Oxford BioMedica Reviews

Updated 23 Jan 2021

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Oxford BioMedica CEO and Director John Dawson (no image)
John Dawson
23 Ratings
  1. "Finding its feet, but wanting to do the right thing"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford BioMedica full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I have enjoyed my time at Oxford Biomedica so far. I have been given the trust and flexibility I need to just be able to get on and do my job. Pay and benefits seem to be good in comparison to other similar organisations in the area. I am looking forward to seeing how my role, and the company, progresses.

    Cons

    Oxford Biomedica has grown very quickly and has taken on a lot in recent times. This has lead to appearing disorganised, with systems that are no longer fit for purpose. This company is not for you if you want an established way of working and established culture. It is great however, if, like me, you want to drive change and play a part in its success. Oxford Biomedica is still learning, and will make mistakes, but I genuinely believe that the Managements hearts are in the right place and they want to do the right thing.

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  2. COVID-19

    "An inspiring company to work for."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analytical Scientist II in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford BioMedica full-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Manageable work load.

    Cons

    We are having a lot of equipment supply issues but this is mostly due to Covid-19.


  3. "Nice working environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, Bonuses, Supportive management

    Cons

    No cons that come to mind

  4. COVID-19

    "Making a difference"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford BioMedica full-time

    Pros

    Being part of an organisation that is not just changing the face of gene therapy, but also contributing significantly towards the covid-19 vaccine supply makes you feel special. Significant career growth opportunities. Good salary and benefits package.

    Cons

    Lots of work and flexibility needed as company ramps up vaccine production in addition to core business - but worth it to be contributing to the much needed supply

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great for young people"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Biotechnologist in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford BioMedica full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great starting point for you g people, the work is often hard but the pay and prospects are fantastic

    Cons

    A lot of cleaning and mindless work involved in addition to processing

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oxford BioMedica full-time

    Pros

    Growing company Good culture Do care about its employees

    Cons

    Commits to unachievable timelines and put huge pressure on technical staff to deliver. Unecessary competition between departments

  7. "Worst company ever"

    1.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Biotechnologist in Oxford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oxford BioMedica full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None at all, place is a shambles

    Cons

    Management, hours, work life balance, treatment of people with disabilities

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  8. "Poor Management and Organisation"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay and nice colleagues.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from managers to staff means that there is a lot of misinterpretation and misunderstanding about projects. Lack of proper planning leads to overcrowding in labs (and very little social distancing) Very disorganised and messy labs, which makes working very stressful.

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  9. "Not recommended"

    1.0
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Oxford, England

    I have been working at Oxford BioMedica full-time

    Pros

    Good money and a lot of benefits

    Cons

    Company culture, lack of communication, disorganisation

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford BioMedica full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth Managers care about their employees Great culture Diverse workplace

    Cons

    A bit too much paperwork to get work done especially in GMP-like environments Changes take a long time to happen

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