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Updated Oct 11, 2021

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Besy Acdamic Environment

    Oct 11, 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    Open research envidonment and cutting edge facility

    Cons

    Food near the lab needs to improve

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    lots of support

    Sep 22, 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    Lots of free support and researcher development courses to do

    Cons

    High expectations and comparatively low salaries

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  3. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Very friendly to early career researcher

    Sep 14, 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    Very nice academic environment; Friendly and smart people.

    Cons

    Relatively low pay comparing to the other research jobs.

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  4. 5.0
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    Sep 8, 2021 - Postdoctoral Researcher in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    Lots of research opportunities across different departments

    Cons

    There is a lot of bureaucracy

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great but expensive place

    Sep 14, 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    Excellent working environment and great networking opportunities.

    Cons

    The university won't help you to move to Cambridge.

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Good holiday, no career progression

    Sep 12, 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    30 days holiday Paid sick leave Maternity pay Flexible working

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for career progression.

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  7. 3.0
    Current Contractor, more than 1 year

    Great people, below average benefits

    Aug 22, 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Associate 
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    Pros

    Very smart people to work with

    Cons

    Bad stability and benefits, few networking opportunities

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Paid less than average but positive experience working there

    Aug 14, 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    Great HR, resources for staff are excellent, opportunities to network and build important relationships are abundant.

    Cons

    Competitive nature of working in a very famous institution - everyone feels like an imposter. This then promotes a competitive environment where everyone feels they need to prove their worth.

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Not as good as expected

    Aug 11, 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    Good pension Many annual leave days Getting funding is straightforward in general and most PIs have reasonably good access to funds Prestigious university There are some brilliant people affiliated

    Cons

    Crowded spaces Many buildings are rather old Frequent technical failures Lots of disorganization Institutes and research centers, in their autonomy, are largely disconnected A lot of facade but minimal substance in many cases Short term contracts Limited career progression

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Nice and professional place to work

    Jul 23, 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Associate 
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    Pros

    It is a professional place to work, where you could get lots of support from different resources, such as career service.

    Cons

    Similar to other academic jobs, you would not get a high salary.

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