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University of Cambridge Reviews

Updated 21 February 2018
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  1. "Very good research experience."

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Researcher in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good research experience. The research facilities here are top-notched and collaborative learning environment. Highly recommended for some one who would like to receive high quality training.

    Cons

    Not much to add here but do realise you have to be independent most of the time. Better to track your progress and consult with your supervisor.


  2. "Postdoctoral research experience"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Professional work culture and excellent facilities.

    Cons

    Need of common high performance computing facilities.

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "Graduate student - positive experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Love it here. So much to do, so little time

    Cons

    None except the constant lack of sleep.


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  5. "Cambridge Student"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent teaching and facilities, along with a host of extracurricular opportunities.

    Cons

    Heavy workload and little down time, making it difficult to take advantage of all the opportunities available.

    Advice to Management

    There is a noticeable increase in difficulty with each passing year in terms of the material each successive generation of students is expected to learn. It would be nice to see an effort to remove older, more redundant content and replace it with new content rather than simply adding content each year.


  6. "PhD Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, most people enthusiastic about their work

    Cons

    While most people are willing to discuss collaboration, it is often very difficult to get them to follow through and coordinate


  7. "Graduate Student - PhD course in Medicine at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quality research institute provides access to numerous academic opportunities and state of the art instrumentation.

    Cons

    Academic standard so high you'll work yourself to burn out and a prestigious degree.


  8. "It's ok , sort of..."

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    Current Employee - Evening Invigilator in Cambridge, South West England, England
    Current Employee - Evening Invigilator in Cambridge, South West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are nice, and the students can be interesting if challenging.

    Cons

    Out of hours service means unsocial work pattern.


  9. "Postdoctoral Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Excellent facilities and support services

    Cons

    Low salary based on qualifications


  10. "PhD Candidate"

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent training, best University in UK. Much better than Oxford.

    Cons

    Not much really, great place


  11. "PhD Student, Mathematics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people, lots of academic freedom, and many interesting and influential guests.

    Cons

    Location (removed from main city).


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