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Medical Research Council Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  1. "a good place to get publications fast"

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    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.


  2. "Government cuts are showing"

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

    I worked at Medical Research Council full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, good perks including 6 months full pay maternity

    Cons

    Pay rises locked to NHS pay freeze since 2008 and no career structure

  3. "Great position, minimal supervision"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Medical Research Council full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with associated hospitals and have access to cutting edge technology and research.

    Feeling of being "on the front line"

    Cons

    Supervision is very minimal, even shambolic at times. This however doesn't reflect on the MRC, just on my individual supervisor. Choose your PhD supervisor carefully!

    Advice to Management

    Vet PhD supervisors more carefully, and ensure they have the free time to properly supervise all of the students they have taken on.


  4. "title was appropriate to the job being performed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great facilities and knowledgable and friendly colleagues

    Cons

    slow paced, quite a lot of burocracy


  5. "great science, low salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Medical Research Council (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    excellent scientific environment, great facilities and resources

    Cons

    the salary is much lower then similar positions elsewhere


  6. "Working as a scientist at the MRC"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Medical Research Council full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Almost unlimited financial support for your research, exciting place for young scientists, great network of like minded people, flexible working hours (depending on your boss), generous holiday

    Cons

    Not well organized, no proper managerial system in place, not much support if problems with the project or with your boss, poorly paid

    Advice to Management

    It would be useful to make sure that all the group leaders are checked against a set of minimum criteria for their management, supervision and support. Clearer goals and outcomes and time planning would be useful for scientists too.


  7. "A lot of background politics"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Oxford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Oxford, England (UK)

    I worked at Medical Research Council full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    World class science. Fantastic people to work with.

    Cons

    Extremely ambitious, ego driven, not so great scientists will do everything for their career
    Some of the senior group leaders are oblivious to the most recent development of science.

  8. "CHIEF MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST"

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    Current Employee - Chief Medical Technologist in Durban (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Chief Medical Technologist in Durban (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medical Research Council (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Clinical research, HIV Research, Regulatory, Quality Control. Quality Assurance, Validation, Calibration,

    Cons

    Management, HR, Micro managed.


  9. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good academic setup and career progression

    Cons

    Poor idea sharing. Needs more fresh ideas

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  10. "Recommend"

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    Current Employee - ICT Manager in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - ICT Manager in Oxford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    stable job, variety of trainings opportunities, good working culture, flexible working hours

    Cons

    low salary, no health benefits,

    Advice to Management

    Clear Objectives, reward staff for their work, let go people that does not want to do their work.


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