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University of Cambridge Reviews

Updated 4 Apr 2020

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University of Cambridge Vice Chancellor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz
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  1. "University of Cambridge"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Great intellectual climate and student body.

    Cons

    Large work load and busy schedule.

    University of Cambridge2020-04-04
  2. "Great research oppourtunities"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic, world-class research with great facilities mostly.

    Cons

    Varying atmosphere between departments with vastly different access to facilities. It's often easy to use equipment in other departments though.

    University of Cambridge2020-03-25
  3. "Process Technician"

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    Current Employee - Process Technician in Cambridge, England

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great flexibility, very knowledgable academics, opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    The stipend is significantly less compared to a salary in industry.

    University of Cambridge2020-03-25
  4. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Great flexibility, very knowledgable academics, opportunities to teach.

    Cons

    The stipend is significantly less compared to a salary in industry.

    University of Cambridge2020-03-17
  5. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in London, England
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    nice people in the peaceful town

    Cons

    stressful sometimes and it requires more focus on details

    University of Cambridge2020-03-14
  6. "PhD Student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student 

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Great intellectual people and lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Navigation of bureaucracy is very lengthy

    University of Cambridge2020-03-10
  7. "Nice atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Best University in the UK Nice colleagues from all of the world

    Cons

    There are none to be mentioned

    University of Cambridge2020-03-09
  8. "Excellent Institution, but the experience depends mostly on your supervisor"

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    Former Employee - PhD Student in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The institution is truly amazing. You have endless opportunities for growth and it's a really stimulating environment.

    Cons

    The highly competitive nature means that everyone is stressed all the time. As a PhD student you're completely dependent on your supervisor, so if something goes wrong you can be in an awful situation and the University will do little to protect you.

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    University of Cambridge2020-03-21
  9. "Brilliant"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate 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

    Brilliant people and rich data to work with.

    Cons

    relatively low pay; not enough supervision

    University of Cambridge2020-02-25
  10. "Depends on the department you work for"

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    Current Employee - External Relations Manager in Cambridge, England
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, holiday, central location, wide range of opportunities

    Cons

    Red tape and bureaucracy

    University of Cambridge2020-03-10
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