University of Cambridge PhD Researcher Reviews

Updated 16 Mar 2021

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to do research

    6 Mar 2021 - PhD Researcher in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    Good access to resources. Incredible people to work with.

    Cons

    Overall experience heavily depends on your supervisor.

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Unique Experience

    5 Feb 2021 - PhD Researcher 
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    Pros

    - Open to attend any lecture from any department to help with your research - Research associates in group always happy to help with learning - Access to latest computing hardware

    Cons

    - Competitive environment - Expected to work weekends - Breadth of skills required

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  3. 5.0
    Former Employee

    It is how you make it to be

    28 Jan 2021 - Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher - PhD Student in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    Excellent work environment, smart colleagues and a lot of good learning

    Cons

    Stressful and difficult to balance work-life at times

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good People.

    16 Mar 2021 - Phd Student Researcher 
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    Pros

    Great working environment pre-pandemic. Lots of good intentions. Many neat ideas.

    Cons

    Change is very slow. Not as international as it could be.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Mathematics PHD

    20 Jan 2021 - Phd Student Researcher in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    New MacBook provided, very nice office.

    Cons

    Pay is not that great for a PhD student but worth it to study what you enjoy.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good experience

    20 Jan 2021 - Phd Student Researcher in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    Enjoable experience, successful research outcomes

    Cons

    hard work, for a long time

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Interesting work and freedom

    12 Jan 2021 - PhD Researcher in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    Get freedom to research interesting ideas

    Cons

    Hours can be long when you consider salary, very supervisor-dependent experience.

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Best minds divided by class and nepotism

    9 Feb 2021 - Researcher, PhD Candidate in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    One of the best knowledge temples on the planet

    Cons

    Exploitative academic mafia, divided by class, race, eugenics, and academic power

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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Exciting place to work

    22 Feb 2021 - PhD Research Student 
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    Pros

    Great prospects and exciting research

    Cons

    Cant think of any cons

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    One of the best universities in the world

    9 Sep 2020 - PhD Researcher in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    Excellent research environment, support and opportunities Excellent city, always lots to do The college system makes Cambridge unlike anywhere else in the world (excluding the other place)

    Cons

    A bit too traditional / stuck in the past at times Very expensive city, close to London prices. PhD researchers in London receive additional funding for the high cost of living but this does not happen in Cambridge

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