University of Cambridge Employee Reviews about "career progression"

Updated Jan 19, 2021

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Pros
  • "Very good working environment around(in 52 reviews)

  • "Flexible working hours and lots of opportunities(in 51 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low salary and few development opportunities(in 31 reviews)

  • "Limited career progression advice / guidance(in 29 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Excellent employer

      Jan 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Very good employer, good pension plan, good annual leave, work-life balance, flexi hours, good support throughout the pandemic.

      Cons

      Not as good pay as private sector. Career progression as a non academic/administrator to senior level is difficult.

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    2. 5.0
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      Nov 18, 2020 - Research Associate 
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours, dynamic environment .

      Cons

      Less career progression paths ahead.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Research Assistant in University of Cambridge lab

      Oct 16, 2020 - Research Assistant in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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      Pros

      flexible hours, high quality science/work

      Cons

      limited career progression and promotions

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good experience for a postdoc

      Sep 11, 2020 - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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      Pros

      International, reputation, world class reasearch

      Cons

      Elitism and dificult long term career progression

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Mixed

      Sep 20, 2020 - Research Technician 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good colleagues Long annual leave Good reputation

      Cons

      Very low salary. This doesn’t help with the high cost of living Very little career progression opportunities

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Good autonomy, not much support or management

      Aug 29, 2020 - Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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      Pros

      Lots of autonomy to focus on research that interests you

      Cons

      Little direction, or support offered. Not much chance of career progression unless you have a PhD and want to teach

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good place to work, but difficult to have career advancement

      Feb 14, 2020 - Senior Programmer Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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      Pros

      Lot of training opportunities and courses are offered through the university Generall a good working climate

      Cons

      Hard to progress No clear career progression for a lot of the academic-related posts

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Molecular/Cell Biologist, Cancer Research

      Jan 30, 2020 - Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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      Pros

      Stimulating working environment, great holiday, emergency care and pension benefits.

      Cons

      Short-term contracts, poor redundancy package, average pay, low career progression prospects.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Brilliant training and development opportunities

      Jan 6, 2020 - Research Assistant 
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      Pros

      Training and development opportunities were excellent

      Cons

      Limited career progression advice / guidance

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    11. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Research Assistant at Cambridge Uni

      Jan 9, 2020 - Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor 
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours, great colleagues

      Cons

      No career progression, short term contracts

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