University of Cambridge Postdoctoral Researcher Reviews

Updated 2 May 2020

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University of Cambridge Vice Chancellor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz
Sir Leszek Borysiewicz
14 Ratings
  1. "Postdoctoral Research Associate"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great flexibility and independence. Friendly colleagues and intellectually stimulating environment. Individual experience depends entirely on your research group and the admin/facilities management teams in your department.

    Cons

    Insufficient interaction between departments - for example the sharing of resources and expertise.

    University of Cambridge2020-05-02
  2. "Poor salary for stressful uncertain futures"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Big name on your CV makes people take notice and there are great training oportunities to diversify your CV.

    Cons

    Uncompetative salary and expectation of out of hours work mean its not a job that you enjoy for life.

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    University of Cambridge2020-02-27
  3. "Great experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - great career service - university centre has meeting rooms, cafe and cafeteria

    Cons

    - lower pay than in other universities

    University of Cambridge2020-02-08
  4. "Excellent research environment, but low salary"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great research environment and encouraging self-development

    Cons

    Salary may not be enough to support one's own family.

    University of Cambridge2019-12-17
  5. "Excellence in research"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate 

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    good community and excellent facilities

    Cons

    none. No issues with the University.

    University of Cambridge2019-11-11
  6. "Great place to work"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Cambridge full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great development opportunities. Supportive management

    Cons

    Some processes are slow and outdated but there is an unwillingness to change them.

    University of Cambridge2019-11-01
  7. "postdoc researcher university of cambridge"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    work part of team, friendly staff

    Cons

    funding is often uncertain, No quiet working areas

    University of Cambridge2019-10-10
  8. "Cambridge post-doc life"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow 

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Academic freedom, intellectual atmosphere, world leading in some subjects

    Cons

    Low salaries, limited office space, not enough exposure to similar level institutions (i.e. Harvard, Berkley, MIT, etc.), too much exposure to third-world countries

    University of Cambridge2019-10-05
  9. "Great place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very motivating environment and large number of support systems

    Cons

    lower pay than industrial placements

    University of Cambridge2019-07-13
  10. "Not a bad place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good colleagues at the top of their game Good amount of funding to do high impact work

    Cons

    Some major egos you have to navigate As a post doc you can feel left out of the academic community that is found in the colleges

    University of Cambridge2019-07-16
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