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Updated 17 Feb 2020

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3.5
66%
Recommend to a Friend
72%
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Oxford Instruments Chief Executive Officer Dr Ian Barkshire
Dr Ian Barkshire
20 Ratings
Pros
  • "Lots of good people in the trenches that work hard and care about the company(in 6 reviews)

  • "The hourly employees are great people to work with(in 5 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Electronics engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Electronics Engineer in Abingdon, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work. Very good people.

    Cons

    I can think of any.

    Oxford Instruments2019-04-16
  2. "Great company if a little slow and unorganised"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People centred, good pay, great staff support, good hours and work ethic, fairly flexible

    Cons

    A bit unorganised, slow, risk averse, resistant to change

    Oxford Instruments2020-02-18
  3. "Working at Oxford Instrument Plasma Tech"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford Instruments full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good bunch of people to work with.

    Cons

    lack of promotional opportunities for employees

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    Oxford Instruments2019-11-28
  4. "Good luck working here"

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am yet to find any

    Cons

    If you're looking for recognition for your ability you should look elsewhere, this place promotes personality and empty promises.

    Oxford Instruments2019-10-24
  5. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Abingdon, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent environment and people working to improve the world

    Cons

    Lack of real benefits and

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    Oxford Instruments2019-09-18
  6. "good environment"

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    Former Employee - Intern 

    I worked at Oxford Instruments part-time

    Pros

    friendly, relax, inspiring, thought-provoking

    Cons

    feel good about it, no particular cons.

    Oxford Instruments2019-07-18
  7. Helpful (3)

    "It's all about the company, employees are an afterthought"

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    Current Employee - Testing Engineer in Yatton, South West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford Instruments full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Interesting workplace with interesting people

    Cons

    Stressful conniving dictatorship with aggressive incompetent management

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    Oxford Instruments2019-07-20
  8. "OK but not recommending"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Beautiful surroundings Interesting work on site

    Cons

    Not very social Pipeline not great

    Oxford Instruments2019-05-19
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Loads of potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford Instruments full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people Varied work Fascinating technology Early Friday finish (1pm) - great in helping work life balance (particularly useful whilst children are school age - opportunity to pick up primary age kids from the school gate)

    Cons

    Squeezing more and more out of employees Constantly changing expectations of people Bringing in new people rather than developing and promoting from within Average remuneration … not great

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    Oxford Instruments2019-04-13
  10. "Good workforce"

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    Current Employee - Vacuum Technician in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place with excellent support from colleagues

    Cons

    The location is a bit out of the way, but quite quick to access from Oxford

    Oxford Instruments2019-03-22

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