Sanger Institute Reviews

Updated 17 Jun 2021

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39 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great campus atmosphere and work-life balance(in 9 reviews)

  • "Great resources, great people, good benefits(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Poor career progression and communication(in 7 reviews)

  • "Free bus but the campus is far away and it takes at least 30 minutes to get there(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Enjoyed my time working at the Sanger Institute

      16 May 2021 - Senior Software Developer 
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      Pros

      Supporting worthwhile causes Laid back atmosphere

      Cons

      Pay scale on the lower end

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Its ok, there is worse and there is a lot better. Depend on what you want.

      17 Jun 2021 - Senior Software Developer in Hinxton, England, England
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      Pros

      Free bus, very laid back. Very diverse.

      Cons

      Work hard, get results = no reward, no advancement. Not a result driven organization. Some teams you slave away for nothing. Salaries could be better. You either are a postdoc, treated like a postdoc (expected to leave), or if you are one of the non-academic staff, perhaps chase a middle management role that doesn't exists, no career progression.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Excellent Management Training Scheme

      10 May 2021 - Graduate Management Trainee in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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      The Management Training Scheme at Sanger is an brilliant opportunity to get a unique 360° experience of the institute. You get to work in different departments over 6 month rotations providing a really unique fresh eyes perspective to each department so it really is a win-win all round. Each day at Sanger is really different, you never know what project you are going to pick up next. I have worked on a variety of different projects and feel like the opportunity for career progression here is really good and my opinion is valued.

      Cons

      The campus is far from the city centre but with working from home this hasn't been an issue so far. Hopefully they will continue to allow a working from home hybrid which would ease some of the travel time when we do go back.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Overall, it is pretty good at Sanger.

      7 May 2021 - Advanced Research Assistant in Hinxton, England, England
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      Pros

      Beautiful location and some good perks.

      Cons

      HR is very difficult in negotiating salary increases. The organisation can be quite chaotic.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Research at a world class centre of genomics

      7 Apr 2021 - Senior Investigator Scientist in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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      Pros

      Collaborative environment with amazing facilities and infrastructure

      Cons

      Fast paced, high pressure environment constantly evaluating its role/purpose

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      1 Mar 2021 - Senior Software Developer in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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      Pros

      One of the world's largest sequencing centers. Very exciting environment to learn new skills and meet people. Break-trough science being done by top scientists.

      Cons

      Seems that some of the support roles don't get very good working conditions and it shows. Cambridge can be very expensive. Campus is far from the city and it can be a hassle to catch the free shuttle.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      4 Apr 2021 - PhD Student in Hinxton, England, England
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      Pros

      Great place to work, very nice

      Cons

      Situated in the middle of nowhere

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great work environment

      12 Mar 2021 - Advanced Research Assistant in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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      Pros

      The campus is a great place to work and everyone is treated fairly

      Cons

      Career progression could be improved

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      15 Mar 2021 - Advanced Research Assistant 
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      Pros

      Lovely site Great atmosphere Collaborative research Friendly colleagues

      Cons

      Lack of progression in some instances

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Excellent employer

      23 Feb 2021 - Team Leader in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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      Pros

      Empowering and enabling place to work. Values initiative. Excellent handing of Covid restrictions.

      Cons

      Can be too much red tape, specially around personal computer access etc. Poorly pay

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