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Cancer Research UK Reviews

Updated 15 March 2019
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  • "The work/life balance is amazingly good compared with my previous jobs, but my colleagues seem to take it for granted" (in 19 reviews)

  • "This was a well-supported internship in an amazingly collaborative and welcoming working environment" (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing events team"

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

    I worked at Cancer Research UK part-time

    Pros

    I had an incredibly supportive manager and overall really fun and exciting experience working as an events assistant

    Cons

    Low pay, competitive, difficult to progress


  2. "Sales Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Cancer Research UK part-time

    Pros

    Really friendly staff, customers and a lovely working environment. Such a positive atmosphere and a really fun job.

    Cons

    On feet all day but keeps you fit!!

  3. "Senior Marketing Exec"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK full-time

    Pros

    - Really flexible, great worklife balance, decent budgets to do good stuff with, gorgeous office in central london

    Cons

    - Tough to progress, and lots of politics


  4. "Great Culture"

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

    I worked at Cancer Research UK full-time

    Pros

    Superiors are always friendly, and everyone takes time to teach you things. There is a great culture and I have found lots of opportunities to take on interesting projects.

    Cons

    Lots of new people are joining, which may be a good or bad thing.


  5. "CRUK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cancer Research UK full-time

    Pros

    - Good atmosphere and morale
    - Flexible working
    - Interesting work

    Cons

    - No big concerns, but process could be made easier to transfer roles internally


  6. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I worked at Cancer Research UK part-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    Good Management
    Rewarding

    Cons

    Not really any as was a volunteer


  7. "Nice Team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cancer Research UK full-time

    Pros

    Really nice people working for team from various walks of life.

    Cons

    Management set targets out of our depth and don't seem to care for the wellbeing of their staff unless targets are met.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Dream jobs and great talent stifled by bloated bureaucracy and poor management decisions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cancer Research UK full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The charity's mission and scientific strategic focus, excellent national and international reputation for quality research and expert communications.

    Cons

    For a long time this was my dream job, but a spate of poor strategic decision-making and unfortunate external senior hires over the past few years led to frustration, constant reorganisation and a loss of expertise.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the constant reorganisations, listen to the expertise within your own staff.


  9. "It was really good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The Staff was really good

    Cons

    It was far from house


  10. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, interesting work, cutting edge

    Cons

    Long hours, lack of respect, bullying

    Cancer Research UK Response

    12 Feb 2019 – Talent Acquisition Partner

    Thank you for leaving a review – we’re really sorry to hear that you believe that you have encountered bullying here.

    CRUK does not tolerate bullying or harassment of any kind; if you are... More