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University of Cambridge Postdoctoral Reviews

Updated 14 May 2020

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4.2
86%
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99%
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University of Cambridge Vice Chancellor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz
Sir Leszek Borysiewicz
20 Ratings
  1. "Great"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Cambridge, England

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Great campus and nice city

    Cons

    couldn't think about any disadvantages

    University of Cambridge2020-05-14
  2. "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
  3. "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
  4. "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
  5. "colleagues are friendly 1 1"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    perform exciting science 1 1

    Cons

    unpleasant environment at times 1 1

    University of Cambridge2020-01-26
  6. "Delivering scientific impact for society"

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

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

    Pros

    Freedom of thinking and flexibility

    Cons

    Difficult path to a stable career

    University of Cambridge2020-01-23
  7. "Very good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow 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

    Huge potential to learn. Very bright people . Fantastic facilities to do science.

    Cons

    Cambridge is an expensive city to live in

    University of Cambridge2020-01-10
  8. "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
  9. "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
  10. "Great place to work"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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