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University of Cambridge Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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  • Good career progress and work-life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • Flexible working hours as long as you deliver on time; conferences; courses and personal and professional development (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "I am not there yet."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing reputation full of great science.

    Cons

    Do not know yet. Salary could be better.


  2. "Excellent institution, unique culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The history and reputation of the university give it a great gravitational pull, so you will literally work and study with excellent people from around the world. It is located in a beautiful town, near to London, with a high quality of life.

    Cons

    The history and culture is have a lot of inertia, and most administrative decisions are made based on precedent. The complex interactions between colleges and departments, and the lack of a clear central authority, make for a diverse range of climates. None of these are "cons," per se, but they are important characteristic of the culture.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Student at the University of Cambridge"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great environment, surrounded by fantastic people.

    Cons

    Cambridge, as a city, is too small, which limits leisure activities.


  4. "phd student . ."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD in Cambridge, MD
    Current Employee - PhD in Cambridge, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge part-time

    Pros

    one of best place to study

    Cons

    one of best place in the world

    Advice to Management

    good place


  5. "Postdoctoral statistician"

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, many training courses, seminars and conference talks.

    Cons

    Slow paced working environment.


  6. "Very good place to be a scientist"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Perform research that matters
    Brilliant co-workers

    Cons

    Cost of living in Cambridge


  7. "Research Assistant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Relaxed environment and research is profound.

    Cons

    Not great socially and pay lower than other Unis.

  8. "Good job opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Cambridge part-time

    Pros

    Professional, ethical, academic and international.

    Cons

    None that I have known or seen.


  9. "Best place to launch a career in science"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities.
    Lots of funding.
    Work among Nobel prize winner.
    Access to new cutting edge technologies (although this varies between departments).

    Cons

    PIs are good researchers but not necessarily good bosses.

    High pressure environment.

    Some departments are very old which means you dont get AC in the summer or proper heating in the winter.


  10. "Early Stage Researcher at Cambridge"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher - PhD Student in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher - PhD Student in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Cambridge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Support and opportunity to grow personally and professionally through a variety of courses and programmes organised by the University

    Cons

    There is a highly selective hiring process.

    Advice to Management

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