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"Resources Rich, Management Deaf"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great people and resources.
Stimulating research being done.
Good collaborative environment.
International.

Cons

Good researchers DO NOT make for good management. Bureaucracy is taking-over in a big way. Many many more administrators discussing and paper-pushing issues that simply are not relevant to primary mission of the Medical Research Council. The admin body is no longer supportive but has its own existence separate from the research. Scientists have a lot more paper-work and bureaucracy to deal with.

Advice to Management

Trim the admin staff back to bare levels and rebuild for an efficient core that supports primary function of the MRC.

Other Employee Reviews for Medical Research Council

  1. "Excellent support from a prestigious research council but poor stipend value compared to Wellcome Trust"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student- Immunology
    Current Employee - PhD Student- Immunology
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Prestigious research funding body; even non-scientists know who they are
    -Generous travel allowance (~ £500 p.a)
    -Access to world-leading resources

    Cons

    -Stipend is CONSIDERABLY lower than those given by the Wellcome Trust or charities such as ARC or the MS society (these funding streams start at ~ £19,000- £21,000 p.a, MRC is around £13,000)

    Advice to Management

    Offer greater financial incentives for PhD students; there is a great disparity between your funding stream and projects in the charity / private sector.


  2. "a good place to get publications fast"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Scientist in Dundee, OR
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Scientist in Dundee, OR

    Pros

    very demanding environement but makes you progress in your career. Gets you publications, a good job and excellent recommendations to future employers.

    Cons

    A bit of a machine

    Advice to Management

    reward your employees.

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