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a good place to get publications fast

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Current Employee - Post Doctoral Scientist in Dundee, OR
Current Employee - Post Doctoral Scientist in Dundee, OR

I have been working at Medical Research Council

Pros

very demanding environement but makes you progress in your career. Gets you publications, a good job and excellent recommendations to future employers.

Cons

A bit of a machine

Advice to Management

reward your employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Medical Research Council

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good academic setup and career progression

    Cons

    Poor idea sharing. Needs more fresh ideas

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


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    Institute of Hearing Research Nottingham

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Researcher in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Medical Research Council full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of facilities, lots of core MRC funding. dedicated institute and good connections with external speakers. Plenty of training opportunities in management or scientific areas.

    Cons

    A lot of senior research staff run the place like an old boy's club. Dissenting discussion is frowned upon, junior members are not respected for their scientific contribution. Some members of senior staff are at best, complacent, and at worst inept at good quality research. Bullying is common-place, HR takes no interest in resolving situations involving more 'well-known' members of staff out of fear of upsetting them because they add to the IHR's reputation. Extremely high turn-over of junior staff and withdrawal of PhD students is indicative of poor working environment. Very unfriendly culture for those with a family. Culture that scientists must work long hours abounds and comments are frequently made to those who work a normal 9-5 set about poor commitment. Almost all administrative aspects of the organisation are utterly opaque.

    Advice to Management

    All the departments are pulling in their own direction to make a name for themselves and are exploiting the institute and those working beneath them to do so. An insular culture has been developed that breeds bullying and victimisation and management and administrative departments have to do something to save this institute. I hope that the MRC take note and install some level of oversight and accountability to the institute, it has the potential to lead the world in hearing research... Right now it's creating a generation of researchers who will go elsewhere with nothing good to say about it.


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