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Good pay for a CRUK funded PhD

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Current Employee - Cell Biology Ph D in Birmingham, England
Current Employee - Cell Biology Ph D in Birmingham, England

I have been working at Cancer Research UK full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
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Recommends
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Pros

Highly competitive wage, yearly meeting for networking and life skills (in addition to those provided by institution)

Cons

Will depend on research project and or supervisor

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  1. Sacked for having Asperger's Syndrome

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    Former Employee - Hpc Systems Administrator in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Hpc Systems Administrator in Cambridge, East of England, England

    I worked at Cancer Research UK full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Doesn't Recommend
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    Pros

    The majority of the staff are great...

    Cons

    ...however there are some that aren't so nice that really shouldn't be working there. For example one of them said that he sacked me because "I would not fit in" - exactly the problem that those with Asperger's Syndrome have.

    Advice to Management

    Please reinstate me.

  2. Great insight into the charity sector with the one of the UK's most recognisable charity

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    Former Intern - Corporate Parnerships Intern in London, England
    Former Intern - Corporate Parnerships Intern in London, England

    I worked at Cancer Research UK as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Interesting work in Corporate Partnerships to work with top companies linked to the Cancer Research UK
    - Friendly working environment - open-plan concept, great location at Angel building
    - Good facilities: cafeteria
    - Chance to contribute to charity through volunteering
    - Good working hours
    - Great support for Interns

    Cons

    - Large organisation structure - can sometimes lead to less challenging jobs being asked to be done
    - Sometimes some of those who worked there lacked the interest to get involved in the charity activities

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