Oxford Brookes University Reviews

Updated 2 Jul 2020

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4.2
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Oxford Brookes University CEO Alistair Fitt
Alistair Fitt
11 Ratings
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  • "The impression is that the senior management are remote and cold(in 4 reviews)

  • "Management team are not very accessible and they do not really care about the lecturers(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "s&c"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Worcester, England

    I have been working at Oxford Brookes University full-time

    Pros

    decent pay and free use of equipment

    Cons

    days can become tedious and hours are long

  2. "Like some of the other reviews, think twice!"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Academic in Headington, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oxford Brookes University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Beautiful campus and location Some good colleagues who work very hard Postgraduate students are diverse and motivated

    Cons

    Excessive workload chaotic management Extensive bullying and inappropriate behaviour

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  3. "Great time"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Student 

    I worked at Oxford Brookes University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to meet people

    Cons

    Small student union, needs improving

  4. "Automotive Engineering"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Postgraduate Student Engineering in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful instructors, a great way of teaching and wonderful international experience.

    Cons

    The engineering campus was kinda depressing compared to the main campus

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  5. "Good work life balance, great people"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Outreach in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance - good holiday allowance, flexible hours. Great colleagues and friendly place to work

    Cons

    Management decisions are slow and confusing. Pay is lower than same role at other institutions. Food on site is over priced. Progression can be a challenge with mid management positions rarely becoming available

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  6. "Brilliant"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Oxford Brookes University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance; Development; People

    Cons

    Food on the site is too expensive; parking

  7. "Great University!"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Student 
    Recommends

    I worked at Oxford Brookes University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing lecturers and great opportunities

    Cons

    No printing service for hardbound thesis

  8. "student"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Student in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oxford Brookes University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    inclusive for every student and culture

    Cons

    not the most academically focused

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lost sight of values"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Administrator in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford Brookes University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues, Headington campus is beautiful - many trees and open spaces, fairly flexible working.

    Cons

    Management have lost sight of University values. Professional services staff are undervalued by senior management. Too much change, too quickly. Not enough time to come to terms with change or to get it right.

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  10. "Review"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The team is very supportive

    Cons

    However the job can get repetitive

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