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Great people, inadequate leadership team

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Former Employee - Research Associate  in  Sutton, London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Research Associate in Sutton, London, England (UK)

I worked at The Institute of Cancer Research

Pros

- top scientific institution
- possibility to work with some best scientists and cutting edge technology

Cons

- unpredictable leadership team
- very bad communication with the rest of the employ
- very hierarchy

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Greater appreciation to people's effort
Greater transparency in ICR strategy and what impact it will have on those that work there

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    good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Institute of Cancer Research

    Pros

    learn lot of new stuff. good supportive team, learn a lot about GCP ICH and clinical trials. internal development with good support

    Cons

    little chance of career progression. job selection for colleague was not fare. few member of team are burden on DM team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

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    A quiet leader in basic and translational cancer research with unparalleled drug development capabilities

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    Current Employee - PhD Student  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at The Institute of Cancer Research

    Pros

    ICR encompasses some everything from basic tumour biology to truly translational cancer science and oncology drug development. It's rated the top research organisation in the UK (RAE 2008) and is responsible for countless numbers of oncology drugs which have or are about to reach market e.g. Carboplatin, Melphalan, Abiraterone, Olaparib (via Kudos), HSP90 and PI3K inhibitors. Modern buildings and some of the best scientists in the industry offer an outstanding environment in which to excel.

    Cons

    I agree with the other review. Not all staff at ICR are outstanding and not all are that motivated. They could achieve so much more!! There are also limited core facilities, which puts them at odds with many other comparative organisations. They need to work better with their clinical partners, the Royal Marsden Hospital, if they are to achieve their goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need a new business focused CEO and an excellent core team of chief scientists to lead ICRs scientific strategy. An improved relationship with the Royal Marsden Hospital and collaboration on Fundraising would increase revenue and status within the UK and abroad.

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