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University of Cambridge Reviews

Updated 11 September 2018
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  • "Really expensive to live in the city" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Very poor career progression opportunities unless you are one of the lucky few academics" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great freedom to be creative and your boss"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professor in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Professor in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High quality facilities, colleagues and students to teach. Chance to mix with other academics from disparate fields when one is attached to a college.

    Cons

    Lower salary compared to other places in the US and US. Cost of living in Cambridge.


  2. "University Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - world-renowned reputation of research excellence

    Cons

    - slow career progression
    - low pay compared to industry

  3. "undergraduate student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    a fantastic education opportunity, wonderful people

    Cons

    nothing negative to say about cambridge


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Univ. of Cambridge Phd review"

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    Current Employee - PhD in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - PhD in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    not too much pressure
    college take care of you

    Cons

    life can be destroyed if supervisor is not a decent person


  5. "Fantastic academic environment"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic academic environment. Many brilliant minds, very collaborative, ideas are in the air

    Cons

    Keen to publish in big journals (Nat & Sci) is way more pronounced here than in other schools I have been before, which is not necessarily a "Con"


  6. "Cambridge scholarship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    University of Cambridge offer many scholarships.

    Cons

    Some of them are possible but usually not possible to extend


  7. "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, South West England, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, South West England, England

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

    Pros

    Brand name,benefits,strong team and organised

    Cons

    Lack team spirit,salary grade is less compared to other.

  8. "It is a great place to work and study"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    world class University, many resources, plenty annual leave, good work-life balance

    Cons

    typical academic remuneration, often inside candidates for jobs


  9. "Research Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive working environment.
    Opportunities for training and travel.
    Exciting projects.

    Cons

    Few permanent positions.
    Often no further funding available to extend fixed term contracts.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible depressing place to work"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Cambridge, South West England, England
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Cambridge, South West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The name recognition of the university.

    Cons

    Total shambles of a university, outdated working practices and corrupt management and senior acidemics.

    Advice to Management

    Modernise working practices fire half the admin staff.


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