University of Cambridge Employee Reviews about "working environment"

Updated Jan 14, 2021

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

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

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  • "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 1 year

      Laboratory Manager

      Jan 10, 2021 - Laboratory Manager in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      High flexibility and nice working environment

      Cons

      Old research facilities, poor Department internal operational coordination

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Synthetic chemistry PhDs are challenging, but worthwhile to those passionate

      Jan 6, 2021 - PhD Student in Research Triangle Park, NC
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      Pros

      Relative working independence and friendly working environment

      Cons

      Long work hours, loose management structure in academia

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Student

      Dec 17, 2020 - Student in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Excellent working environment for hard working students

      Cons

      Often challenging work load often with a lot of expectations

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Standard teaching job

      Dec 29, 2020 - Lab Demonstrator in Denver, CO
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      Pros

      Good work environment, stimulating if you enjoy teaching

      Cons

      The biggest downside is being paid at the end of term - you have to wait 3 months to see your first paycheck

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      PhD Student

      Sep 18, 2020 - PhD Graduate Student 
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      Pros

      International, strong reputation, interesting work environment

      Cons

      Unlucky if a bad college affiliation is met

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Graduate Teaching Assistant

      Sep 7, 2020 - Graduate Teaching Assistant 
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      Pros

      Rewarding work environment, Flexible hours

      Cons

      low pay, limited support from senior staff

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Mixed

      Aug 24, 2020 - Technician in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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      Pros

      Good working environment with perks to job. Sociable staff, relaxed working environment.

      Cons

      Extremely low pay relative to cost of living in Cambridge and industry competitors.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      World class research

      Jul 14, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Opportunities to collaborate with world class researchers. Excellent access to facilities and resources. Supportive and inclusive work environment. Cambridge city is a great place to live.

      Cons

      It is expensive to live in Cambridge.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great working environment while researching cutting-edge science

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

      Positive and collaborative working environment Cambridge status helps in securing funding opportunities Cambridge network allows for many collaborations or using specialized equipment Career advice and support for start-ups is provided

      Cons

      Salaries lower than in industry Although not always required, working longer hours or on weekends is not untypical

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

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      May 24, 2020 - Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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      Pros

      Very good working environment around

      Cons

      `Not much selections of food

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