on training as well as assistance provided to students
    Nevertheless,the opportunities provided really helped me grow as an individual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    could improve on training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at LSE part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Knowledgeable and nice staff, good and flexible hours

    Cons

    Non really. A good part-time job in the summer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Highly competitive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSE

    Pros

    Great connections to established companies and the smartest people.

    Cons

    Competitive culture and lack of feed back given.

    Doesn't Recommend
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