The Institute of Cancer Research Reviews

Updated 27 May 2020

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3.7
70%
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75%
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The Institute of Cancer Research Chief Executive and President Paul Workman
Paul Workman
17 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free shuttle bus directly from Sutton station to ICR(in 9 reviews)

  • "Great working environment with flexibility and a great team(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "No support for career progression(in 7 reviews)

  • "Not many options for lunch, the ICR and hospital cafe are the only ones nearby (expensive(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Un Professional Managers"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Sutton, London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Institute of Cancer Research full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    For Brand name and experience

    Cons

    Un Professional, no minimum knowledge of SDLC , no project management skilled people are software development project managers

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  2. "Unhealthy work environment"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Clinical Data Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Institute of Cancer Research full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You gain experience in Clinical Research

    Cons

    Unhealthy work environment, poor management

  3. "Wonderful"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Data Manager 
    Recommends

    I worked at The Institute of Cancer Research full-time

    Pros

    Very helpful, friendly staff. Great community. Good learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Dissatisfying pay review - most staff I talked to were unhappy with the changes to the pay structure to be implemented in 2019.

  4. "Too much politics"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at The Institute of Cancer Research full-time

    Pros

    Great pay for postdocs, access to great technology

    Cons

    Groups tend to stick together, not much communication between groups

  5. "World class cancer research and great community."

    5.0
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Training Fellow in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at The Institute of Cancer Research full-time

    Pros

    Professional support staff Diverse Great community outreach Excellent imaging/cell sorting core facilities Many training courses available

    Cons

    Not much quiet study space available at Chelsea site.

  6. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Higher Scientific Officer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Institute of Cancer Research full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    friendly environment and nice atmosphere

    Cons

    not much benefits no health care scheme

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  7. "Institute of cancer research"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Assistant Research Finance Accountant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Institute of Cancer Research part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Friendly team, no micro managing,

    Cons

    Too much office politics, you need to know who to trust and who not to trust, bad communication with higher management, corporate staff feel like second class citizens compared with research staff

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  8. "Cancer Research"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Data Manager 

    I have been working at The Institute of Cancer Research full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment with flexibility and a great team

    Cons

    The canteen food is really bad

  9. "salary SO ICR"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Consultant/Senior Consultant Analytics in Chelsea, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Institute of Cancer Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great science, lots of resources

    Cons

    No support for career progression

  10. "A privilege to be part of the ICR team"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Belmont, England

    I worked at The Institute of Cancer Research part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Co-location of research with patient treatment is a powerful daily reminder of what the aim is - overcoming cancer deaths and prolonging lives.

    Cons

    Tough if a loved one's life is affected.

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