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The Institute of Cancer Research Reviews

Updated 2 Feb 2020

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3.8
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The Institute of Cancer Research Chief Executive and President Paul Workman
Paul Workman
15 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free shuttle bus directly from Sutton station to ICR(in 9 reviews)

  • "Friendly colleagues and good working environment(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "No support for career progression(in 7 reviews)

  • "Not many options for lunch, the ICR and hospital cafe are the only ones nearby (expensive(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Cancer Research"

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    Current Employee - Data Manager 

    I have been working at The Institute of Cancer Research full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment with flexibility and a great team

    Cons

    The canteen food is really bad

    The Institute of Cancer Research2020-01-21
  2. "Institute of cancer research"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Research Finance Accountant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Institute of Cancer Research part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Friendly team, no micro managing,

    Cons

    Too much office politics, you need to know who to trust and who not to trust, bad communication with higher management, corporate staff feel like second class citizens compared with research staff

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    The Institute of Cancer Research2020-01-28
  3. "salary SO ICR"

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    Current Employee - Consultant/Senior Consultant Analytics in Chelsea, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Institute of Cancer Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great science, lots of resources

    Cons

    No support for career progression

    The Institute of Cancer Research2020-01-17
  4. "A privilege to be part of the ICR team"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Belmont, England

    I worked at The Institute of Cancer Research part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Co-location of research with patient treatment is a powerful daily reminder of what the aim is - overcoming cancer deaths and prolonging lives.

    Cons

    Tough if a loved one's life is affected.

    The Institute of Cancer Research2020-01-04
  5. "So much potential if focus placed on work rather than politics"

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    Former Employee - Team Lead (Corporate) 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Institute of Cancer Research full-time

    Pros

    + Highly regarded institute (though for how long unless internally things improve) + Some incredibly hard working dedicated people (though whose voices have for too long been ignored) + Large equipment and training budgets (though low pay) + Potential for great work life balance (depending on your demeanor - some get away with doing very little while others are working significantly over contracted hours)

    Cons

    + Too much politics + Little appetite to adapt to change + Little transparency + Lots of wasted money + Little communication between teams + CEO is also a researcher i.e. conflict of interest when it comes to funding priorities

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    The Institute of Cancer Research2020-02-02
  6. "Deputy CIO (Scientific Computing)"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Chief Information Officer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at The Institute of Cancer Research full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    World leading cancer research centre.

    Cons

    Too set in its ways in some areas.

    The Institute of Cancer Research2020-01-01
  7. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student 

    I have been working at The Institute of Cancer Research full-time

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues and good working environment.

    Cons

    Salary for PhD student does not increase over years at all.

    The Institute of Cancer Research2019-11-12
  8. "Depends on the PI"

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    Former Employee - PhD Student in London, England

    I worked at The Institute of Cancer Research full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Depending on the supervisor you have the opportunity to do a great job, especially because it is linked to the hospital.

    Cons

    Some supervisors don't give you the chance to use some resources. The perks are also different between PhDs.

    The Institute of Cancer Research2019-11-22
  9. "Great institute. However, lack of real career development"

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    Current Employee - Scientific Programmer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Institute of Cancer Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good environment, resources and capable people.

    Cons

    Limited scope for promotion or career development. There's only various short training course that creates that impression of development but don't really lead to anything career-wise.

    The Institute of Cancer Research2019-11-20
  10. "PhD student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sutton, London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Institute of Cancer Research full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good supervisors, supportive culture (at least in my research group). Good reputation.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to network outside of science compared to other universities

    The Institute of Cancer Research2019-10-27

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