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Cancer Research UK Reviews

Updated January 4, 2018
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Cancer Research UK CEO Harpal Kumar
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  • No recognition for work and no real structure for career development / progression (in 6 reviews)

  • No career progression as they prefer to hire from outside instead of developing their employees (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome experience!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fiercely hardworking employees while maintaining great work-life balance.

    Cons

    I did not experience any.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Processor"

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    Former Employee - Processor
    Former Employee - Processor
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Cancer Research UK full-time (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

    Advice to Management

    Treat all your employee with respect and not like excrement on disposable bathroom tissue.

  3. "Great cause, great potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, friendly people, inspiring workplace

    Cons

    Communication is sometimes lost at CRUK


  5. "Retail Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cancer Research UK part-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    Very laidback approach

    Cons

    No cons about the company itself


  6. "Varied and enjoyable if you don't get pigeon holed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cancer Research UK full-time

    Pros

    Operates in the same sophisticated way as a large corporate but with an inspiring course
    Good development projects if you prove to be talented
    Digitally enhanced

    Cons

    Bound by red tape at times
    Dwindling innovation approach
    Politics


  7. "Cancer Research UK Digi Team"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working for a great cause and the people are wonderful. The location in London is in Angel, which is in the heart of Islington.

    Cons

    Because it's a charity the salaries can be quite low. Being promoted can also be very political often times they will have people in mind who they want to be Heads and Senior Managers.

    Advice to Management

    Management sometimes needs a reminder that we're one organisation and we all want to beat cancer sooner. There can be quite a big divide between the different directorates.

  8. "Good but not for me"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    kind people, always there when you need them. Everyone looks out for each other/

    Cons

    stressful fast paced environment at times


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Life as a promotional assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cancer Research UK part-time

    Pros

    Warm and friendly working environment
    Flexibility and the opportunity to travel
    Loads of support from colleagues

    Cons

    Can involve working long and hard days
    Flexibility of role can impair planning things in the long-term


  10. "Sales assistant"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cancer Research UK (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good staff who are happy to help you with training. Positive working environment.

    Cons

    I can't think of any


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