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Oxford University Reviews

Updated 10 April 2015
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  1. I very much enjoy working at Oxford.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are lots of opportunities to move around the University career-wise, from role to role. There is an inclusive and friendly atmosphere and the pension scheme is very generous.

    Cons

    Being a not-for-profit university, the salaries aren't as high as in the private sector. The turnover rate in my office is also quite fast.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to share upcoming roles around the University so that people can make horizontal and vertical moves, and to promote the best people for each job.

  2. DPhil student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Well supported, good professional development opportunities in terms of courses. Excellent IT courses free to staff. The career service is genuinely excellent an every active

    Cons

    Very little options for promotion, very political, get funding or you're out. Salaries compare poorly with other universities and contracts tend to be short with no hope of a permanent job unless you are a clinician

    Advice to Management

    Start treating scientists with the same level of respect reserved for the clinicians - remember your reputation is based on good science and its the scientists that produce not the clinicians

  3. No many opportunities within the university

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    Current Contractor - Post Doctoral Research Associate in Oxford, England
    Current Contractor - Post Doctoral Research Associate in Oxford, England

    I have been working at Oxford University as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility of hours. Great for networking.

    Cons

    Temporal contract. It isnot easy to get teaching hours. Oxford is an expensive place to live.

    Advice to Management

    Openly discuss career prospects with the employee

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  5. Administrative Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oxford University

    Pros

    clear structure, pension scheme, holidays,

    Cons

    not much potential for growth, inflexible

  6. PhD

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible, nice supervisor, friendly, and sociable

    Cons

    Competitive, out of date techniques, relatively poor rigs

  7. Being a student

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    Current Employee - Student in Oxford, England
    Current Employee - Student in Oxford, England

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's great - interesting tutors, wide variety of options. Studying Lit hum which i really like, not sure about future income but pretty happy with opportunities so far.

    Cons

    Lots of work, not incredible links with industry. Arguably not the best place for employment. Some colleagues are very work focused etc etc etc

  8. Really exciting place to be with very hard working and intelligent people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DPhil Student in Oxford, England
    Current Employee - DPhil Student in Oxford, England

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free access to several journals
    Work with great like minded individuals that will push you to be better
    The academic staff are world class.
    Great teaching opportunities

    Cons

    Some people are too big-headed, even when they aren't that good.
    The college system is incredibly annoying
    The students' union is almost non-existent.

  9. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DPhil Student
    Current Employee - DPhil Student

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Access to broad range of Journals and books. Very nice libraries. Excellent team of knowledgeable person to discuss results with. State of the art experimental equipment.

    Cons

    Weather not always good. Office noisy, people talk laud. Training to use some of the equipment could take half a year to be arranged. Equipment broken often and takes time to fix.

  10. Great work culture!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Oxford, England
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Oxford, England

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    --Flexible work hours
    --Work with the smartest minds in the area of research
    --Excellent brand recognition

    Cons

    --Being an academic institution salaries are not comparable with the industry

  11. Oxford opens a lot of doors

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    Former Employee - Professor in Oxford, England
    Former Employee - Professor in Oxford, England

    I worked at Oxford University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Oxford has a broad range of researchers at top level and access to fantastic students. You'll meet very interesting individuals becoming Life long friends. The University has high international standing and being a professor at Oxford opens a lot of doors.

    Cons

    Hard to get into the colledge Life if you are a scientist and there are few informal meeting Points. It is easy to get lost in Oxford and not meet up with too many scientists if you are not proactive.

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