Medical Research Council

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Medical Research Council Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
15 Reviews
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15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Amazing Work Experience in MRC, The Gambia.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medical Research Council

    Pros

    Real experience in the three subdivision of Clinical Labs: Haematology, Biochemistry and Microbiology. Experience high volume of sample processing. Ideal work experience/holiday.

    Cons

    Outdated equipment and machine. High work load due to high number of patient samples.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new analyzers!

  2.  

    a good place to get publications fast

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  3.  

    Negative working conditions and poor senior staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Researcher
    Former Employee - Researcher

    I worked at Medical Research Council full-time

    Pros

    The institute has excellent resources (example: it has its own building) and is well funded by the MRC. Some training courses are available (examples: writing and presentation skills)

    Cons

    Senior staff at the institute are widely incompetent and do not respect their less senior colleagues. Bullying by the senior staff is widespread. Human resources do nothing to fix the situation. Discontent all round.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I implore the MRC to review the senior staff and program leaders. They should interview the junior and mid-level staff regarding how they have been managed and conduct exit interviews. Most are too scared to speak out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    inspiring science, let down by culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Medical Research Council full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    inspiring intelligent people to work with

    Cons

    no confidence in staff. my department was prohibited from having direct or indirect contact with CEO's office despite there being an ongoing business requirement to do so, which was enforced punitively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have faith in the people you hire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Recommend

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ICT Manager in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - ICT Manager in Oxford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Medical Research Council

    Pros

    stable job, variety of trainings opportunities, good working culture, flexible working hours

    Cons

    low salary, no health benefits,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear Objectives, reward staff for their work, let go people that does not want to do their work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Animal Technician
    Former Employee - Animal Technician

    I worked at Medical Research Council as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of of opportunities for career progression and good working hours

    Cons

    Routine work and time pressures

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place for research but it depends on your research group

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  9.  

    Great Place for Fresh IT Graduates but can be hard for professionals

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Help Desk and Technical Support Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Help Desk and Technical Support Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Medical Research Council full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, Flexible Time and excellent training and development program

    Cons

    Salary are not competitive, lower bands for IT analyst

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in human power and improve salaries for Support and Administration

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Average

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Investigator in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Investigator in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I worked at Medical Research Council full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Intellectually vibrant place to work

    Cons

    Salary way too low, as in all basic science

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase Salaries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good Employer, Limited Scope for progression

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medical Research Council

    Pros

    good employer, good pension package

    Cons

    very bureaucratic, the career progression is rather limited

    Recommends

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