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Updated 15 January 2019
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  1. "DPhil in Mathematics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Great environment to work hard

    Cons

    Pressure to perform. Expensive town.


  2. "Relaxing atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Oxford, England
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Oxford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great research, lots of freedom to pursue research interests (although this is dependant on PI), relaxed working hours, great pension, lots of holidays

    Cons

    Career progression in academia is almost nonexistent, I have almost reached the salary ceiling, funding issues can destroy your lab at any moment

  3. "Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    World class facility , ambition, organisation, environment , financial access, students

    Cons

    Pressure, arrogance , career development limited


  4. "Reception Office - 2018 Interview Period"

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    Current Employee - Reception Office in Oxford, England
    Current Employee - Reception Office in Oxford, England
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Oxford University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff who are always eager to help.

    Cons

    No cons come to mind.


  5. "Student reearcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    We worked as a great team

    Cons

    There were long hours but not many cons


  6. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Intellectual and stimulating environment to work in

    Cons

    Expensive city to live in


  7. "PostDoc Oxford"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Inspirational environment; good funding; intersting collaborations

    Cons

    Bureaucracy; overall high living cost

  8. "Beautiful place to work"

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    Former Employee - Library Assistant Customer Services in Oxford, England
    Former Employee - Library Assistant Customer Services in Oxford, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I worked behind the main library service desk at Bodleian Libraries in Oxford.

    Really lovely place to work that I would recommend to anyone who feels they have the right skills for it.

    A lot of effort has been put in on the side of management to make working conditions good for staff. Routine tasks like shelving books are split up and worked in short burst throughout the day, so you get a sense of variety in your work. Full training is provided before you start the job and procedures and instructions are mapped out in a lot of detail in the staff manual. Management are very willing to listen to problems you are having in the job and provide extra training and support wherever needed. Staff in general are supportive, friendly and good at their jobs.

    Cons

    Really have no negative feedback to give.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  9. "Great uni"

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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

    Pros

    Fantastic university. Love it there.

    Cons

    Nothing to say about this.


  10. "Postdoc"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating environment, flexible hours

    Cons

    Low pay, no bonuses, slow progression