The Open University Overview

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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 ...

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The Open University Reviews

4.1
88%
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94%
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20 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee, more than 1 year

"Great company to work for"

Nov 8, 2021 - Student Recruitment and Support Advisor

Pros

Great managers
Good pay
Great employee benefits

Cons

No cons in my opinion.
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Diversity & Inclusion at The Open University

4.0
(74 reviews)

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The Open University Interviews

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Positive63%
Negative19%
Neutral19%
Getting an Interview
Applied online88%
Recruitment Agency10%
Recruiter3%
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    The interview involved a task - answering a query email using the website as a knowledge base.
    A competency based interview with questions based on customer service experience and teamwork
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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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