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Updated 21 March 2019
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  • "Work life balance sometimes tough" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Expensive to live in and hard to rent a nice house" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "post doc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good working environment, friendly atmosphere, challenging work, very nice work experience

    Cons

    compensation given is very less.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the salary as it is very difficult to survive in this salary


  2. "PhD student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Excellent career opportunities after the PhD

    Cons

    Low salary given the level of expertise required to apply for the PhD position

  3. "Great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Oxford, England
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Oxford, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Oxford University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible hours, useful research

    Cons

    professors are often very disorganized, sometimes long hours needed depending upon project


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - IT Helpdesk Analyst in Oxford, England
    Current Employee - IT Helpdesk Analyst in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Prestigious employer, secure jobs with development opportunities, friendly and helpful colleagues, good social life.

    Cons

    Many old buildings so working environments vary. Expensive housing and commuting by car is not practical.


  5. "Great but leaving academia"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Nice people and nice location

    Cons

    Didnt enjoy academia so leaving


  6. "DPhil Student"

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    Current Employee - DPhil Student
    Current Employee - DPhil Student
    Recommends

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, good facilities, good location

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, expensive city, student support is sometimes inappropriate at the College level


  7. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Great university and great team

    Cons

    No cons every thing is great

  8. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn and leading professors

    Cons

    Admin can be very scattered

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. "World-leading opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Oxford, England
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Oxford, England
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oxford University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Money, facilities, amazing people, amazing labs

    Cons

    Lack of progression available for most

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  10. "world class place to do research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    first rate facilities, colleagues, students

    Cons

    pressure to succeed in a world leading institution