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Updated 16 November 2018
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  1. "Great organisation to work for!"

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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

    Competitive pay
    Good hours
    Generally nice people to work with
    Good holidays

    Cons

    None that can I think of


  2. "Supportive workplace"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    - Pay grade increase every year
    - Lots of opportunities for training/career development
    - Diversity of employees and protection for workers

    Cons

    - Low pay, but that's standard for the field (medical research)

  3. "An inspiring place to work with lots of development opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Policy in Oxford, England
    Current Employee - Policy in Oxford, England

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

    Pros

    Very supportive of personal development, with a very wide range of training courses available to staff.

    Cons

    Staff experiences may vary a lot depending on were in the University posts are based.


  4. "good job"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Oxford, England
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Oxford, England
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    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    very relaxed and good pay. good hours and lots of holiday

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic. Senior management don't seem to listen to advice of engineers.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your techies


  5. "Employer Engagement Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    There is a real sense of Community and belonging to something bigger here .

    Cons

    breaking down the silos created over 800 years


  6. "Salary too low"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    - Good team
    - Exciting projects
    - Freedom to chart you own path

    Cons

    - Salary way below market rate
    - Slow


  7. "PhD student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, yearly pay raise, good maternity cover for both men and women, generous holiday allowance, independent research

    Cons

    Generally no travel and housing allowance

    Advice to Management

    An "Oxford allowance" similar to the London allowance would be beneficial

  8. "Excellent science, decent conditions"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Oxford, England
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Oxford, England
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    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great science, intellectual freedom, computing resources, travel support, intellectual climate

    Cons

    poor food, barely adequate pay, too much bureaucracy, lack of internal career development opportunities


  9. "working at oxford"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Oxford, England
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Oxford, England
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible working, good holidays, good pay for the academic sector

    Cons

    slow pace of change, to much bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people on the ground.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "editor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    colleagues, study, atmosphere, social, activity

    Cons

    stress, pressure, workload, competition, stress


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