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University of Cambridge Reviews

Updated December 15, 2017
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  1. "Undergraduate Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexibility - set your own hours
    Good pay - earn decent wages for effort
    Challenging - the students are very good. So you need to be on top of your game

    Cons

    None to share on cons.


  2. "It all depends on your colleagues..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Cambridge full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get a decent number of holidays and get to walk around beautiful buildings.

    Cons

    There is very little scope due creativity and change as an administrator

  3. "Generally good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good technical expertise and academic atmosphere

    Cons

    Accommodation is not so good, old

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  4. "PhD at Cambridge"

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

    Pros

    Being Cambridge, there are a number of opportunities for everyone to learn.

    Cons

    the pros outweigh the minor cons!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Err yeah"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Good holiday
    Good training opportunities

    Cons

    Organic and confusing structure
    Odd colleagues
    Antiquated hr processes


  6. "Don't look after junior staff"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Reputation, well known institution likely to improve prospects later on.
    Potential benefits to the few.

    Cons

    Stilted atmosphere.
    Not as innovative as it appears from outside.
    Very little chance to progress or find permanent employment.


  7. "Research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Great city to work in - lively atmosphere and historic environment. Driven colleagues

    Cons

    Adherence to tradition; complacency in areas of technology

  8. "Student"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    In my opinion, the best thing about working at the University of Cambridge is the collaborative nature of my peer group.

    Cons

    Cambridge is a highly pressured environment in which it is important to maintain good mental health in order to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    The university is run exceptionally well though some would like if the University could provide greater career support for those who want it.


  9. "Lots of opportunities for learning and networking"

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

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

    Pros

    Great multicultural environment. Good setup for networking and reaching pioneer scientists

    Cons

    At some points, it can get stressful


  10. "PhD student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Excellent facilities, beautiful campus, highly skilled co-workers

    Cons

    Extremely challenging work, direct supervision limited


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