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University of Cambridge Reviews

Updated 21 Jan 2020

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4.2
84%
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94%
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University of Cambridge Vice Chancellor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz
Sir Leszek Borysiewicz
195 Ratings
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  1. "Enriching, golden cage, cheap labor"

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    Current Employee - Consulting Manager/Principal 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, intellectual satisfaction, teamwork, future prospects

    Cons

    Amount of work, pressure, rent prices

    University of Cambridge2020-01-21
  2. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great support throughout my time here and is a great place for your career development.

    Cons

    Experience is likely dependent on your boss rather than the place as a whole

    University of Cambridge2020-01-20
  3. "International Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge part-time

    Pros

    Very good, great employee and vibe

    Cons

    Shame for those who didn't mange to get in

    Advice to Management

    Buy my Advice

    University of Cambridge2020-01-16
  4. "Working for the University opens a lot of doors"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Lecturer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The reputational weight of. the University is very important for grants and collaborations. Many colleagues are outstanding, so it is a very stimulating environment. The City is beautiful and fun.

    Cons

    Excellence is expected so there is little celebration of achievement short of a Nobel Prize. Departments can be ruthless if performance isn't delivered.

    University of Cambridge2020-01-16
  5. "Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate 

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Freedom, interesting work, great colleagues and collaborative environment

    Cons

    High workload, financial uncertainty for longer term employment

    University of Cambridge2020-01-12
  6. "Brilliant training and development opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant 

    I worked at University of Cambridge part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Training and development opportunities were excellent

    Cons

    Limited career progression advice / guidance

    University of Cambridge2020-01-06
  7. "Boring job, good company to work for, they make everything easy."

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    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Cambridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Cambridge full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - They do everything possible to ensure your wellbeing, always trying to increase salary if possible. - encourage and support you to move up in the company and apply for promotions. - make things such as holiday and sick leave very easy.

    Cons

    - unbelievably boring job which seemed to have sucked the life out of everyone in the building.

    Advice to Management

    - try to offer incentives which break the monotony of the working day.

    University of Cambridge2020-01-21
  8. "No idea"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good to reputation, looks good on CV. Get good deals/benefits for certain things

    Cons

    Difficult to get funding of conferences/training

    University of Cambridge2020-01-18
  9. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist 

    I worked at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work at.

    Cons

    Nothing much to say here.

    University of Cambridge2020-01-16
  10. "Good"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student 

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Good environment and amazing facilities.

    Cons

    Flexible work environment but high pressure to achieve

    University of Cambridge2020-01-02
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