Medical Research Council
4.1 of 5 10 reviews
www.mrc.ac.uk London, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Friendly organisation with great training opportunities for early in career

Clinical Trialist At Clinical Trials Unit (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at Medical Research Council

ProsVery friendly work environment: does not feel heirarchical
Great reputation
Opportunties for travel
Training opportunities are good- especially for those starting a career in clinical trials, who often move on to senior positions at other organisations within a few years
Opportunities to work outside of your formal job description allow you to build up further expertise and carve out the career you want.
Academic environment allows greater involvement in trial design and decision making
Lunchtime seminars with great external speakers
Flexi-time

ConsEmployees often find they have to leave to progress in their field- promotion can be difficult.
Whilst you often find yourself working outside your formal job description and this can be interesting and challenging, this is not always properly recognised by management in terms of pay and promotion opportunities
Salaries are lower than found elsewhere.

Advice to Senior ManagementReview promotional opportunites to avoid losing accomplished staff.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Resources Rich, Management Deaf

Postdoctoral (Current Employee)
Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

I have been working at Medical Research Council


Pros: Great people and resources. Stimulating research being done. Good collaborative environment. International. Cons: Good researchers DO NOT make for good management. Bureaucracy is taking-over in a big way. Many many more administrators discussing and paper-pushing issues that simply… Advice to Senior Management: Trim the admin staff back to bare levels and rebuild… More

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Excellent support from a prestigious research council but poor stipend value compared to Wellcome Trust

PhD Student- Immunology (Current Employee)

I have been working at Medical Research Council


Pros: -Prestigious research funding body; even non-scientists know who they are -Generous… Cons: -Stipend is CONSIDERABLY lower than those given by the Wellcome Trust or charities such as ARC… Advice to Senior Management: Offer greater financial incentives for PhD students; there is a great disparity… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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