University of Cambridge FAQ

Have questions about working at University of Cambridge? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at University of Cambridge.

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44 English questions out of 44

16 November 2019

Does University of Cambridge offer massages?

Pros

Flexible hours and free coffee

Cons

Low pay is a down side

Advice to Management

Please value your postdoctoral fellows a bit more.

Flexible hours and free coffee

16 November 2019

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9 June 2021

Does University of Cambridge have a pension plan?

Pros

Good benefits such as sick pay, maternity pay and pension. Access to training courses.

Cons

Lacking a fair and regular appraisal process to review achievements. No focus on career progression.

Good benefits such as sick pay, maternity pay and pension.

9 June 2021

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28 June 2021

Does University of Cambridge offer parental leave?

Pros

Generous annual leave allowance, relaxed working environment, good colleagues, respectful, flexible attitudes to working patterns, generous maternity leave, opportunities to network and connect with lots of different people in a variety of subject areas, internal opportunities.

Cons

Contracted roles/ not permanent positions, male dominated particularly in high paid positions, mostly female staff in administrative roles (low paid), pay isn't reflective of cost of living in area, career development is quite passive

Generous annual leave allowance, relaxed working environment, good colleagues, respectful, flexible attitudes to working patterns, generous maternity leave, opportunities to network and connect with lots of different people in a variety of subject areas, internal opportunities.

28 June 2021

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30 January 2020

Does University of Cambridge assist with or provide childcare?

Pros

Stimulating working environment, great holiday, emergency care and pension benefits.

Cons

Short-term contracts, poor redundancy package, average pay, low career progression prospects.

Stimulating working environment, great holiday, emergency care and pension benefits.

30 January 2020

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4 March 2021

What is health insurance like at University of Cambridge?

Pros

Great to do science and collaboration. Nice mentoring for career development.

Cons

Lack of private health insurance

Lack of private health insurance

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