Cancer Research UK

www.cancerhelp.org.uk
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Very cool company to work for

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - IT Engineer in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - IT Engineer in London, England (UK)

I have been working at Cancer Research UK full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Nice working atmosphere and work and family life balance done properly. Very hard to find something like this these days.

Cons

None that I could fine of.

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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    Challenging, fulfilling and rewarding

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging working environment, highly motivated and dedicated staff who are committed to working for a very good cause. There is also an excellent work life balance. Everyone is very supportive and the working environment is highly collegiate.

    Cons

    There are not many downsides of the organisation; but if I was pushed I would say that it takes quite a long time to progress in the company. Also, the salary is lower than equivalent jobs in the private sector but that's to be expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearer staff progression guidelines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Losing sight of whats important

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Management in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Cancer Research UK full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing cause
    Some very dedicated people

    Cons

    Far too many people in Director / Head positions. Many of them promoted because of time served rather than skill or input
    Salaries paid to those in Director / Head roles are unrealistic and not reflective of their impact
    Inconsistent approach to appraisal
    Culture of favouritism
    Many people not having the impact they should
    Lack of leadership in support functions means organisation isnt efficient
    Organisation really needs some new blood and a 'fresh pair of eyes' despite rebrand has become stale an institutionalised

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rationalise senior positions and ensure 'value for money' on salary spend
    Bring in new people with new ideas and perspectives (but stop forcing them out when their faces dont fit with the old tired cohort)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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