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Medical Research Council Reviews

Updated 29 November 2018
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  • "great annual leave allowance, flexi-time, flexi-leave, young & sociable people" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Plenty of training opportunities in management or scientific areas" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Medical Research Council full-time

    Pros

    Keen eye on personal development
    Great for career building

    Cons

    None I can think of


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Trial Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Clinical Trial Manager in London, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Medical Research Council part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexi Time, Friendly environment to work in

    Cons

    Not being able to work from home

  3. "Great place to be!"

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    Former Employee - PhD Student in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Cambridge, East of England, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to be and work.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons


  4. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at Medical Research Council full-time

    Pros

    Stimulating place to work with some of the best minds. Very supportive environment

    Cons

    Going through a period of change which will take time to settle


  5. "postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medical Research Council full-time

    Pros

    very good environment, equipment and research funding

    Cons

    salary not very satisfied, could be higher


  6. "Employee wellbeing looked after."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medical Research Council full-time

    Pros

    Looks after employee wellbeing creating a more engaged workforce.

    Cons

    Employee views not heard, which can de motivate employees.


  7. "PhD studentship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medical Research Council full-time

    Pros

    Good stipend, though on the lower side for London Institutes, recently raised though

    Cons

    The london site is somewhat remote from central london

  8. "Prestigious but doesn't pay or promote"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Gloucestershire, South West England, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Gloucestershire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Medical Research Council full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Prestige and the good name looks good on your CV

    Cons

    MRC salaries are very low compared to other research organisations such as Universities. The MRC hardly promotes you and once you start it is hard to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Prestige does not put food on the table


  9. "Accounts"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Medical Research Council full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent company, good atmosphere, lots to learn.

    Cons

    You need to pay for parking!


  10. "PostDoc"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, East of England, England

    I have been working at Medical Research Council full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The MRC allows us to be trained and support with cores grants our research.

    Cons

    The salary level is not competitive.