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Sanger Institute Reviews in Cambridge, East of England, England

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  1.  

    Good but not amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Sanger Institute full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Nice campus with lots of sports facilities and canteen
    - Free shuttle buses to Cambridge and surrounding villages
    - Not very stressful environment
    - Lots of talks given by guests from all over the world
    - Interesting work environment

    Cons

    - A bit disorganized - starting from HR, IT
    - Annoying rule not letting you take holidays when going away for a conference - you need to leave at most 2 days before, and 2 after(no matter if you travel 10h-15h) and even 2 days is hard to obtain
    - Hard to obtain the hardware configuration that you want for your work machine - they have only standard things they want to give and nothing else
    - Old IT infrastructure (not the most modern -- annoying sometimes)
    - Very Perl-oriented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop the "no holidays after/before conference" rule!

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  2.  

    Great start to academic career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Sanger Institute full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - great facilities
    - famous institute, therefore great career prospects
    - substantial funding
    - very collaborative work environment

    Cons

    - very focused on 'big' projects, difficult for students to drive their own small projects

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  3.  

    Great opportunity to do things, not much creative thinking.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Sanger Institute full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great resources and facilities, lots of space.

    Cons

    Assembly line factory science. Anti-intellectual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Facilitate collaborations with Cambridge departments at an individual level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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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 have been working at Sanger Institute full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at Sanger

    Cons

    The location is rather inconvenient

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