Cancer Research UK Reviews

Updated 6 Aug 2020

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4.0
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Cancer Research UK CEO Michelle Mitchell (no image)
Michelle Mitchell
38 Ratings
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  • "Low rate compared to commercial due to being charity but still ok(in 34 reviews)

  • "Don't for a second think CRUK is going to pay you a fair amount for the work you do(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Really Good"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Volunteer in Bexleyheath, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty Flexible, not too much work, lovely managers

    Cons

    None really, you are a volunteer so don’t expect too much

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  2. COVID-19

    "Great role"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Online Marketplace Administrator in Harold Wood, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible hours and support

    Cons

    Hard to develop may be due to COVID


  3. "Good mentors"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cancer Research UK full-time

    Pros

    Good PhD program and nice people working there

    Cons

    As a PhD student, the working hours are long

  4. "Student"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - PhD Studnet in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good working hours holidays included

    Cons

    difficult commute to work unspecified hours

  5. "Fair 1st employer"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Scientific Associate II in Alderley Park, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly, wide range of staff, good transport links, good holidays

    Cons

    Pay wasn't great and options for career progression is limited

  6. "Great work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Retail in London, England

    I worked at Cancer Research UK part-time

    Pros

    The staff were very welcoming

    Cons

    Pay wasn't all that great

  7. "Good values"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK full-time

    Pros

    opportunities, collaborative (academia and pharma companies)

    Cons

    underpaid, minimal corrective feedback, difficult to progress

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  8. "crud"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Manchester, England

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK full-time

    Pros

    highly collaborative working environment with good knowledge in cancer research

    Cons

    time restricted research contracts may be limiting

  9. "Good place to work but room for improvement"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cancer Research UK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Common goal and a lot of passionate employees

    Cons

    Some people really supported with their careers, others not supported at all, communication can be poor and big restructures were seemingly always on the cards

  10. "Generally good but room for improvement"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people Good cause Effort made to connect staff to cause Work/life balance Actively working to improve the organisation's weak spots Driven and professional culture Very open to career progression/development Work hard to communicate openly with staff about big organisational changes Excellent change management team

    Cons

    Hierarchical Lack of trust from managers Some micromanagement Siloed working practices Tends to be bureaucratic Defensive management can make it hard to feedback issues Too many restructures

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