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University of Cambridge Employee Reviews about "flexible working hours"

Updated 27 Feb 2020

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  1. "Fantastic work environment"

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

    I worked at University of Cambridge full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working Excellent research facilities Fantastic colleagues

    Cons

    Fixed term contracts Open ended research

    University of Cambridge2019-09-30
  2. "Overall a positive experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at University of Cambridge part-time

    Pros

    There is lots of interesting work going on in Cambridge and it is great to be a part of it. My employers are very supportive of flexible working and I have a good work life balance.

    Cons

    The University has a horribly complex structure and feels very siloed which can make it hard to achieve any real change. Some academics are arrogant and think they are better than everyone else which is unpleasant. The cost of living in Cambridge is not reflected in the wages.

    University of Cambridge2020-02-27
  3. "Good experience overall"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Generous holiday entitlement and flexible working available in most roles.

    Cons

    Barriers when communicating advice on operation models and strategy to senior management. This often leads to missed opportunities to develop teams and working environments and ultimately high staff turn around.

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    University of Cambridge2020-02-05
  4. "Chemistry PhD Student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    flexible working hours, good external support network, future prospects

    Cons

    pressure to publish, high rent prices, support and interaction with group leader varies a lot depending on the group

    University of Cambridge2020-01-29
  5. "Research Assistant at Cambridge Uni"

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor 

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, great colleagues

    Cons

    No career progression, short term contracts

    University of Cambridge2020-01-09
  6. "Great tradition but increasingly mismanaged"

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Cambridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    College System. Great Tradition. Good training environment. Good research and working conditions. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    The University pays some of the lowest academic salaries in the country. Poor pay, exorbitant rent and no hope of owning a house makes you wonder if it is really worth it to work and live here. Also, the administrative system and management of the Cavendish Lab is a nightmare. Incompetent administrative hubs that delay orders and go the extra mile to rejecting justified claims simply out of principle. Support for grant holders furthermore is miserable. Promotion seemingly is done based on internal networks rather than merit. Over the last 5 years it really has been going downhill here.

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    University of Cambridge2019-12-06
  7. "Cambridge University"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good training programmes Good holidays Flexible working

    Cons

    Difficult to progress Few additional benefits

    University of Cambridge2019-10-26
  8. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, great work environment, good work life-balance, great co-worker, cambens discounts (discounts for large variety of shops, experiences etc)

    Cons

    not much chance to move up

    University of Cambridge2019-08-14
  9. "Really nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Technician 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Cambridge full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    People are friendly and helpful, holidays are great, flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Not much career progression - this might be depending on role and department

    University of Cambridge2019-07-16
  10. "Great scientific environment"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great people and inspiring ideas relatively flexible working slot

    Cons

    non but pressure to renew contract

    University of Cambridge2019-05-23
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