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University of Cambridge Vice Chancellor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent research environment, numerous opportunities to develop a large variety of skills

    Cons

    Work hard to develop the career of others


  2. Helpful (2)

    "UIS: A prime of example of how not to run IT service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Talented individuals committed to services provided/sold to the University

    Cons

    Division, division, division
    Top heavy with overpaid incapable senior managers
    Blame culture
    No structure
    Poor salaries
    No succession planning
    Nepotism
    No idea about service delivery

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to build a culture of forgiveness and structure the organisation to carry out BAU and fleixibilty as the University requires. Stop differing teams carrying out same functions (storage, networking, development, desktops)

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible, fear based leadership only focused on climbing the ladder"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    University of Cambridge is an outstanding University. Smart professors and faculty, mostly good University Leadership, Brilliant students and gorgeous surroundings

    Cons

    Terrible leadership at the Development office. Interested in short term personal gain. Zero global experience. Absolutely terrible morale. Literally everyone in the office is looking for other jobs. Management team cannot be bothered to interact with fundraising staff. Leadership team spends excessively on Senior leadership travel

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge staff. Literally do not even say hi to staff at all. Ego driven self centered leadership


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Neutral"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Prestige, Integrity, Autonomy and most of all the opportunity to get your work published with some of the industry experts.

    Cons

    Too large of a University, small fish in a big pond, disgruntled co workers, small salaries and practically no dedicated workspace.

    Advice to Management

    A word of advice would be to invest in employee resources, benefits, competitive salaries on par with world class universities as well as managerial trainings for supervisors.


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