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Cranfield University Reviews

Updated January 5, 2015
Updated January 5, 2015
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    pleasant and efficient.

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Shrivenham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Shrivenham, England (UK)

    I worked at Cranfield University as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Paid all invoices on time. System for invoicing and reporting was straightforward and uncomplicated. Excellent since I was working off-site.

    Cons

    A small institution, so not a lot of other opportunities once my contract ended.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Postdoctoral

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cranfield University

    Pros

    good environment for research and study

    Cons

    you may need to work hard to improve your skills

  3.  

    MSc student of Advanced Lightweight structures and Impact

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cranfield University

    Pros

    Good infrastructure, networking and high tech

    Cons

    networking, culture and office room

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  5.  

    A good place to study your MSc.

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    Former Employee - Student in Cranfield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Student in Cranfield, England (UK)

    I worked at Cranfield University full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Multicultural environment, prospective career, international experience

    Cons

    Too much work load, Weather

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Doctoral Researcher

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    Former Employee - Doctoral Researcher in Cranfield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Doctoral Researcher in Cranfield, England (UK)

    I worked at Cranfield University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible environment, flexible working hours, very closed links with certain industries ( engineering, economics, management), quiet environment without any distractions (this could also be a con), good value for money, perfect from Lecturer level and above,

    Cons

    Occasionaly there was a clientele treatment, too quiet even on Saturday night, low social life, expensive accommodation, depends on government funding, hard to move from PhD level to Lecturer or Fellow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training should be more specific to certain stages for certain groups of people, the attention should be wider (currently in Engineering only Mechanical Engineers are appreciated, other sectors are disregarded)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Useful experience for early careers

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Cranfield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Cranfield, England (UK)

    I have been working at Cranfield University as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good overview of the different industries around, their managemment styles, cultures, etc

    Cons

    Too much beurocracy at the top level is good to experience early in your career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be more career development planning

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Student internship

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    Former Employee - Student in Cranfield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Student in Cranfield, England (UK)

    I worked at Cranfield University as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    The challenging and motivating environment full of highly professional people.

    Cons

    Individual researchers usually do not have a time for students, because they focus rather on business and company to cooperate with than on teaching.

    Recommends
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    Cranfield University - Review

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Milton Keynes, England (UK)

    I have been working at Cranfield University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Dynamic Environment
    - Less teaching compared to undergraduate universities
    - Industry focused

    Cons

    - Students with mixed backgrounds
    - Delivery of short term project in short period of time
    - Remote location

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Researcher

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Cranfield University as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Culture Good Pay Good Learning

    Cons

    Nothing much. Pay is decent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Good place to study but not to enjoy!

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    Current Employee - Student in Cranfield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student in Cranfield, England (UK)

    I have been working at Cranfield University full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good reputation, very good facilities

    Cons

    In the middle of nowhere

    Recommends

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