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Cancer Research UK Overview

London, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1982
Non-profit Organisation
Health Charities
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
British Heart Foundation, Macmillan Cancer Support, Save the Children UK
Cancer Research UK is the world's leading independent charity dedicated to cancer research. We carry out scientific research to help prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. We have discovered new ways to beat cancer that together have saved hundreds of thousands of ... Read more

Mission: We want survival in the UK to be among the best in the world. We’re focusing our efforts in four key areas – working to help prevent cancer, diagnose it earlier, develop new treatments and optimise current treatments by personalising them and making them even ... Read more

Cancer Research UK Reviews

  • "Great place to do research"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Cambridge, England
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Cambridge, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great co-workers, very good work-life balance, lots of opportunities to train and transition to other careers

    Cons

    Slow paced environment, low wages compared to private industry, stubborn bureaucracy

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Cancer Research UK Photos

Cancer Research UK photo of: Runners at Race for Life
Cancer Research UK photo of: Our 15 year mission
Cancer Research UK photo of: Harpal Kumar - CEO
Cancer Research UK photo of: Breaking Barriers
Cancer Research UK photo of: Volunteers At Shine Night Walk
Cancer Research UK photo of: CRUK Shop Opening
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Cancer Research UK Interviews

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cancer Research UK (London, England) in January 2018.

    Interview

    Applied online, received an invitation for an online test a couple of days later, the topics given were much more difficult than the job requirements, but I still made it passed and received an on-site interview invitation. The on-site experience was not so good. I just found the people I met were not passionate about their work at all. I could felt the interviewers were quite fake when giving their answers. I didn't think they were willing to work at cancer research.

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Cancer Research UK Awards & Accolades

  • Rate My Placement Top 100 Undergraduate Employers, Rate My Placement, 2018
  • The Guardian UK 300: the most popular graduate employers for 2018/19, The Guardian, 2018
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