Cancer Research UK

  www.cancerhelp.org.uk
  www.cancerhelp.org.uk
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relaxing

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Cancer Research UK

Pros

good salary and benefits compared with simliar job in other charities, good life/work balance, Sufficient funding for scientific research. Plenty training opportunities.

Cons

In June 2011 it was reported that the animal rights organisation Animal Aid plans to place a series of adverts in British newspapers urging members of the public to stop giving donations to Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation, the Alzheimer's Society and Parkinson's UK unless they cease their support for research which involves animal testing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Overall i had good experience working at cancer research UK. But professional development programme for junior staff is a bit lacking.

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    Lab rat!

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    Former Employee - PhD Student in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Leeds, England (UK)

    I worked at Cancer Research UK

    Pros

    Well funded relative to university equivalent labs
    Good people, collaborative working environment
    Great technical support services
    Connectedness between CRUK funded groups

    Cons

    CRUK groups in the provinces get overlooked
    No focus on personal or career development
    Innovation not always supported or sought

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the development and career progression ambitions of junior researchers
    Promote collaboration
    Address London-non London imbalance
    Encourage exposure to science in the real world

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    Good company with good ideas.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK

    Pros

    Finding cure for cancer and helping others

    Cons

    Leadership, Benefits, no-bonus as its a charity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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