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Very good place to work.

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - PhD Student
Current Employee - PhD Student

I have been working at European Bioinformatics Institute

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

-Nice atmosphere.
-Interesting projects.
-Smart colleages.
-Many training oportunities.
-Good staff association.

Cons

-A bit away from Cambridge.

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    Long term contract, with no hope of promotion

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

    I have been working at European Bioinformatics Institute

    Pros

    Location is good, and the campus facilities are excellent. The work is slow pace and based upon giving enough time to do the job right first time.
    Salary is ok, benefits are london based.

    Cons

    9 year contracts max (rolling 3 year terms) mean that promotion opportunities and career improvement are virtually non existant. If you join this company, expect to tread water for a few years and then get back into the real world.

    Advice to Management

    Cross team promotions and advancement are missing. There is little or no motivation for members of staff to excel at what they do, as there will be nothing for their career to gain. Most employees treat this period of their working lives as a safe and cosy, low risk "time out" of their career.
    You must start to motivate and reward hard work, and promotion within the company is a solid way to start.
    Staff do not want to join a company, and be forced to leave after their 9 years are up, having made no advancement at all. It just doesn't look good on a CV.


  2. Software Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at European Bioinformatics Institute full-time

    Pros

    Great conditions, nice work place.

    Cons

    Usually small teams, not a lot of progress possible for senior engineers.


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