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Updated 19 November 2018
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  1. "Research Assistant"

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    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Flexible time, free environment and good holiday length

    Cons

    Fixed contract, lack of security, relatively low income


  2. "Student"

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    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Great people, a lot of learning

    Cons

    Too busy, stress, individual work

  3. "PhD student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Cambridge, East of England, England
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    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    An amazing place to be from both academic and social perspectives

    Cons

    a lot of variability from lab to lab; mine was great


  4. "Bioinformatics research associate position or postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Great team, research environment, facilities and inpiring

    Cons

    Too much traffic in the city


  5. "Academic Researcher"

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    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Freedom to explore your own ideas. Work with smart, like-minded people.

    Cons

    Not really any downsides with this job.


  6. "PhD student"

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    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Good academic atmosphere and talented people around

    Cons

    When doing research you need to be independent


  7. "Two tier system"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I worked at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Pay is ok, workload is manageable.

    Cons

    Admin staff are treated like second-class citizens by many of the academics and students.

    Advice to Management

    Micro-manage less, treat your staff like professionals and not adult children

  8. "PhD student"

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    Current Employee - PhD in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - PhD 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

    Nice working atmosphere,
    Friendly people.
    Great support for study

    Cons

    poor weather,
    the facilities might be old


  9. "Research position"

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

    Pros

    Great and stimulating academic environment

    Cons

    Disconnected federal structure means that it's often difficult to identify people working on similar topics


  10. "Student"

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    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Learned a large amount about Chemical Engineering and applying mathematical and analytical principles to complex real life problems.

    Cons

    I have recently found that I am more interested in financial markets than in the study of Chemical Engineering.

    Advice to Management

    I have no particular advice as this is not a job, it is my current occupation - a student; therefore, there is no 'management', so to speak.


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