University of Cambridge Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2020

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University of Cambridge Vice Chancellor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz
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  1. "Great resources"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Research Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Cambridge part-time

    Pros

    Libraries Church service Formal dinners/ balls Methods training Beautiful architecture, gorgeous gardens/surroundings and rich historical heritage

    Cons

    Students-to-faculty ratio for grads very high leading to low face-time/ interactions with faculty

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  2. "My review"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 

    I worked at University of Cambridge part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great training too

    Cons

    It was a toxic hostile bad place

  3. "use full for resume"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    stepping stone they always cap

    Cons

    boring the ultimate cappers. Nawwmean

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  4. "Fantastic science and people"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - PhD Candidate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Cambridge full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    World class research institution in an idyllic setting

    Cons

    Some scientific facilities are very dated

  5. "Don't do a humanities PhD"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    You can sleep in and set your own schedule

    Cons

    You become unemployable in anything other than the academy.

  6. "Great"

    4.0
     

    I worked at University of Cambridge

    Pros

    - Pick a decent department to work with, and a good college

    Cons

    - can feel like Google: a hit-or-miss situation with the group

  7. "Research assistant"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at University of Cambridge part-time

    Pros

    Great community, vast network, excellent place to live

    Cons

    various departments, colleges, etc that have to coordinate both big and little things, sometimes leading to problems

  8. "Postdoctoral Fellow"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Cambridge full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It's a great university with plenty of interesting activities around!

    Cons

    There isn't much of a nightlife unless you go to London (45 mins away)

  9. "Research Associate"

    5.0
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    I worked at University of Cambridge

    Pros

    working with smart people. Great place to do research

    Cons

    pay is not very good

  10. "PhD Student in Materials Science"

    5.0
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Cambridge

    Pros

    Great place to live and study. Join the Cambridge bubble! Possibly the best university in the world to do research

    Cons

    Can't think of anything negative.

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