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Oxford BioMedica Reviews

Updated 1 December 2018
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  1. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist
    Current Employee - Scientist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford BioMedica full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Value staff, great company atmosphere and culture. Development opportunities. Diversity in staff background.

    Cons

    Overcomplicated and convoluted systems. needs serious overhaul

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Biotechnologist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oxford BioMedica full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good location
    Great work life balance
    Good remuneration

    Cons

    Senior management not considering subordinates
    Career progress almost a myth

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to get involved with employees issues more

  3. "Would work here again"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oxford BioMedica full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and staff working with
    Excellent manager

    Cons

    Slower career development than hoped


  4. "People are only cogs in the machine"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist in Oxford, England
    Former Employee - Scientist in Oxford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Oxford BioMedica full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Salary, Fancy building, sound business
    free mugs

    Cons

    HR extremely confusing and unhelpful
    Backstabbers
    Prepare yourself to be left completely alone
    You are always under testing and fake smiles can help more than good references

    Advice to Management

    learn to have respect for people and not use them as tools for your personal achievements


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to start career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England

    I worked at Oxford BioMedica (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice and skillful people from very different backgrounds.
    Good pipeline of technology and state of the art focus in biotech.

    Cons

    Short term vision from top management slowly shifting the company to pure services/customer projects.
    Enormous inertia and aversion to change/improvements.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing people to work with and allowed the freedom to make any improvements I wanted even though I was at a very junior level.

    Cons

    Parking was too limited at the new site, however a secure car park was available about a 10 minuet walk away at no charge to staff.

    Advice to Management

    try and establish better car parking facilities on the new site, as the parking at the old site was amazing.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good company but under values its staff"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in Oxford, England
    Current Employee - Scientist in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford BioMedica full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice place to work, everyone friendly.

    Cons

    To much politics and feeling that you are not involved in decision making

    Advice to Management

    Value the staff more

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oxford BioMedica full-time

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere, staff are highly valued

    Cons

    Organisational planning could be better


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Exiting prospects."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people and facilities. Exciting product pipeline from many angles. Takes time out to celebrate and reward staff. Opportunity to work on genuinely important and interesting topics of your into bioscience and biomanufacturing.

    Cons

    Quite a lot of bureaucracy. No real onboarding structure other than basic health and safety. Management not transparent. Slow pace of work. I didn't personally connect with the culture there but others seemed to enjoy the atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to recruit and retain talent invest in people early, give them exciting work and provide some useful structure. Otherwise you're self selecting hires who will put up with average performance and slow progress.


  10. "Exciting pipeline but needs more solid infrastructure"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oxford BioMedica full-time

    Pros

    Great people and exciting pipeline

    Cons

    Needs to enhance communication and provide a more solid infracstruture for its employees