Sanger Institute
3.9 of 5 8 reviews
www.sanger.ac.uk Cambridge, United Kingdom 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Apr 1, 2014

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    Good but not amazing

    Software Developer (Current Employee)
    Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    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 Senior ManagementDrop the "no holidays after/before conference" rule!

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    Great start to academic career

    PhD Student (Current Employee)
    Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great opportunity to do things, not much creative thinking.

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

    ProsGreat resources and facilities, lots of space.

    ConsAssembly line factory science. Anti-intellectual.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFacilitate collaborations with Cambridge departments at an individual level.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    ProsI enjoyed working at Sanger

    ConsThe location is rather inconvenient

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