Oxford University Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2021

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4.3
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Oxford University Chancellor Christopher Francis Patten
Christopher Francis Patten
205 Ratings
Pros
  • "Relatively easy tasks, nice working environment(in 57 reviews)

  • "Very flexible working hours, as long as the work gets done(in 36 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work/life balance potentially hard to achieve(in 34 reviews)

  • "Low salary, bureaucratic practices can frustrate development(in 25 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good experiment in Oxford

      Jul 26, 2021 - Research Assistant 
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      Pros

      good culture, nice view, easy transportation

      Cons

      High renting for houses, narrow street

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      The best for the Best

      Jul 26, 2021 - Associate Professor in Oxford, England, England
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      Pros

      A scholarly place for true scholars

      Cons

      None. It is the best university in the world, after all...

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Modest stipent, but sufficient to live economicaly in Oxford

      Jul 22, 2021 - PhD Student - Stipend in Oxford, England, England
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      Pros

      Flexibility, academic development opportunities. And the stipend is enough, if you do not spend a lot eating out or traveling.

      Cons

      Modest stipend. It is not enough to save, go out a lot or travel.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      NA

      Jul 24, 2021 - Postdoctoral Fellow in Oxford, England, England
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      Pros

      More experience in the field

      Cons

      lower salaries than the company jobs

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good experience but can be difficult to progress

      Jul 27, 2021 - Marketing Assistant 
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      Pros

      30 days holiday, access to free courses, interesting colleagues, good food onsite

      Cons

      Decisions take a long time, lots of archaic processes, progression can be difficult sometimes as middle management stay in post many years

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Best job I've ever had.

      Jul 9, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England, England
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      Pros

      Nice people, supportive managers, clear leadership, good salary, great benefits, lovely locations.

      Cons

      Some old-fashioned and outdated policies and procedures, but then it is a very old university. Also maybe the number of tory politicians the place churns out?

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

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      Jul 18, 2021 - Postdoctoral Fellow 
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      Pros

      The best university in the world

      Cons

      There is no single downside

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Oxford - RA

      Jul 15, 2021 - Academic in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Flexible hours, reliable employer, good working conditions.

      Cons

      Pay is at the lower end.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Pretty Good

      Jul 14, 2021 - Associate Professor in Oxford, England, England
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      Pros

      Academic freedom, good facilities and good peers.

      Cons

      Low pay, no career progression

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good project, poor career development

      Jul 25, 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Oxford, England, England
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      Pros

      Good project to work on

      Cons

      No career development at all

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