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3.4
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54%
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Michelle Mitchell
6 Ratings
Pros
  • "This was a well-supported internship in an amazingly collaborative and welcoming working environment(in 23 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Communication is sometimes lost at CRUK(in 14 reviews)

  • "Not many opportunities for career progression(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Assistance"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Cancer Research UK part-time

      Pros

      Empowered to display personal brand & personality during interactions with customers

      Cons

      Often boring at times, when no customers present

      Cancer Research UK2019-04-14
    • "Volunteer"

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      Former Employee - Volunteer 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Cancer Research UK part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      flexible not strict nice staff

      Cons

      none except the manger changed quite often

      Cancer Research UK2019-04-30
    • "Passionate people but no room to grow"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Cancer Research UK full-time

      Pros

      The mission is clear and the expertise across the board incredibly impressive

      Cons

      The structure makes it hard for junior people to progress

      Advice to Management

      Be more transparent with progression expectations

      Cancer Research UK2019-04-24
    • "Inspiring organisation but bad management"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Cancer Research UK full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      * Everyone is incredibly motivated by the cause * Great office & location * Flexible working * Brilliant to be close to and hear about such inspiring research conducted through CRUK funded projects

      Cons

      * Poor management, was very cliquey which could create quite a toxic work environment * Not enough focus on effectiveness of teams and their impact * Lack of transparency and creation of unnecessary hierarchy by holding back information, would often have managers whispering about things during team meetings - very condescending!

      Advice to Management

      Too many middle managers, get rid of some of them and also the hierarchy too. People in junior roles would be more patient about waiting for promotions if they are respected, given more responsibility and valuable work to do.

      Cancer Research UK2019-04-28
    • "Great Experience"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Cancer Research UK full-time

        Pros

        Great people to work with

        Cons

        Could be very time pressured

        Cancer Research UK2019-04-09
      • Helpful (1)

        "all lip service"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend

        I worked at Cancer Research UK full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Flexible, autonomous and that’s probably it.

        Cons

        Cliquey, management had favourites, very hard to integrate

        Cancer Research UK2019-04-15
      • "Good people"

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        Former Employee - Developer in London, England

        I worked at Cancer Research UK full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        * Compassionate, understanding * not bad salary for professionals * flexible hours

        Cons

        * teams are siloed, no communication, technology processes become repeated * too many pointless meetings

        Advice to Management

        Put more trust in your employees to work remotely, Angel can be a nightmare to get to.

        Cancer Research UK2019-04-09
      • "Cashier and food and drink maker and cleaner"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook

        I worked at Cancer Research UK part-time

        Pros

        Lots of fun and time passes quicker and better than sitting at home helping poor people

        Cons

        Lots of work every day

        Cancer Research UK2019-03-24
      • "Sales/ Retail executive"

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        Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Saint Johns Wood, England
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Cancer Research UK part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Upbeat, youthful team around you, a very smart and popular store with a widely ranging demographic and the gift of working towards a good cause and being a better team player.

        Cons

        Sometimes people would donate the most unnecessary items. The same opinion music would be playing for the employees on repeat. The money raised would not feasibly make a difference to curing cancer at that time.

        Advice to Management

        Keep making each store as ‘highstreet’ And trendy as possible, colour coordinating merchandise and compelling a steadfast workforce.

        Cancer Research UK2019-03-23
      • "CRUK Portobello"

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        Current Employee - Volunteer in Portobello, Scotland
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
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        I have been working at Cancer Research UK part-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Helping to raise money for Cancer Research

        Cons

        Some challenging customers and a limited amount of space to work in

        Advice to Management

        Refit the shop to maximize a very limited stock room and office

        Cancer Research UK2019-03-20
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