Sanger Institute
4.0 of 5 6 reviews
www.sanger.ac.uk Cambridge, United Kingdom 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Apr 01, 2014

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Good but not amazing

Software Developer (Current Employee)
Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

I have been working at Sanger Institute full-time for more than 10 years

Pros- Nice campus with lots of sports facilities and canteen
- Free shuttle buses to Cambridge and surrounding villages
- Not very stressful environment
- Lots of talks given by guests from all over the world
- Interesting work environment

Cons- A bit disorganized - starting from HR, IT
- Annoying rule not letting you take holidays when going away for a conference - you need to leave at most 2 days before, and 2 after(no matter if you travel 10h-15h) and even 2 days is hard to obtain
- Hard to obtain the hardware configuration that you want for your work machine - they have only standard things they want to give and nothing else
- Old IT infrastructure (not the most modern -- annoying sometimes)
- Very Perl-oriented

Advice to Senior ManagementDrop the "no holidays after/before conference" rule!

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Great start to academic career

PhD Student (Current Employee)
Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

I have been working at Sanger Institute full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- great facilities
- famous institute, therefore great career prospects
- substantial funding
- very collaborative work environment

Cons- very focused on 'big' projects, difficult for students to drive their own small projects

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great opportunity to do things, not much creative thinking.

Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee)
Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

I have been working at Sanger Institute full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat resources and facilities, lots of space.

ConsAssembly line factory science. Anti-intellectual.

Advice to Senior ManagementFacilitate collaborations with Cambridge departments at an individual level.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good facilities, bad management

Senior Software Developer (Current Employee)
Hinxton, England (UK)

I have been working at Sanger Institute full-time for more than 8 years

ProsVery pleasant campus, nice academic feel, excellent facilities, great people. Nice place for a short stint.

ConsNo career prospects, relatively poor salaries, managers who mostly don't want to be managers but have been promoted outside of their areas of expertise. The Peter Principle very much applies here.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I worked at Sanger Institute

Prosgood campus, excellent facilities, good academic environment

Consunfocused management, unclear prospects, poor team working across the institute

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Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee)
Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

I have been working at Sanger Institute full-time for less than a year

ProsI enjoyed working at Sanger

ConsThe location is rather inconvenient

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