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Poor manager but a great organisation

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

I have been working at Wellcome Trust

Pros

A very driven organisation. A huge variety of roles and positions throughout the organisation, with highly talented and very intelligent workforce.

Final salary scheme pension, and very good facilities.

Cons

Conflicting directions of various departments and internal politics lead to contradictory messages internally. The organisation as a whole appears unfocussed and lacking in a clear, uniform direction (though this could also be a benefit as well!).

No ability for employees to provide formal (or anonymous) feedback on their managers during personal development sessions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide better mechanisms for your employees to provide feedback on their managers. The current system doesn't work! Better communication between departments is vital.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Could have been great

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    Former Employee - Statistical Genetics Researcher
    Former Employee - Statistical Genetics Researcher

    I worked at Wellcome Trust

    Pros

    - Interesting work
    - Flexible working
    - Mixed groups
    - Nice location
    - Good reputation and good for CV
    - Struggling for much more!

    Cons

    - Some low quality people hiding for a log time there
    - Sucking up to senior managers by some people who need career advancement
    - Poor technology
    - Political colleagues - the most political group of people I've worked with
    - Cliquey

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a look at what's going on!

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. Fantastic place to work for anyone with an open mind

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

    I worked at Wellcome Trust as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere in my experience - intelligent, committed and open-minded. The director, Jeremy Farrar, engages with all the staff and brings an important global perspective. (Also, subsidised famous food)

    Cons

    Little interaction between different departments - only when necessary. Strategy between different departments is not always aligned.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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