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Cambridge Consultants Overview

Cambridge, South West England, England (UK)
501 to 1000 employees
1960
Company - Private
Consulting
$100 to $500 million (CAD) per year
Unknown
You can go to this Cambridge to get schooled in research and development. Cambridge Consultants employs scientists and engineers that provide business services such as product design, technology consulting, and intellectual property licensing to large and small companies. The ... Read more

Cambridge Consultants Reviews

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
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    I have been working at Cambridge Consultants full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Huge range of projects (diagnostics, synthetic biology, drug delivery, surgical)

    Role seems to be tailored to what you do best; people with the same job title can do very different things on a day to day basis (e.g. mechanical design, CAD, design for manufacture, tolerance analysis, FEA, data analysis, testing, sales work or most importantly for me, a mixture of all of the above)

    If you're not sure what you want to do, the large number of projects will help you find out

    Free breakfast, lunch and fruit, access to 3D printers
    Excellent training opportunities
    One of the best paying mechanical engineering jobs outside of Oil & Gas
    Annual pay rise seems decent.

    Cons

    When there aren't as many ongoing projects, you may have to work on projects that don't interest you as much.

    New starters may struggle to get onto projects (especially in slow periods) as colleagues and project managers won't know your skillset. This "internal marketplace" means that you should get to know as many people in the company as possible so you hear about opportunities before they're taken. If you don't enjoy doing this sort of thing, you'll be very dependant on your line manager, who can be very busy with other engineers in similar situations. Luckily, the company has only had a couple of slow periods in my (short) time at the company, so this hasn't been a huge problem yet.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about pay at the different grades.

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Cambridge Consultants Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

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    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at Cambridge Consultants in June-2016.

    Interview

    Following a fairly simple phone interview, was invited to Cambridge for a day of interviews (10am ~ 4pm). Travel was reimbursed.

    The day had 5 distinct sections, each lasting around 1hr:
    - A nice chat with HR going over my CV and what I enjoyed/didn't at university etc.
    - Interview with whom I'd be working under to gauge my thought process when solving a problem.
    - Lunch and tour of the facilities with possible future colleagues.
    - Technical interview with coding questions.
    - Another technical interview gauging my numerical problem solving abilities (this was fairly abstract and perhaps not directly related to the role).

    Throughout the process, I felt the intention of such a long interview day and exposure to so many different employees at CCL was to both give me a good understanding of the feel of the company in addition to being assessed myself, which was extremely helpful in gathering an informed opinion of the working environment/personnel.

    Overall, a very good experience which gave me a good feel of the company culture, though some of the technical questions were a little tricky!

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    • Did you get your first choice university? If so, why did you apply there?   Answer Question
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Cambridge Consultants Awards & Accolades

  • The Queens Award for Enterprise in International Trade, The Queens Award for Enterprise, 2017
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Sunday Times Best Companies, 2017

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