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University of Cambridge Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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  1. "Postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great environment and support.Huge networking opportunities and building relationships.

    Cons

    Salary is low and less permanent positions for junior researchers.


  2. "Fantastic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great community good support stellar reputation

    Cons

    small city, expensive accommodation costs, lots of traffic


  3. "Great reputation but could give more support"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Unparalleled reputation and services. Plenty of opportunities for those that want them, and lots of things to discover in Cambridge.

    Cons

    Not the best support structures and departments and colleges can be badly managed and insular. The provision of certain services would benefit from being collectivised or merged.

    Advice to Management

    Would be good if management cared a little more for employees and made efforts to put support structures in place for employees that need them.


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    "Research Technician"

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    Current Employee - Research Laboratory Technician in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Laboratory Technician in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Working at Cambridge University will of course boost your CV, you get to work in a beautiful city and work with some of the top scientists in your respective field. You also get to indulge in formal dinners at the colleges if you know PhD students or Fellows. In my case, the work load was manageable and staff and team very friendly.

    Cons

    You will be paid far less than you are worth (and Cambridge isn't cheap) you will often feel unintelligent when comparing yourself to those around you.


  6. "EPSRC PhD studentiship"

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

    Pros

    There are plenty of plenty of opportunities for career development
    interesting people
    The town itself is very picturesque with good options for socialising.

    Cons

    can sometimes be bureaucratic
    life in Cambridge can also be distant from the real world


  7. "great work life balance"

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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 University of Cambridge part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very good work life balance, Flexible job, allows to work from home if your manager agrees

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to grow in the career ladder unless you are an academic


  8. "Excellent staff benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Forward thinking organization, excellent training and benefits for staff. World recognised organisation and looks good on CV

    Cons

    None that I can actually think of at this current moment in time to be honest with you, will update


  9. "Non-exciting working place"

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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)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    Easy job

    Cons

    No career progression - if existent, very slow
    Salary not in line with market values - but again, this is the education industry
    Management is not trained - people hold managerial positions without knowing what they`re doing.
    Job is task-oriented rather than goal-oriented
    After a while the job becomes really boring

    Advice to Management

    Get some training and don`t ruin peoples lives if you`re not able to do your job and actually be a manager.


  10. "Beautiful location"

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    Current Employee - Visiting Scholar in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Visiting Scholar in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people; laid back culture; ancient traditions.

    Cons

    People with no College affiliation may feel socially isolated.


  11. "Graduate Student"

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

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Best University in Europe to study in.

    Cons

    High levels of stress could result

    Advice to Management

    You are doing excellent job


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