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  • www.open.ac.uk
  • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1969
  • College / University
  • Colleges & Universities
  • $100 to $500 million (USD)

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The Open University (OU) is the United Kingdom's only university dedicated to distance learning. With most courses there are no previous qualifications required to study, you have to be aged 16 or over when your course starts but there is no upper age limit. We have around 150 ...

The Open University Reviews

4.1
86%
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100%
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Tim Blackman
Tim Blackman
8 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee, more than 1 year

"I love my job every single day. For me, it's awesome."

Jul 20, 2021 - Team Manager in Milton Keynes, England, England
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

The support from management and the rest of the team is amazing. Work/life balance is great.

Cons

I can not think of any at this point, best job I've ever had.

Advice to Management

Continue to develop the managers and rest of the team for the best results.
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Diversity & Inclusion at The Open University

4.2
(53 reviews)

Diversity & Inclusion FAQs

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The Open University Interviews

Experience
Positive64%
Negative17%
Neutral19%
Getting an Interview
Applied online85%
Recruitment Agency12%
Recruiter3%
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    Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England, England
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    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at The Open University (Milton Keynes, England, England) in May 2021

    Interview

    Online application consisted of submitting CV and answers to 5 questions. Selection was based on answers to the 5 questions only. On shortlisting to interview, I had a video call with three members of staff, all extremely friendly and relaxed. The questions were all competency based following the job description and general knowledge in the area of e-procurement.
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The Open University FAQ

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Does The Open University offer unlimited holiday?

...When it comes to special occasions at work, we have to be manning the phones while other departments get to drink/eat/celebrate these special occasions, during Peak work times when enrolment is near closing, work loads go through the roof and we have to work sometimes even longer than our allocated hours to clear call queues and then have to fight to get our overtime clocked as 'Toil' which then we can have as holiday time but only when work levels are low enough to allow it....

October 19, 2020

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