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Cancer Research UK Reviews

Updated Feb 20, 2020

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3.8
73%
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Cancer Research UK CEO Michelle Mitchell (no image)
Michelle Mitchell
27 Ratings
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  • "Low rate compared to commercial due to being charity but still ok(in 33 reviews)

  • "Communication is sometimes lost at CRUK(in 17 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome experience!"

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    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK

    Pros

    Fiercely hardworking employees while maintaining great work-life balance.

    Cons

    I did not experience any.

    Cancer Research UK2016-09-06
  2. "Lovely people, not great management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cancer Research UK part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lovely people Genuinely interesting work People really want to make a different AMAZING food Nice benefits

    Cons

    A lot of science things run by non-scientists who don't understand what they're doing Silo mentality Lots of red tape to get relatively simple things done

    Cancer Research UK2019-04-10
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  4. "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Essex, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good experience, changing stock, tidying etc

    Cons

    No pay and long hours which is tiring

    Cancer Research UK2018-02-12
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Processor"

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    Former Employee - Processor 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Cancer Research UK full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    No pros to speak of

    Cons

    - Everything is run by favoritism and petty politics - No one outside of upper management ever wants to be there - Management constantly taunts you with being fired or if your a temp of being hired just to make you work harder - Gossip, foul language, and petty squabbles run rampant - Toxic environment that promotes unhealthy competition - Only the top 2 or 3 processors have any opportunity and will not help you in fear of losing there positions and bonuses If your still reading this - do yourself a favor and work elsewhere

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    Cancer Research UK2017-06-05
  6. "Great cause, great potential"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK

    Pros

    Great cause, excellent offices, genuine impact on a world issue, autonomy in this role, work life balance ideal, pay high for sector

    Cons

    Culture, organisation sometimes doesn't live values, beuraucratic, run in silos not much joined up thinking or strategy work

    Cancer Research UK2016-01-25
  7. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    interesting marketing opportunities available and projects to work on

    Cons

    Have a very top down approach to working

    Cancer Research UK2020-02-20
  8. "Friendly place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive 

    I worked at Cancer Research UK full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, social, good location, learning, chances to progress

    Cons

    lots of barriers in place, not convinced by leadership

    Cancer Research UK2020-02-08
  9. "A great cause and friendly internal culture"

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    Current Employee - Internal Communications Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - flexible working - friendly people - great pension - lovely office - great progress with EDI agenda

    Cons

    - very heirarchial - HR policies don't make sense

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    Cancer Research UK2020-01-20
  10. "Fun and useful"

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    Former Employee - Stock Associate/Sales Associate 

    I worked at Cancer Research UK part-time

    Pros

    learned about retail gained some experience got to speak to some cool people

    Cons

    a lot of the same, repetitive tasks- but still fairly therapeutic

    Cancer Research UK2020-01-14
  11. "Amazing company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible working Like-minded colleagues that really care about the cause Trusted to do my job Great personal development

    Cons

    Slow decision making from management at times

    Cancer Research UK2020-01-02

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