University of Cambridge Employee Reviews about "working environment"

Updated 29 Dec 2020

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  1. "PhD Student"

    5.0
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    International, strong reputation, interesting work environment

    Cons

    Unlucky if a bad college affiliation is met

  2. "Standard teaching job"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Lab Demonstrator in Cambridge, England

    I worked at University of Cambridge part-time

    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


  3. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant 

    I worked at University of Cambridge part-time

    Pros

    Rewarding work environment, Flexible hours

    Cons

    low pay, limited support from senior staff

  4. "Mixed"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Technician in Cambridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Cambridge full-time for more than a year

    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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  5. "World class research"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    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.

  6. "Great working environment while researching cutting-edge science"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time for less than a year

    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

  7. "`"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Very good working environment around

    Cons

    `Not much selections of food

  8. "More non-canonical career opportunities for research staff"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working environment, interesting work.

    Cons

    High-pressure environment with long hours. Hard to progress career outside of traditional academic routes.

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  9. "Cambridge work environment"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative working environment with international reputation

    Cons

    Small place lacking urban lifestyle

  10. "Supportive and dynamic work environment with good benefits and great work and life balance"

    5.0
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    Former Contractor - Research Assistant 
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Cambridge for less than a year

    Pros

    A vary vibrant and inclusive work environment with many like-minded individuals

    Cons

    Relatively low salary comparing to London Universities

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