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4.1 10 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

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Sir Leszek Borysiewicz

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86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    An excellent place to work!

    Assistant Research Scientist (Current Employee) Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    ProsExtremely friendly people to work with; time to explore and learn new techniques and technologies; very satisfying projects to work on - that might actually benefit human society in the long run; opportunities for networking.

    ConsAt the moment, and for the foreseeable future the HGU will be a building site - the extremely limited parking will soon disappear!

    Advice to Senior ManagementProject Management could be improved.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Valuable Experience in Academia

    Visiting Student (Former Employee) Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    ProsPeople are very nice, despite the ambitious athmosphere. The CBU offers great resources and its closeness to the Cambridge University brings an additional range of benefits. Overall I can highly recommend applying to the CBU.

    ConsIf you are going to undergo a PhD Programme in the CBU, a potential downside is the lack of conference funding. Students are encouraged to seek for funding in the colleges and via their external scholarships, which is fine most of the time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Friendly organisation with great training opportunities for early in career

    Clinical Trialist At Clinical Trials Unit (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsVery friendly work environment: does not feel heirarchical
    Great reputation
    Opportunties for travel
    Training opportunities are good- especially for those starting a career in clinical trials, who often move on to senior positions at other organisations within a few years
    Opportunities to work outside of your formal job description allow you to build up further expertise and carve out the career you want.
    Academic environment allows greater involvement in trial design and decision making
    Lunchtime seminars with great external speakers
    Flexi-time

    ConsEmployees often find they have to leave to progress in their field- promotion can be difficult.
    Whilst you often find yourself working outside your formal job description and this can be interesting and challenging, this is not always properly recognised by management in terms of pay and promotion opportunities
    Salaries are lower than found elsewhere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview promotional opportunites to avoid losing accomplished staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent support from a prestigious research council but poor stipend value compared to Wellcome Trust

    PhD Student- Immunology (Current Employee)

    Pros-Prestigious research funding body; even non-scientists know who they are
    -Generous travel allowance (~ £500 p.a)
    -Access to world-leading resources

    Cons-Stipend is CONSIDERABLY lower than those given by the Wellcome Trust or charities such as ARC or the MS society (these funding streams start at ~ £19,000- £21,000 p.a, MRC is around £13,000)

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer greater financial incentives for PhD students; there is a great disparity between your funding stream and projects in the charity / private sector.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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