Sanger Institute Reviews

Updated Oct 22, 2021

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44 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

      Good

      Jul 19, 2021 - Student in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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      Pros

      Good time to work here

      Cons

      None to report here good place

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      ok

      Oct 12, 2021 - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      benefits and facilities. salary is not bad as a first graduate

      Cons

      more similar to industry than academia

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great focus on people, average salaries

      Oct 4, 2021 - Team Leader 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance, great facilities, free transport, great campus, fantastic people

      Cons

      Average salaries, poor progression planning and employee retention

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      suffering sanger

      Oct 22, 2021 - Senior Manager, Research in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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      Pros

      grounds, some people great coffee free parking

      Cons

      despite having a public face of inclusion and written policies against "isms" various staff suffer poor quality leadership daily

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee

      May be great for scientists, not so much for engineers

      Sep 9, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting work Impressive technology Knowledgeable and friendly peers Pre-COVID: Nice campus

      Cons

      The Sanger Institute is for scientists, by scientists; everything else is secondary. This is not an unreasonable position to take, but the lack of appreciation does grind on you over the years. Researchers and faculty tend to be very grateful, but the chain of management (again, mostly scientists) doesn't really care in my opinion. We're fungible.

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      mindless

      Sep 14, 2021 - Senior IT Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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      Pros

      holidays, cafe, car park, outside seating

      Cons

      work, leadership, or lack of, salary

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      GOOD

      Jul 14, 2021 - Assistant Facility Manager in London, England, England
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      Pros

      SALARY is very good for part time

      Cons

      None really, enjoyed my experiance

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work but not great salary options for postdocs

      Jun 25, 2021 - Postdoctoral Fellow 
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      Pros

      Excellent facilities Good collaboration opportunities Excellent scientific environment

      Cons

      Postdocs's salaries are not great. A lot of salary bands which start very low. Given that most contracts are 3 years, it is impossible to reach the top bands Good Nursery on site but very expensive (pre covid) Not many good financial benefits for postdocs especially if you compare to postdocs at the EBI onsite.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Friendly place

      Jun 17, 2021 - Bioinformatician in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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      Pros

      Great opportunities, supportive environment, free bus shuttle, flexible about WFH

      Cons

      Far from town making running errands in the day hard

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

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

      Jun 17, 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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