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University College London Reviews

Updated 18 Jul 2019

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University College London CEO Michael Arthur
Michael Arthur
155 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent team, great location, good flexible working hours(in 40 reviews)

  • "UCL offers generous holiday allowance and pays well for the Higher Education sector(in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • "I have no cons to say about UCL(in 36 reviews)

  • "Noise pollution and didn't like academia(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Good university. Probably same issues as many..."

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in London, England

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

    Pros

    Prestigious university with a good reputation.

    Cons

    Organisation can be an issue and can be very political/hierarchical in some departments/institutes.

    University College London2019-07-18
  2. "PhD student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location, prestige, extracurricular activities and courses for self-development, friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Payments are sometimes late, can be a bit disorganised

    University College London2019-07-17
  3. "Research Technician"

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    Current Employee - Research Techcnician 

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

    Pros

    Good support systems including personal development training, access to seminars and conferences by leading researchers, a relatively competitive salary for the position, excellent holiday and pension entitlements.

    Cons

    Not a strong sense of community.

    University College London2019-07-16
  4. "Good university, nice people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
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    I have been working at University College London full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    High rank university, highly motivated researchers.

    Cons

    Crowded in central London, very expensive for living

    University College London2019-07-12
  5. "Drug Discovery"

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good holidays, pension, freedom to work to own schedule

    Cons

    pay is poor compared to similar institutions

    University College London2019-07-13
  6. "High quality research"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate 

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

    Pros

    Huge scientific network High quality research Care for diversity integration

    Cons

    The work is not always optimized

    University College London2019-07-07
  7. "very good"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Equal opportunities. Good work environment

    Cons

    The usual of academic jobs. Not competitive salaries compared to the industry

    University College London2019-07-07
  8. "Good and bad."

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    Current Employee - PhD Student 

    I have been working at University College London full-time

    Pros

    Great academic environment. Experience will vary depending on supervisors.

    Cons

    Bad organisation at times

    University College London2019-07-07
  9. "Overall good"

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    Former Employee - PhD Student in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University College London full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great research opportunities, lots of interesting people to collaborate with. Great lectures.

    Cons

    Traditionally minded researchers, not enough applied practices.

    Advice to Management

    Create more applied practices, more accessible career advice

    University College London2019-07-05
  10. "Good work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow 

    I have been working at University College London full-time

    Pros

    Good location, flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Practically no benefits but this reflects careers in science and academia in general.

    University College London2019-07-04
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