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Wellcome Trust Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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Wellcome Trust Director Jeremy Farrar
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  1.  

    Fantastic place to work for anyone with an open mind

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

    I worked at Wellcome Trust as an intern (less than an 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
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Unique, wonderful organisation

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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 Wellcome Trust full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exceptionally well resourced
    Focused on excellence
    Willing to aim for the stars, to be exceptional
    Less office politics than elsewhere
    Quality leadership
    Excellent COO
    Well motivated staff
    Staff very well looked after
    Final salary pension scheme
    Engaged Governors
    Well respected organisation

    Cons

    Promotion opportunities limited by its size

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Wellcome trust

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Brighton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Brighton, England (UK)

    I have been working at Wellcome Trust as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great support, good salary, lots of training and very equal.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Officer in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Officer in City of London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Wellcome Trust full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and personal development opportunities.

    Cons

    Pay not as competitive as some companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great cause but very poor management

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

    I worked at Wellcome Trust full-time

    Pros

    Great charitable cause
    Good work/life balance
    Great offices

    Cons

    Extremely poor management (ppl who have held the same job all their lives and have no experience of managing others)
    No career development opportunities
    Suprisingly resistant to change and fresh thinking for an organisation that backs innovation in science

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and work for another company and get some management experience

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 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
    No opinion of CEO

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