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Updated 15 Oct 2019

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Oxford University CEO Christopher Francis Patten
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  1. "Difficult but rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Masters Student 

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

    Pros

    Highly acclaimed degree, widely recognised as one of the most difficult in the country

    Cons

    Disregard for mental health, often overwork students without consideration of their health

    Oxford University2019-10-15
  2. "DPhil at University of Oxford"

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    Current Employee - DPhil in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Inspiring research atmosphere, top-class reasearchers an colleagues, wide range of additional development opportunities

    Cons

    Payment of graduate students realatively low compared to living costs in the city

    Oxford University2019-10-12
  3. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Student 

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Good academic environment to thrive in

    Cons

    Lots of work but that’s standard

    Oxford University2019-09-28
  4. "Competitive research environment in a largely friendly atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    1. Many opportunities to meet and collaborate with researchers working on exciting projects. 2. Great place to learn new skills and attend seminars on very interesting topics. 3. The university supports employees with flexible working, contribution to pension scheme, workplace socials and several other benefits.

    Cons

    1. Growth and management decision taking can be extremely slow. 2. Poor communication to support staff and academic staff till grade 8 leading to discontent.

    Oxford University2019-10-10
  5. "Good employer offering many opportunities"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary pension training opportunities diversification

    Cons

    Formal ways of working and inflexibility

    Oxford University2019-10-09
  6. "An inclusive and supportive work environment"

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    Current Employee - Business Change Manager in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Oxford University part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Family/care friendly policies Some good internal opportunities Flexible Good pension scheme

    Cons

    Hierarchical, bureaucratic, not always efficient with business processes.

    Oxford University2019-10-08
  7. "Intellectually stimulating, great learning environment"

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    Former Employee - Student in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Oxford University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating, great learning environment

    Cons

    Can't think of any to be honest.

    Oxford University2019-09-19
  8. "Really varies from department to department"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Bright people - Access to lots of data and expertise

    Cons

    - Not enough support - Researchers can be very disconnected from the real world

    Advice to Management

    - Focus on quality projects than quantity - Almost operates like a business - Securing funding is an ongoing battle for mangement which takes away the passion from research

    Oxford University2019-10-04
  9. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Student 

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

    Pros

    Great education and fantastic teaching

    Cons

    Very intense work load at times

    Oxford University2019-09-16
  10. "Good employer"

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    Current Employee - Professor in Oxford, England

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

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work -- great people, great architecture, wonderful city

    Cons

    Very high cost of living. Parking a nightmare

    Oxford University2019-09-10
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