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Updated 11 July 2018
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  • "Cambridge is quite expensive to live in" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Sometimes the work can be too hectic and may lead to the loss of work-life balance" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great freedom to be creative and your boss"

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    Current Employee - Professor in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Professor in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High quality facilities, colleagues and students to teach. Chance to mix with other academics from disparate fields when one is attached to a college.

    Cons

    Lower salary compared to other places in the US and US. Cost of living in Cambridge.


  2. "undergraduate student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    a fantastic education opportunity, wonderful people

    Cons

    nothing negative to say about cambridge

  3. "Univ. of Cambridge Phd review"

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    Current Employee - PhD in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - PhD in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    not too much pressure
    college take care of you

    Cons

    life can be destroyed if supervisor is not a decent person


  4. "Fantastic academic environment"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic academic environment. Many brilliant minds, very collaborative, ideas are in the air

    Cons

    Keen to publish in big journals (Nat & Sci) is way more pronounced here than in other schools I have been before, which is not necessarily a "Con"


  5. "Cambridge scholarship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    University of Cambridge offer many scholarships.

    Cons

    Some of them are possible but usually not possible to extend


  6. "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, South West England, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, South West England, England

    I worked at University of Cambridge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Brand name,benefits,strong team and organised

    Cons

    Lack team spirit,salary grade is less compared to other.


  7. "A case for minorities"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England

    I worked at University of Cambridge full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A very good environment (Department of Computer Systems and Technology) for research - good facilities, great researchers, supportive staff.

    Opportunity to join the IT industry - endless job fairs in the department with many companies coming around looking for staff

    Cons

    Not a diverse environment, predominantly white in the region of more than 90% based on my observation. Students and researchers from minority ethnic groups are very small in number, perhaps they don't meet the requirements.

    Advice to Management

    You should have some affirmative action to get minorities in as you have been doing with women.

  8. "It is a great place to work and study"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    world class University, many resources, plenty annual leave, good work-life balance

    Cons

    typical academic remuneration, often inside candidates for jobs


  9. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive working environment.
    Opportunities for training and travel.
    Exciting projects.

    Cons

    Few permanent positions.
    Often no further funding available to extend fixed term contracts.


  10. "Highly competitive but friendly"

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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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is exceptional. The facilities, the opportunities, the teaching- everything

    Cons

    It is competitive. Long hours and a lot of dedication highly likely but it's the place to be if you want to succeed in academia.


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