Imperial College London, Cancer Imaging, is the worst place I have ever worked.
Research Associate (Former Employee) – Hammersmith Campus – 8 March 2018
I knew I was in the wrong job from day 1. My line manager spoke to me for less than 5 mins, I was introduced to just 1 person (out of a group of over 15), there was no guided tour of the site and I had lunch on my own - not a great first day! Communication was very poor: there were no group meetings for the first 11 months, and no meetings to plan out work. The Ph. D students arrived any time they wanted between 9am and 1pm and had regular temper tantrums when they did not get their own way. There was no teaching structure put in place: if you needed to know a new technique/procedure, you had to look on the internet or waste a lot of time trying to figure it out. And to top it all, there was a clique of postdoctoral chemists and Ph. D students who thought they could do they liked, say what they liked, and treat all others badly - and so they did. All in all, the worst experience of my career to date.
Good transport links into/out of London.
No discipline, no communication, constant tantrums from students, no proper training, no meetings, dreadful management, no leadership.