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Really interesting research and great people

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I interned here a while back and had a great time with the team. They do really interesting research, have a great location, and they are highly motivated people!
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Sociable and active job

Casual hours, so is flexible and can work around your schedule, good job for sixth form students or people who can only work part time. Learn to improve customer service skills as you serve students at the college. Work with large variety of staff so is a sociable job. Job involves serving food, clearing up and setting up lunches, teas, drink receptions etc.


provides food


No guarentee on amount of hours per week
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fun exciting place to work

Great cultural place to work, with a diverse range of people to interact with each day, no two days are the same, if you love art and history then apply
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Friendly and informative

Days typically started at 9am and ended around 4pm. My lab was very friendly and supportive with excellence guidance offered if I was unsure on a certain experimental protocol.


Friendly work environment


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Helped me increase my knowldedge

Most of my day consisted of shadowing psychologists which gave me the the chance to improve my own skills and learn many techniques in which experiments are created.
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Productive and supportive workplace

great team and well managed, excellent support. The head of department is lovely and encourages you to learn. The university offers a great space to train and familiarise with processes


friendly workplace


heavy workload
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Excellent centre for learning

Working here is great if you like to be in a culturally diverse not for profit environment with like minded and well educated people. The salary for administrative staff is low and career progression is difficult.


free training and generous holiday and sickness leave


low pay and high workload
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A very productive and great workplace to be in

Working in the laboratory was very hard and stressful at times due to the pressure of achieving the desired outcome. However, there was always a supportive network of people who were always ready to lend a hand.
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Decent work place

Decent work place that doesn't make you require that you do 9-5 everyday day. However late nights and weekend work are expected with no overtime or extra pay.


health and travel help


long hours, bad organisation
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Amazing working environment

International culture. Value people. Provide a lot of opportunities to learn more in the UK or in a foreign country.
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Great place to do a PhD

Make sure to go out and meet as many inspiring and talented people as possible! Don't spend all your time working, that's not what makes cambridge great.
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High quality work

Driven researchers dedicated to their work. Group gets along well and provides good community. Some supervisors can be difficult at times or not have enough time for their students if they are particularly busy.
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Best science atmosphere

University of Cambridge is one of oldest University in the world and they have uncountable scholars from all of the world. They are mix of applied medical doctor to basic biologists.
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Great place to work

University of Cambridge is one of the most exciting university where to work. Infrastructures are more than adequate and you are in a science hub where it is easier to have access to technologies and funds.
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Professional and supportive

Working as an examiner can be demanding but CIE are very supportive. Therefore my experience has been very positive and I hope that I can continue as part of their team.


Supportive training and team leaders


Long hours (sometimes)
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Great Place

High workload for undergraduate students but the result is absolutely worth it! Best Part about studying at University of Cambridge is the amount of eye to eye contact with lecturers and other academics in weekly supervisions.
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The coolest job and people

The coolest job and people , great atmosphere, friendly environment, respect for the employee, work that was valid for honesty and respectWork hard but satisfying, giving a sense of importance
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Assistant admin

Really friendly and warming atmosphere, they really help you learn how to do things eg filing, photocopying etc. also very laid back and chilled out. Everyone wants to help you


Breaks whenever you need as well as kitchen facilities


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Studied finance.

Studied finance and global law. Management was a former dean of a business school. Very fast-paced. Everything was enjoyable (new culture, traveling, meeting new people).
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A World Class Academic Institution

Excellent, world-leading university with employment and management to match. Fully recommended as an employer whethewr in the support services or as an academic.


Research quality


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Temporary Worker

I was a temporary worker for events with the University and found it to be well managed, well compensated and a good atmosphere for students to work. I can't comment on what permanent contracts would be like.


Well compensated


Event work is irregular
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3.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.7 out of 5 stars for Management
3.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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