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Sanger Institute Reviews

Updated November 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great campus atmosphere and work-life balance" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Its a very beautiful campus with great benefits" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lmited opportunities for career progression for staff and low number of independent fellowships for non-faculty members" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Competitive, poorly paid reflecting Cambridge rates, high cost of living in Cambridge, located far away from city facilities, commuting" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "working as RA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sanger Institute full-time

    Pros

    Great environment to work , knowledgeable

    Cons

    nothing much really as usual

    Advice to Management

    nope


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Bioinformatician in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Bioinformatician in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sanger Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good life-work balance. Benefits, flexible working hours. Great vibe

    Cons

    Sanger owns all your work, you can do freelancing or anything outside

  3. "Nice Relaxed Atmosphere"

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

    I worked at Sanger Institute full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Great to develop external collaborations, Free shuttle bus from-to the campus to many sites around Cambridge, Onsite gym

    Cons

    Poor benefit schema, campus located far from Cambridge


  4. Helpful (2)

    "I have been working at Sanger Institute full-time"

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

    I worked at Sanger Institute full-time

    Pros

    - Flexible working environment
    - Campus is beautiful

    The long distance from Cambridge isn't actually too much of a problem

    Cons

    - Non-research staff are not valued
    - Things move slowly
    - Can be bureaucratic


  5. "Staff Scientist"

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

    I have been working at Sanger Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice place to work with nursery and gym

    Cons

    A bit far from the city.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "If you are qualified international researcher do not waste your time"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sanger Institute (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    not much to say besides the reputation, which is good only if you want to stay in science.

    Cons

    I worked at the institute for four years as a postdoctoral scientist. The institute has a very poor and unhealthy working environment. Full of nepotism, favouritism and politics that a new comer international employee cannot understand. This is reflected in different management levels. After talking to othee peers, I relaized my case is not rare and happens commonly at other groups. If you are qualified international scientist, esp. from Asia, avoid this place.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Needs improvement"

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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 Sanger Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice facilities, beautiful campus with a gym and restaurant, free parking and buses to and from the campus.

    Cons

    Too much bullying going on around me.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff, stop minimising what is said and investigate instead, develop some people skills.

  8. "Fantastic place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sanger Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    state of art facilities, lots of benefits, great community

    Cons

    out of Cambridge! transportation dependent on company coaches


  9. "Great place"

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

    I worked at Sanger Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment and good progression

    Cons

    none really, long working hours


  10. "Great place for genomics"

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    Former Employee - PhD Student
    Former Employee - PhD Student
    Recommends

    I worked at Sanger Institute full-time

    Pros

    Great core facilities and friendly staff
    Good atmosphere, feels less stressful and competitive than other renown institutions

    Cons

    It is not in Cambridge, so most people have to commute and there are not many options available.


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