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Updated 23 January 2019
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  1. "Work and life as a postdoc in Cambridge, UK"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent support for postdocs : various training workshops for presentation skills, interview tips, grant writing, etc. Career service is very helpful. Plenty of expertise in other areas, easy access to other experts - good for collaboration etc.

    Cons

    Housing price are very expensive. Renting and buying in central Cambridge are almost not affordable on a postdoc salary in general (for a single person).


  2. "Postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    The exposure is fantastic, meet amazing minds

    Cons

    It is a highly competitive environment

  3. "Top class university"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the whole experience is definitely a pro, from day to day interaction with colleagues to support from admin staff. a life changer!

    Cons

    it's not a con per se but something to consider is that previous experience in research is advisable. complex games played around.


  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Seems everything ok. But till much to know.

    Cons

    Didn’t found till now. Hope there is none.


  5. "Post-doc"

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best University in the world, full stop. It has everything.

    Cons

    There are not much downsides to be honest. The only downside sometimes is that the highly intellectuals can be a bit arrogant but that is understandable.


  6. "Assistant Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Learn a lot of basic accounting skills on the job such as spreadsheeting.

    Cons

    Not that I can think of any, it was as expected.


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Reputation , good benefits , environment

    Cons

    salary, hierarchy , bad management

    Advice to Management

    Give a chance to the young and ambitions employees

  8. "Pays you with the name"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Nice city to live in. Might get subsidized and good quality accommodation.

    Cons

    Unstable job situation.
    Poor pay for the required qualification.


  9. "Great intellectual environment but increasing casualisation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating environment, culturally diverse workplace

    Cons

    Fixed term contracts/casualisation of employment, culture of overwork


  10. "Undergraduate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    World class education and research

    Cons

    Some supervisors can be narrow-minded