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Oxford University Reviews

Updated 20 Feb 2020

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4.3
90%
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85%
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Oxford University Chancellor Christopher Francis Patten
Christopher Francis Patten
120 Ratings
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  • "Work/life balance potentially hard to achieve(in 26 reviews)

  • "Low salary given the level of expertise required to apply for the PhD position(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Digital Campaign Officer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really enjoy working here

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of

    Oxford University2020-02-17
  2. "An intense and engaging experience"

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    Current Employee - Student 

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

    Pros

    Generally surrounded by and taught by very interesting people

    Cons

    Very heavy work load, can be very stressful

    Oxford University2020-02-13
  3. "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oxford University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great students to work with

    Cons

    Time limits on current student employees during term

    Oxford University2020-02-08
  4. "Ok place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good home/work life balance if you have very young children, wanting to retire, or wanting to start a career.

    Cons

    Lack of career opportunities (mature organisation).

    Oxford University2020-02-20
  5. "All depends on the department/lab you work at - views here are based on DPAG"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Oxford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place for networking and enhancing CV

    Cons

    Old facilities, lack of technical support

    Oxford University2020-02-14
  6. "Great learning experience"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Fellow 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, driven and like minded colleagues

    Cons

    n/a - no cons for this job

    Oxford University2020-01-30
  7. "Student Scholar"

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    Former Employee - Student 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits to be a scholar

    Cons

    There were no major problems of studying at oxford

    Oxford University2020-01-28
  8. "Excellent for research"

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Oxford, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Oxford University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities for collaborations Loads of experience Good connections

    Cons

    Competition for grants Lack of long-term opportunities

    Oxford University2020-02-10
  9. "Good employer"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scientist in Oxford, England

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in working hours. Good maternity pay/arrangement.

    Cons

    As everywhere in academia, non-clinician scientist not paid enough.

    Oxford University2020-02-10
  10. "Stimulating but low payed"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow 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

    Network, learning, facilities, services, environment

    Cons

    Low salaries, high costs for living, not easy to travel from/to, overrated

    Oxford University2020-02-10

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