The Institute of Cancer Research Reviews

Updated 15 Apr 2021

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91%
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The Institute of Cancer Research Chief Executive and President Paul Workman
Paul Workman
28 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free shuttle bus directly from Sutton station to ICR(in 10 reviews)

  • "Great working environment with flexibility and a great team(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "no career progression, managers are too busy promoting themselves(in 12 reviews)

  • "Not so central location for Sutton branch(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "great place to work as a developer"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Front End Developer in Sutton, London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great team with great attitude - developing interesting features - implementing best practices - automated testing - freedom to improve, suggest, design, develop features that would make the product better

    Cons

    no cons at this time

  2. "very nice experience"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - PhD Researcher in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice academic environment, up to date equipment, very cheap food

    Cons

    not a lot of collaborations with other universities


  3. "Great place overall with room to improvement"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at The Institute of Cancer Research full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good training and courses program

    Cons

    Difficult to grow and progress

  4. "Great work experience but Low pay"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow 

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

    Pros

    Great research experience and good facilities. Encouraging research atmosphere

    Cons

    Low pay compared to many other research institutions and universities. No London allowance for Chelsea site. ICR does not pay for visa and immigration health surcharges while most of the other organizations do! No performance based bonus for most employees.

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  5. "good place"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in London, England, England

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

    Pros

    Top level research, Prestige, Pension scheme

    Cons

    Limited space on Chelsea site

  6. "Team dependent"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Higher Scientific Officer in Sutton, London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Institute of Cancer Research full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    At the forefront of cancer research. A lot of training and development opportunities. Flexible working hours

    Cons

    low pay and not enough performance reward

  7. "A great place to work, but pay lags behind industry"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Sutton, London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, world-leading and interesting research, good facilities for support and training/personal development, good working values. I'm happy with the level of experience I have gained during my time here.

    Cons

    Not many, but the obvious one is that pay is less than commercial industry on the whole, but not by a substantial amount and it is somewhat expected of an academic institute. Despite this, there are incredibly talented and intelligent individuals working at the ICR.

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  8. "High quality research but limited opportunities"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Senior Scientific Officer in Sutton, London, England, England

    I worked at The Institute of Cancer Research full-time

    Pros

    High quality research, excellent facilities and meaningful

    Cons

    Very few development opportunities to progress into academic posts

  9. "Research Accountant"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Research Accountant in London, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Institute of Cancer Research full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Cutting edge research institute facilities

    Cons

    Good location with office in London

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  10. "Great place to work at"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Higher Scientific Officer in Chelsea, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Institute of Cancer Research full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and a lot of diversity across the work place

    Cons

    Career progression for scientific officers could be approved

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