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University of Cambridge CEO Sir Leszek Borysiewicz
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  • "no much possibilities for career in academia(in 19 reviews)

  • "Very poor career progression opportunities unless you are one of the lucky few academics(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful environment for research"

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    Current Employee - Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher - PhD Student in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The Department of Engineering is a very stimulating atmosphere for research. Most supervisors are able to strike a balance between providing concrete guidance and encouraging independent exploration. You can attend lectures and seminars by top researchers in your field. The atmosphere is friendly and inclusive. Cambridge is largely a university town and feels very snug. Teaching opportunities are also available, whether...

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    Cons

    They do like to hire their own, whether it is PhD students or lecturers, which is perhaps not always optimal.

    University of Cambridge2019-05-24
  2. "Great scientific environment"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    great people and inspiring ideas relatively flexible working slot

    Cons

    non but pressure to renew contract

    University of Cambridge2019-05-23
  3. "Early Stage Researcher Marie Curie"

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    Former Employee - Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher - PhD Student in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Cambridge full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, there is a possibility to work remotely.

    Cons

    Not very well organised place to have a lunch break.

    University of Cambridge2019-05-15
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Excellent working environment, great co-workers.

    Cons

    Very difficult to get a tenured position.

    University of Cambridge2019-05-09
  5. "Lovely but disorganised"

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      Current Employee - Welfare Officer 

      I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

      Pros

      Amazing support team, really lovely

      Cons

      Disorganised and a horrible office

      University of Cambridge2019-05-22
    • "Research Associate"

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      Current Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England

      I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Smart people and great environment.

      Cons

      Cambridge is an expensive city.

      University of Cambridge2019-05-06
    • "PhD at Cambridge"

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        Former Employee - PhD Student 

        I worked at University of Cambridge full-time

        Pros

        Great minds and great place to do science

        Cons

        Highly competitive, low salary in an expensive town

        University of Cambridge2019-05-20
      • "Challenging work interesting people"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

          Pros

          Great organisation fantastic and interesting people

          Cons

          Pace was slow for my liking

          University of Cambridge2019-05-16
        • "dependant on department"

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            Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

            I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

            Pros

            - fantastic academics surrounding you - lots of opportunities to network

            Cons

            - department variation in terms of facilities and training - no facilities available to all

            Advice to Management

            more internal training required for technicians

            University of Cambridge2019-05-11
          • "Mixed bag"

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            Current Employee - Cambridgeshire in Cambridge, East of England, England
            Positive Outlook

            I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time for more than 20 years

            Pros

            Generally relaxed atmosphere Feeling of contributing to society

            Cons

            Abysmal management Very little idea of realistic expectations Pretty poor salaries Small budgets for delivering poor advancement opportunities

            Advice to Management

            Make anyone responsible for management take a course. This includes professors

            University of Cambridge2019-05-08
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