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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 ManagementAdvice

reward your employees.

Other Reviews for Medical Research Council

  1.  

    Great place for research but it depends on your research group

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Scientist  in  Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Scientist in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Medical Research Council full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A great place to do scientific research of the highest caliber. It is a great place to form research collaborations and attend stimulating talks by international researchers.

    Cons

    Research direction is often determined by the group leader. Expected to work evenings and weekends in order to be productive. Pay is relatively low.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Wonderful cause, undermined by office politics

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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 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You know what you're working for. Inspirational scientists with a real-world impact. Generous holiday allowance. Attempts to work within public sector limitations to make sure staff are properly remunerated.

    Cons

    No positive leadership. Bullying culture from the very top. Poor record of internal promotion and limited opportunities. Unfair practices when it comes to HR with some roles appearing from nowhere with no explanation. Inability to prioritise or allocate resources creates unnecessary stress and contributes to high staff turnover and uncertainty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat non-scientific staff as professionals and make more of a commitment to their professional development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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