University of Cambridge Reviews

Updated 4 Aug 2020

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University of Cambridge Vice Chancellor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz
Sir Leszek Borysiewicz
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  1. "Tough but fun"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Student in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High standards, very intellectually stimulating

    Cons

    Very tough, "work-life balance" can be tricky - be sure to join a club or society.

  2. "Great"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - WFM Analyst in North Watford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge part-time

    Pros

    Great fantastic brilliant culture love it

    Cons

    Not much coffee could be

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  3. "Research Associate Jobs"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, England

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Amazing acadamic experience and excellent place to do medical research. Many training opportunities

    Cons

    Short contracts and very little opportunities for re-location

  4. "Great research environment"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    amazing research communities, networking, contacts, facilities top-level academic environments, personal development

    Cons

    low salary, high pressure, low job-security

  5. "Excellent University"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Cambridge, England

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Research excellence Facilities Professional development Good support Friendly people Pension Beautiful surroundings

    Cons

    Expensive housing Highly competitive to progress to high level position

  6. "Exciting opportunities to meet different interesting and highly intelligent people"

    4.0
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Cambridge, England

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    - Excellent student life - Highly intellectual-stimulating place

    Cons

    - Too much hierarchy - Expensive place to live for students

  7. "Love it!"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Researcher in Cambridge, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Won my post after a 6 month unpaid volunteering opportunity. Been there for 17 years now. Interesting job; Stimulating ambiance; Rewarding.

    Cons

    The pay is OK. But not great .. :(

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  8. "World class research"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to collaborate with world class researchers. Excellent access to facilities and resources. Supportive and inclusive work environment. Cambridge city is a great place to live.

    Cons

    It is expensive to live in Cambridge.

  9. "Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Cambridge"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Working at the University of Cambridge gives you prestige and points for grants applications.

    Cons

    Salary not commesurate with years of experience

  10. COVID-19

    "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    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 3 years

    Pros

    Prestigious, lots of opportunities for collaboration across the university. Good policies on equality and diversity. Took care of research staff well during the COVID lockdown. Good career development and training opportunities for postdocs.

    Cons

    It's a huge institution, so experience is highly dependent on where you work and who you work for. Some parts of the university have much nicer resources and opportunities than others.

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