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Cancer Research UK Reviews

Updated 14 July, 2018
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Cancer Research UK CEO Harpal Kumar
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Pros
  • "Reasonable work life balance, with opportunities for flexible working if needed" (in 13 reviews)

  • "The working environment was extremely positive" (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not all, but some managers and senior managers within Technology appear to lack the ability to motivate IT staff" (in 8 reviews)

  • "No recognition for work and no real structure for career development / progression" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southampton, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southampton, ON
    Recommends

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK part-time

    Pros

    Friendly and nice atmosphere, excellent volunteer scheme.

    Cons

    Limited Career progression, sometimes expected to work overtime.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Internal Communications
    Former Employee - Internal Communications
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cancer Research UK full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Progressive organisation that's driven by a fantastic cause. They care about employee engagement and try to have open communication and lots going on for staff to get involved with. I personally had fantastic managers who supported my development.

    Cons

    Sometimes try to do too many new, exciting initiatives without making sure the basics are solid first, leading to staff feeling overwhelmed or frustrated.

    Cancer Research UK Response

    29 Aug, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thank you for taking time to leave a review. I'm glad you enjoyed working for Cancer Research UK in Internal Communications. We have an atmosphere of responsible innovation at CRUK and it is great to... More

  3. "I love working at Cancer research, but I am a volunteer, not an employee."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everytime that I volunteer at Cancer research I feel as though I am appreciated.

    Cons

    The shop I work in is a little small, can feel a little chlostaphobic.

    Advice to Management

    Needs a steady permanent manager.


  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK part-time

    Pros

    staff are friendly
    can buy items you want

    Cons

    sometimes shop is quiet so working at till can be boring


  5. "Great place to start a career in the charity sector"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance, friendly colleagues and very sociable workplace.

    At the forefront of the charity sector.

    Lots of opportunities to try new roles e.g. secondments and moving between teams

    Cons

    Can be difficult to get things done because the organisation is so big!


  6. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Cancer Research UK part-time

    Pros

    Treat employees very well, enjoyable

    Cons

    Did not encounter any cons


  7. "Marketing Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK full-time

    Pros

    Great people, supportive colleagues, life-saving cause

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, takes time for new ideas and attitudes to take hold

  8. "Shop Floor Assistant (Volunteer)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cancer Research UK part-time

    Pros

    Working on all aspects of the shop floor developed my people skills, as in my area many people walk in with an unpleasant mood. Management was kind and showed me how to handle these complaints and troubled customers. Got me to handle a lot of different task around the shop. Lot of experience gained from my short time in the branch. Very laid-back environment

    Cons

    Somewhat disorganized structure. Many times my role switched.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the environment friendly and laid back, but have more structure and assigned roles to help meet those targets.


  9. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cancer Research UK part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment and good colleagues.

    Cons

    Some shops are small


  10. "Communications"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Proud To go to work everyday
    Seriously talented colleagues
    Interesting work

    Cons

    Challenges that come with working in any large scale organisation

    Advice to Management

    Keep going!


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