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Very good place to work.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - PhD Student
Current Employee - PhD Student

I have been working at European Bioinformatics Institute

Pros

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

Cons

-A bit away from Cambridge.

Recommends

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    Long term contract, with no hope of promotion

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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    As good as academia gets

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

    I have been working at European Bioinformatics Institute full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of freedom
    Opportunities to travel
    Great people
    Cross discipline interaction
    Leaving package
    Super facilities (gym, nursery, free bus to work...)

    Cons

    Freedom
    Management
    No carrier progression
    Every project reinvent the wheel
    Too much politics at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a personal growth program

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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