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The Open University Benefits

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  • Sick Pay  (4 comments)

    “Return to work interview and form to fill in even if your off sick for less than 5 days.”

  • Work From Home  (3 comments)

    “If you need to work from home you can.”

  • Flexible Working  (3 comments)

    “Flexitime is dependent on Manager / Department. The Company offers this but one still feels they have to be in by 9.00am.”

  • 08 Feb 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Former IT Software Developer in Milton Keynes, England

    33 days holidays plus bank holidays. Free OU courses. Office closure over Christmas. Excellent pension. Able to work remotely if required.

  • 05 Dec 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Milton Keynes, England

    Amazing hoilday up to 50 days including carry over time and bank hoildays

  • 01 Oct 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Milton Keynes, England

    Good pension, flexible working (in some teams), comparative pay, generous holiday

  • 05 Aug 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Administrative Assistant in Milton Keynes, England

    The pension scheme is really good as well the the holiday package you get as most companies do not offer this.

  • 28 Apr 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Lecturer in Milton Keynes, England

    Flexible working, good work life balance

  • 16 Apr 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland

    Agile working, holidays and pension

  • 19 Feb 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Project Manager in Milton Keynes, England

    Great salary and holiday allowance. Also the pension plan ,though it can be considered a weighty cut of your monthly pay, the OU are quite generous with they contribution.

  • 01 Jan 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Milton Keynes, England

    Pension and holidays are fair.

  • 19 Nov 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Lecturer in Milton Keynes, England

    USS pension, course fee waiver

  • 17 May 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Milton Keynes, England

    no benefits for assistant staff

Benefits Summary


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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • Critical Illness Cover
  • Income Protection
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Health Insurance
  • Death in Service
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • Tick markPension Plan (11)
  • SIPP
  • Corporate ISA
  • Save as You Earn
  • Share Incentive Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Benefits

  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Employee Discount
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Gym Membership
  • Car Allowance
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Company Car

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Apprenticeship Programme
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development

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