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Updated December 8, 2017
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  1. "Great place, needs more pay"

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

    I have been working at University of Cambridge part-time

    Pros

    Living in Cambridge is great and would definitely recommend it

    Cons

    pay and job security, needs more permanent staff


  2. "very professional environment"

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

    I have been working at University of Cambridge part-time

    Pros

    great work ethic, brilliant work atmosphere

    Cons

    small company, strong and hard applications and interviews

  3. "As a PhD student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to meet smart people and the world-leading research.

    Cons

    Some terrible supervisors also live in this community. Be careful with them.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great work/life balance - not very progressive"

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    Current Employee - Administrative
    Current Employee - Administrative
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As an "assistant staff" you have a very good work/life balance and you are paid well for overtime if it is required. There is good annual leave as well. Usually other assistant staff are younger and are very eager with a positive attitude, so the atmosphere in the office can be good. There are many job opportunities for people earlier in their career.

    Cons

    Unfortunately from my experience, the staff who have stayed their for many years become set in their ways and are very resistant to progress and change. They can be cynical and jaded which can make for a negative team/work environment. There are not many opportunities to move into more senior positions as many of them are treated as jobs for life. Pay is not very good for Cambridge. You cannot get promoted in your current role and bonus/salary increase is nearly impossible. Some senior managers just want handle turners.

    Advice to Management

    The cost of living in Cambridge has soared in the last 10 years. Salaries should be reviewed to reflect this or you will lose talent.
    Practice what you preach - you have access to one of the world's best business schools but many management practices are archaic.


  5. "Good place to do a PhD"

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate

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

    Pros

    Friendly to student, good career prospect.

    Cons

    Expensive living expenses, possibility of meeting bad supervisors.


  6. "phd"

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

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Very stimulating environment. Many opportunities to discuss ideas and learn from others. Large number of seminars.

    Cons

    Very competitive and stressful environment.


  7. "The brand says it all"

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    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

    Expertise in almost every field

    Cons

    Everyone around is equally good

  8. "Education"

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    Former Employee - Education Reform Project Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Education Reform Project Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Cambridge full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good salary, prospect career, nice location

    Cons

    A little bit corporate


  9. "research associate"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible working culture, depends on department/PI how your experience will be like

    Cons

    depending on department you might find yourself doing your research isolated from other people


  10. "Fantastic working experience in the UoC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, nice city and good working environment.

    Cons

    Actually no cons, only one might be less competition.


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