Cancer Research Technology

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Cancer Research Technology Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dissapointing leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cancer Research Technology full-time

    Pros

    There is still some very interesting science being done at CRT, and for some very few lucky individuals there are also reasonable to good career opportunities.

    Cons

    On the whole the outlook is bleak. The company is moving to an 'alliance model', i.e. funded soley by external partners (the charity no longer supports CRT directly). The effect is that CRT is becoming a CRO for early discovery; couple this with working on risky oncology targets, suscess is far from assured and funding far from secure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Externally: Fight our corner at CRUK and clarify our role in delivering patient benefit
    Internally: Don't talk about personal / career development when you have no chance of delivering this across the board

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Where to start...

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cancer Research Technology full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    None that I can think of. The campus is quite nice though although there is no interaction with the other companies on site.

    Cons

    Strange organisational structure. All the middle management have been entrenched for a long time so no new ideas. Politics drive decision making. A few people appear busy but for the most part this is a part-time job with so little expectations on the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slimline the management and stop thinking like a big pharma company - you are not that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Been here for a few years now and it's gone from OK to terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cancer Research Technology full-time

    Pros

    Cutting edge science with some good equipment

    Cons

    the directionless (lab) management team are unwilling to make tough decisions and unable to communicate relying on "word of mouth and gossip" as a tool for information desemination
    favouritism is rife
    blame culture exists
    the company is turning into a CRO
    poor career opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make some timely decisions and communicate them
    Jus in case you were not aware, morale is at an all time low in the lab

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Science

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Cancer Research Technology

    Pros

    - opportunity to work on some cutting edge science
    - collaborate with leading academics and industry peers
    - well equipped labs for the size company
    - good people to work with

    Cons

    - poor opportunites for personal and professional development
    - politics
    - parts of the buisness can be somewhat isolated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better delegation to staff
    multi-site labs/offices are clearly a challenge to manage, but sometimes there is a lack of cohesion between various sites/parts of the buisness

    Approves of CEO
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    Overview of Corporate Side

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cancer Research Technology

    Pros

    Good Work/Life Balance
    Open and very friendly company
    Fantastic training and development opportunities

    Cons

    Serious Lack of strategy/direction in certain areas of the Business
    Internal Politics
    Slow in making decisions
    No accountability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be pro-active
    Make staff accountable

    Recommends

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