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Cancer Research UK Reviews

Updated 20 Jan 2020

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3.8
71%
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86%
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Cancer Research UK CEO Michelle Mitchell (no image)
Michelle Mitchell
26 Ratings
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  • "Could get better pay if it weren’t a charity(in 33 reviews)

  • "Communication is sometimes lost at CRUK(in 17 reviews)

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  1. "A great cause and friendly internal culture"

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    Current Employee - Internal Communications Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - flexible working - friendly people - great pension - lovely office - great progress with EDI agenda

    Cons

    - very heirarchial - HR policies don't make sense

    Advice to Management

    Be less heirarchial and let junior members shine through with their ideas

    Cancer Research UK2020-01-20
  2. "Fun and useful"

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    Former Employee - Stock Associate/Sales Associate 

    I worked at Cancer Research UK part-time

    Pros

    learned about retail gained some experience got to speak to some cool people

    Cons

    a lot of the same, repetitive tasks- but still fairly therapeutic

    Cancer Research UK2020-01-14
  3. "Amazing company"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible working Like-minded colleagues that really care about the cause Trusted to do my job Great personal development

    Cons

    Slow decision making from management at times

    Cancer Research UK2020-01-02
  4. "Scientists"

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    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Secure and minimum stress with generally good facilities. Great holidays

    Cons

    Terrible pay structure, moral and HR

    Advice to Management

    Sort out performance reviews

    Cancer Research UK2020-01-13
  5. "just volunteered"

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    Current Employee - Volunteer 

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK part-time

    Pros

    lots of fun and get to meet lots of people

    Cons

    sometimes customers are not very nice

    Cancer Research UK2019-12-17
  6. "Wonderful cause wonderful company"

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    Current Employee - Events Assistant in Watford, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    In every aspect a team company, all levels work kindly together to get optimum results.

    Cons

    Wish the days were longer and more frequent!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to employ kind managers, this will continue to see the best in your teams.

    Cancer Research UK2019-11-20
  7. "Great place to work, needs a better structure for progression"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Executive 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cancer Research UK full-time

    Pros

    Good working hours, positive and inspiring team

    Cons

    Progression to manager level is limited

    Cancer Research UK2019-11-07
  8. "A lovely and determined company"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cancer Research UK part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Having a positive impact and fulfilling

    Cons

    Sometimes can be mundane and repetitive

    Cancer Research UK2019-11-02
  9. "Love working here!"

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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Partner 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working Work from home once or twice a week Good support from management Passionate and talented people Great culture Working hard to become more diverse

    Cons

    Things can move slowly sometimes

    Cancer Research UK2019-10-30
  10. "Great Research funding and opportunities"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Cambridge, England
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Funded studies and great opportunities to interact with other cancer researchers from around the world.

    Cons

    Cancer is an intense and fast moving field. Long working hours, lots of commitments and stipend should be adjusted with the current cost of living.

    Advice to Management

    Review of the stipend for the students as the cost of living for places such as Cambridge and London is much higher than other sites.

    Cancer Research UK2019-10-30
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