University of Cambridge Reviews

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4.3
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Pros
  • "Good working environment with friendly staff(in 71 reviews)

  • "Flexible working hours & training provided & friendly co-workers(in 65 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Career progression as a non academic/administrator to senior level is difficult(in 47 reviews)

  • "Low salary compared to the work hours(in 41 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      great

      May 16, 2022 - Research Associate in Cambridge, England
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      Pros

      nice city and great employer

      Cons

      none at all it's great

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      good overall

      May 13, 2022 - PhD Student in Cambridge, England
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      Pros

      good potential after graduate. good people to work with

      Cons

      under paied for sure and stressful sometime

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to work

      May 9, 2022 - Research Assistant in Cambridge, England
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      Pros

      International working environment, flexible work time, and friendly colleagues.

      Cons

      Experimental instruments are old and very old buildings.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Postdoc review

      May 23, 2022 - Research Associate in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great research environment, great pool of other researchers, extremely well working collaboration between disciplines. Flexible working from home. I think the reputation alone is probably the greatest asset.

      Cons

      Workload is immense, isn't remotely covered by the hours on the contract. Not a lot of options for progression.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Relaxed but dull

      May 21, 2022 - Graduate Student 
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      Pros

      Relaxed work, interesting colleagues, working in central Cambridge

      Cons

      At times very tedious, little ambition among many colleagues so it was often hard to get things done.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

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      May 17, 2022 - Research Development Coordinator in Cambridge, England
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      Pros

      Great opportunity for consistent learning

      Cons

      none I can think of right now

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good employer but not very open to change

      May 17, 2022 - Administrator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good working hours, decent pay, good annual leave

      Cons

      not very forward thinking, too bureaucratic when it doesn't need to be.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Not available

      May 16, 2022 - Postdoctoral Researcher in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great scientific atmosphere for doing great reseach

      Cons

      Not enough salary to follow a nice life style

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      best place to mature experience

      Apr 29, 2022 - Senior Bioinformatician in Cambridge, England
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      Pros

      -best place to mature experience -you could learn a lot

      Cons

      -low salary scale -difficult to get promotions

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      Apr 27, 2022 - PhD Student in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good environment and healthy work relationship

      Cons

      Difficult during pandemic but same as everywhere else I guess

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    University of Cambridge has an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5, based on over 1,785 reviews left anonymously by employees. 86% of employees would recommend working at University of Cambridge to a friend and 68% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

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    86% of University of Cambridge employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated University of Cambridge 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 4.1 for career opportunities.

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