Cancer Research UK

www.cancerhelp.org.uk
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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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    Intern at CRUK

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cancer Research UK as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - a brilliant place to work
    - tangible projects given to interns with helpful oversight from managers
    - solid charity experience that helped me gain my first job in the sector
    - training provided on technical aspects of the role

    Cons

    - can't think of any cons!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - a great internship scheme - keep it up!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    They expect the world but don't appreciate your efforts

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    Former Employee - Assistant Shop Manager in Northampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Assistant Shop Manager in Northampton, England (UK)

    I worked at Cancer Research UK full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Volunteers are great and super helpful.

    Cons

    Management expect the world from you but don't appreciate your efforts. They will only give you a chance if you fit into their clique, otherwise they will vandalise your opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your lower-end staff, ensure the correct contracts are provided, keep an eye on the misdeeds of Area Managers, and positively reinforce the hard work of your lower-end staff instead of penalising them for their attempts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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