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Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)


I enjoyed working at Sanger


The location is rather inconvenient

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    It will change the way you think about's all about the big picture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee


    Good resource
    Good opportunities to present your work
    Being surrounded by great minds
    Having free access to the WT scientific conferences and courses
    Talks from world leaders


    Bureaucracy. It's hard to climb the ladder.
    Only Faculty can have home office project licences and grants.
    Post-docs can only stay 3 years.
    Salaries aren't great - in line with Cambridge Uni.


    Wouldn't recommend to anyone

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    Former Employee - Management  in  Hinxton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Management in Hinxton, England (UK)


    Good work life balance, world leading research institute full of smart people and interesting projects, easy to obtain funding


    Poor compensation, no focus on career development, line managers often have zero management training and don't do any management, horrendous office politics, corporate services don't really function and have little influence as board of management are mainly scientists and only care about science and not operational side critical to making things happen, bureaucracy is heavy. Many people are employed and do actually do a lot. No performance measurement that is actually measured, not linked to pay. Pay is poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change in culture/attitude, restructuring and cutting the dead weight, implement measurable performance indicators and reward performance, obligatory management training and give corporate services more power e.g. ability to penalise PIs who don't follow institutional policy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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