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Sanger Institute Reviews

Updated 12 December 2017
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Pros
  • Great campus atmosphere and work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Good pay, flexible time, relaxed atmosphere, beautiful campus (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • far away from cambridge city centre (30 mins bus, free shuttle) (in 4 reviews)

  • Poor career progression and communication (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent facilities"

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

    I worked at Sanger Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you want a really large scale genomic project then this is the right place to be. You have many support team working together to take care of the lab side so you only need to focus on the project analysis

    Cons

    Free bus but the campus is far away and it takes at least 30 minutes to get there


  2. "Bioinformatician"

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

    I have been working at Sanger Institute full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, flexible time, relaxed atmosphere, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Out of town, some groups are less relaxed than others


  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Hinxton, England
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Hinxton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sanger Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent research community and opportunity for collaboration

    Cons

    low starting salary for PostDocs

    Advice to Management

    Better career progression for scientists


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  5. "A great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Advanced Research Assistant in Hinxton, England
    Former Employee - Advanced Research Assistant in Hinxton, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sanger Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Highly collaborative and friendly atmosphere, several opportunities for personal and professional development, well served with daycare, ATM, gym facilities, several extracurricular activities, clean, beautiful campus, very efficient and productive environment.

    Cons

    The site is out of town; not very accessible other than by the shuttle bus or by personal car, working hours less flexible, food on site is quite expensive!


  6. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Advanced Research Assistant in Hinxton, England
    Former Employee - Advanced Research Assistant in Hinxton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sanger Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work ethic, teams are often diverse in experience so you can easily troubleshoot experiments.

    Cons

    Sandwiches and food is a bit expensive. Around £3.80 for any meal.

    Advice to Management

    Management is good as it is


  7. "Senior Staff Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sanger Institute full-time

    Pros

    Excellent people, science, benefits and values

    Cons

    Poor career progression and communication.
    Little real emphasis on personal development.


  8. "Amazing place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Hinxton, England
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Hinxton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sanger Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work with the newest technologies, and great people. Amazing Campus site with lots of benefits.

    Cons

    As a Charity Organisation there are restricted by law in certain subjects.


  9. "Awesome place to work and do research"

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

    I have been working at Sanger Institute full-time

    Pros

    World-leading science, friendly and collaborative atmosphere.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to my mind!


  10. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great PIs, amazing opportunities, treated as a post-doc, great benefits

    Cons

    bus to cambridge every day is tiring and inflexible


  11. "Postdoctoral Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Campus, good science, Collaborative.

    Cons

    Location - in the middle of nowhere


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