Sanger Institute Reviews

Updated August 14, 2015
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  1. Great start to academic career

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  2. Sanger Institute

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Sanger Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment and infrastructures. Lots of possibilities of collaborators.

    Cons

    Too big, too many people working on ideas about how to make everything work better, but later each one only work by themselves Lot of ego


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    Post-doc at Sanger

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good campus, excellent facilities, good academic environment

    Cons

    unfocused management, unclear prospects, poor team working across the institute


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  5. Sanger

    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 a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at Sanger

    Cons

    The location is rather inconvenient


  6. Great opportunity to do things, not much creative thinking.

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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)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sanger Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great resources and facilities, lots of space.

    Cons

    Assembly line factory science. Anti-intellectual.

    Advice to Management

    Facilitate collaborations with Cambridge departments at an individual level.


  7. Good but not amazing

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. It will change the way you think about science.....it's all about the big picture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good resource Good opportunities to present your work Being surrounded by great minds Having free access to the WT scientific conferences and courses Talks from world leaders

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. It's hard to climb the ladder. Only Faculty can have home office project licences and grants. Post-docs can only stay 3 years. Salaries aren't great - in line with Cambridge Uni.


  9. Very good academic institution

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Hinxton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Hinxton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sanger Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cutting edge science Nice people to collaborate and network Good life/work balance Very good benefits for an academic institution

    Cons

    Little possibility to progress your career at the institute Management was not the best but this depends on your line manager


  10. Great learning experience

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    Current Employee - Department Head in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Department Head in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Funding for large projects, excellent staff, high levels of collaboration,

    Cons

    Slow decision-making, difficult balance between large projects and customized traditional research


  11. Review for Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

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    Former Employee - Senior Bioinformatician in Cambridge, South West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Bioinformatician in Cambridge, South West England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place cutting edge research. Plenty of world class connection.

    Cons

    Have to self learn, no technical support.



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