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Updated 16 Oct 2019

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University of Cambridge CEO Sir Leszek Borysiewicz
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  1. "my life there"

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    Current Employee - Student 

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    fast pace busy high quality teaching

    Cons

    too busy mental disorders for many

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work!

    University of Cambridge2019-10-16
  2. "postdoc researcher university of cambridge"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work part of team, friendly staff

    Cons

    funding is often uncertain, No quiet working areas

    University of Cambridge2019-10-10
  3. "Excellent academic environment"

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    Current Employee - Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher - PhD Student in Cambridge, England

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in work hours, excellent teammates, academic freedom

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours despite being flexible, tough work and could take over your work-life balance

    University of Cambridge2019-10-14
  4. "Graduate research assitant"

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

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

    Pros

    Great organisation, plenty of exciting labs and people

    Cons

    Like with all academia work, pay is bad

    University of Cambridge2019-09-27
  5. "Great, easy-going place"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Cambridge is a great city and the university is a good employer (great pension scheme)

    Cons

    Can become too comfortable, mundane

    University of Cambridge2019-10-09
  6. "Prestigious"

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    Current Employee - Student 

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

    Pros

    Good academic environment and research facility

    Cons

    not in city, far from london

    Advice to Management

    Prestigious university, i like it

    University of Cambridge2019-09-24
  7. "It’s ok, takes advantage of the reputation with low salary offered"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good reputation, that’s about it

    Cons

    Too many to list, how long have you got...

    University of Cambridge2019-10-08
  8. "Undergraduate"

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    Current Employee - Student in Cambridge, England

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

    Pros

    Strong academic environment and resources

    Cons

    Demanding work with student welfare sometimes lacking

    University of Cambridge2019-10-07
  9. "Cambridge post-doc life"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow 

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

    Pros

    Academic freedom, intellectual atmosphere, world leading in some subjects

    Cons

    Low salaries, limited office space, not enough exposure to similar level institutions (i.e. Harvard, Berkley, MIT, etc.), too much exposure to third-world countries

    University of Cambridge2019-10-05
  10. "Great place to do research"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Cambridge, England

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

    Pros

    Great city, prestigious institution, plenty of smart people to collaborate, very independent work style, good pension scheme

    Cons

    Low salary given the qualifications, working hours can get crazy certain times of the year, promotions are difficult

    University of Cambridge2019-09-20
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