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Cancer Research UK is a charity. They work to raise funds for cancer research, as well as promote information to the public.

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Based on responses from 27 employees at Cancer Research UK.

Pay

    Good
  • Most people get sick pay

    Do Cancer Research UK pay sick pay?

    Yes. Most people get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    82% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 22 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2021 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Okay
  • Only some people are paid market rates

    Do Cancer Research UK pay market rates?

    Only some people are paid above average for their job.

    How we know this

    62% of people are paid below the average pay for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2021 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t get paid breaks

    Do workers at Cancer Research UK get paid breaks?

    No. Most people don’t get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    92% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 25 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2021 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Bad
  • Most people aren’t paid a living wage

    Do Cancer Research UK pay a living wage?

    Most people are not paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    73% of people say they are paid below the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 26 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2021 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living. It is currently £9.90 per hour, and £11.05 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

Hours and flexibility

    Okay
  • Can be hard to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Cancer Research UK?

    Some people find it hard to book holiday.

    How we know this

    54% of people report it’s hard to book holidays.

    Based on data from 26 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2021 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Okay
  • Some people find it hard to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Cancer Research UK?

    Some people find it hard to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    35% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 26 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2021 and June 2022.

Workplace

    Good
  • Most people feel treated with respect

    Do people at Cancer Research UK feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    87% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 23 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2021 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Good
  • Most people feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Cancer Research UK is doing?

    Most people feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    70% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 23 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2021 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

  • Okay
  • Only some people enjoy their job

    Do people at Cancer Research UK enjoy their jobs?

    Only some people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    36% of people report they don’t enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 22 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2021 and June 2022.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Cancer Research UK?

    Some people did’t get enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    56% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 25 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2021 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Cancer Research UK?

    Only some people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 67% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 24 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2021 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • Okay
  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do people at Cancer Research UK recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    58% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 26 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2021 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Bad
  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do people think Cancer Research UK head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    92% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 24 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2021 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Bad
  • Most people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Cancer Research UK?

    Most people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    69% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 26 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2021 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t get proper breaks

    Do people at Cancer Research UK get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    78% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 23 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2021 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

How Cancer Research UK ranks

Cancer Research UK ranks joint 48th to work for out of charities.

  1. 48= Making Space
    5.2
  2. 48= Cancer Research UK
    5.2
  3. 54= Choice Support
    5.1

Rankings are based on Breakroom ratings for employers with 5 or more quiz responses, accurate as of 3 July 2022.

Pay ranges at Cancer Research UK

  1. £7.64–10.45 per hour

Cancer Research UK job reviews

  • Best thing

    Helping a great cause

    Worst thing

    Management.....communication.......strict health and safety rules

    3.7

    Cancer Research UK Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Freedom of the road, not tied to any one workplace.

    Worst thing

    Workload, not appreciated, undervalued and taken for granted.

    3.7

    Cancer Research UK Employee, October 2021

Jobs by location

  1. 2 job openings

  2. 1 job opening

  3. 3 job openings

  4. 3 job openings

  5. 1 job opening

  6. 6 job openings

Handy to know

How are people paid?

33%
by the hour
67%
an annual salary

Based on 27 Cancer Research UK employees