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Decent pay, good career support and courses, great reputation

Post Doctoral Research Assistant (Current Employee) Oxford, England

ProsReputation is excellent for future employment.
Research is not notch.
City is small enough to not feel overwhelming.

ConsServices can be a little 2nd world (e.g IT).
Quality of support entirely dependent on PI, not University.

Advice to Senior ManagementPut a university wide scheme in place to ensure all staff are routinely assessed for developmental needs.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great researching resources and students; poor salaries, employment rights and support

    Tutor and Instructor (Former Employee) Oxford, England

    I worked at Oxford University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros: The students are ambitious and wonderful to teach (mostly), and the libraries and community of… Cons: Few, and increasingly fewer, tenured jobs, with more emphasis on by-hour and adjunct teaching, which means no payment for marking and prep. I was… Advice to Senior Management: Professionalise your approach: ensure that everyone ranging from full professors and chairs to graduate tutors can benefit from salary and per-hour wage transparency, a clear… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    Overall a positive experience but it is a long way off perfect

    Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee) Oxford, England

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time for more than a year

    Pros: You have a lot of freedom to pursue your own ideas. You tend to come across a good quality of other scientists to work… Cons: If your ideas you have don't result in a decent publication or two every 2-3 years, you will find it tough in academia. Luck… Advice to Senior Management: Supervisors of labs vary massively in their ability to be managers, which in their defence was… More

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