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University of Cambridge PhD Candidate Reviews

Updated 12 March 2018
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  • "Cambridge is quite expensive to live in" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Sometimes the work can be too hectic and may lead to the loss of work-life balance" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "PhD Candidate"

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Cambridge, East of England, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excelent people, greate working environement and amazing equipment. Lots of funding for research.

    Cons

    No real downsides. The weather in UK is quite rainy at times.

    Advice to Management

    Excelent Management


  2. "PhD Candidate"

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent training, best University in UK. Much better than Oxford.

    Cons

    Not much really, great place

  3. "Good"

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    Former Employee - PhD Candidate in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - PhD Candidate in Cambridge, East of England, England

    I worked at University of Cambridge (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of the best universities for research

    Cons

    No cons observed so far


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    "PhD student at Cambridge"

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great facilities and networking opportunities and learning environment. The work done at the university is excellent in all fields. Very high standard. The collegiate system offers great opportunities to meet new people and you are sure to be looked after during the course of your studies.

    Cons

    Also because of Cambridge being a collegiate university responsibilities for student problems get shifted between one's college, department and graduate school. If you're healthy and happy throughout your studies Cambridge is great. If problems arise they are not always the best to deal with it in an organised manner unless you make a fuss.


  5. "PhD University of Cambridge"

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Education, Networking, social activities, Research capabilities

    Cons

    Isolation, individualism, low pay, low job security

    Advice to Management

    More focus on team work and a strategic focus on research direction will ensure higher research impact.


  6. "PhD candidate"

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Cambridge, East of England, England
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    World leading University.
    Great mentoring schemes.
    Access to a wide range of opportunities.

    Cons

    High pressure environmet, although, in my case, it motivates me to perform better.