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Sanger Institute Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Very good academic institution

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Hinxton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Hinxton, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge science
    Nice people to collaborate and network
    Good life/work balance
    Very good benefits for an academic institution

    Cons

    Little possibility to progress your career at the institute
    Management was not the best but this depends on your line manager

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It will change the way you think about science.....it's all about the big picture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sanger Institute

    Pros

    Good resource
    Good opportunities to present your work
    Being surrounded by great minds
    Having free access to the WT scientific conferences and courses
    Talks from world leaders

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. It's hard to climb the ladder.
    Only Faculty can have home office project licences and grants.
    Post-docs can only stay 3 years.
    Salaries aren't great - in line with Cambridge Uni.

  3.  

    Good but not amazing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Sanger Institute full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Nice campus with lots of sports facilities and canteen
    - Free shuttle buses to Cambridge and surrounding villages
    - Not very stressful environment
    - Lots of talks given by guests from all over the world
    - Interesting work environment

    Cons

    - A bit disorganized - starting from HR, IT
    - Annoying rule not letting you take holidays when going away for a conference - you need to leave at most 2 days before, and 2 after(no matter if you travel 10h-15h) and even 2 days is hard to obtain
    - Hard to obtain the hardware configuration that you want for your work machine - they have only standard things they want to give and nothing else
    - Old IT infrastructure (not the most modern -- annoying sometimes)
    - Very Perl-oriented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop the "no holidays after/before conference" rule!

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  5.  

    Great opportunity to do things, not much creative thinking.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great resources and facilities, lots of space.

    Cons

    Assembly line factory science. Anti-intellectual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Facilitate collaborations with Cambridge departments at an individual level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Post-doc at Sanger

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sanger Institute

    Pros

    good campus, excellent facilities, good academic environment

    Cons

    unfocused management, unclear prospects, poor team working across the institute

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    Sanger

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

    I have been working at Sanger Institute full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at Sanger

    Cons

    The location is rather inconvenient

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