University of Cambridge Employee Reviews about "career progression"

Updated Nov 27, 2021

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  • "Good working environment with friendly staff(in 71 reviews)

  • "Flexible working hours & training provided & friendly co-workers(in 65 reviews)

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  • "Career progression as a non academic/administrator to senior level is difficult(in 47 reviews)

  • "Low salary compared to the work hours(in 41 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      Nov 27, 2021 - Researcher in Cambridge, England
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      Pros

      Amazing facilities, great talks and seminars from world-leading scientists on a weekly basis, fantastic opportunities for collaborations. Great collegial life (if one manages to get affiliated with a College).

      Cons

      Very very very competitive place, very hard to progress one's career within the university. Usually career progression happens externally (i.e. by leaving for another University). Forget work/life balance especially if with a family and non-tenured.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to make science

      Nov 18, 2021 - Research Associate in Cambridge, England
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      Pros

      Amazing facilities, great talks and seminars from world-leading scientists on a weekly basis, fantastic opportunities for collaborations. Great collegial life (if one manages to get affiliated with a College).

      Cons

      Very very very competitive place, very hard to progress one's career within the university. Usually career progression happens externally (i.e. by leaving for another University). Forget work/life balance especially if with a family and non-tenured.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Research associate

      Nov 26, 2021 - Research Associate in Cambridge, England
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      Pros

      Scientifically stimulating, opportunities to travel and collaborate, flexible working.

      Cons

      Lack of opportunities for career progression, relies on fixed-term contracts.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Research associate at Cambridge

      Nov 24, 2021 - Research Associate in Cambridge, England
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      Pros

      Flexible and friendly work environment, good HR

      Cons

      Career progression is tough and the process is not always transparent

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Cambridge life

      Oct 20, 2021 - Research Scientist in Liverpool, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good institute on a CV Involved with some cutting edge research

      Cons

      Limited career progression for anyone without a PhD Stuck in the past, not very progressive Promotion and incremental pay rise almost none existent

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good holiday, no career progression

      Sep 12, 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, England
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      Pros

      30 days holiday Paid sick leave Maternity pay Flexible working

      Cons

      Very little opportunity for career progression.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Great for networking but poor career progression

      Aug 30, 2021 - Research Assistant in Cambridge, England
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      Pros

      University surroundings give plenty of options for networking and collaborative projects. The university also has various connections to industry partners and spin-off companies.

      Cons

      Poor career progression when not acquiring additional degrees. No chance of increase in salary after multiple years of work within the same department.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Not as good as expected

      Aug 11, 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, England
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      Pros

      Good pension Many annual leave days Getting funding is straightforward in general and most PIs have reasonably good access to funds Prestigious university There are some brilliant people affiliated

      Cons

      Crowded spaces Many buildings are rather old Frequent technical failures Lots of disorganization Institutes and research centers, in their autonomy, are largely disconnected A lot of facade but minimal substance in many cases Short term contracts Limited career progression

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Research assistant

      Jun 30, 2021 - Research Assistant in Cambridge, England
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      Pros

      interesting job, look great on CV

      Cons

      no career progression without PhD

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Working at a University

      Jun 13, 2021 - IT Officer in Cambridge, England
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      Pros

      University fosters an inclusive work environment

      Cons

      There isn't much in terms of career progression

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