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University of Cambridge Reviews

Updated 23 February 2018
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  1. "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).


  2. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Excellent place to work, good conditions to perform research.

    Cons

    Very limited career advancement. Salaries are not proportional to the costs of living in Cambridge.


  3. "International PhD student in Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good reputation and working environment

    Cons

    Don't focus and emphasis on publication


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  5. "Cambridge uni scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly atmosphere , great work life balance

    Cons

    some times too laid back an atmosphere


  6. "supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    freedom to come up with own syllabi

    Cons

    hectic and untimely departmental organisation that made lesson planning difficult


  7. "Rea"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Cambridge full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great research atmosphere and resources! Nice and intelligent people to work with. Lots of conferences and seminars to attend.

    Cons

    Low pay job, doing only for fun not able to support a family unless your partner is also working.


  8. "Excellent research development opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Work with intelligent people
    Driven to improve and succeed in research

    Cons

    Little scope for salary increase


  9. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Good pension scheme
    Flexible working times

    Cons

    Short term contracts, no job security


  10. "Good reputation, interesting work"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    International brand, interesting work, exciting opportunities

    Cons

    Average pay, bureaucratic at times, research office and contracts office move slowly.


  11. "You have to perform very highly as a postdoc to get any recognition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Flexible working hours. Generous holidays.

    Cons

    Limited career progression opportunities. Absent bosses. Leadership responsibilities dumped on younger staff without recognition


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