Medical Research Council

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Medical Research Council Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
13 Reviews
3.7
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    a good place to get publications fast

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Scientist in Dundee, OR
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Scientist in Dundee, OR

    I have been working at Medical Research Council

    Pros

    very demanding environement but makes you progress in your career. Gets you publications, a good job and excellent recommendations to future employers.

    Cons

    A bit of a machine

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward your employees.

  2.  

    Great place for research but it depends on your research group

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Scientist in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Scientist in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Medical Research Council full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A great place to do scientific research of the highest caliber. It is a great place to form research collaborations and attend stimulating talks by international researchers.

    Cons

    Research direction is often determined by the group leader. Expected to work evenings and weekends in order to be productive. Pay is relatively low.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place for Fresh IT Graduates but can be hard for professionals

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    Former Employee - Help Desk and Technical Support Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Help Desk and Technical Support Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Medical Research Council full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, Flexible Time and excellent training and development program

    Cons

    Salary are not competitive, lower bands for IT analyst

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in human power and improve salaries for Support and Administration

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Resources Rich, Management Deaf

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Medical Research Council

    Pros

    Great people and resources.
    Stimulating research being done.
    Good collaborative environment.
    International.

    Cons

    Good researchers DO NOT make for good management. Bureaucracy is taking-over in a big way. Many many more administrators discussing and paper-pushing issues that simply are not relevant to primary mission of the Medical Research Council. The admin body is no longer supportive but has its own existence separate from the research. Scientists have a lot more paper-work and bureaucracy to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trim the admin staff back to bare levels and rebuild for an efficient core that supports primary function of the MRC.

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