Oxford University Reviews

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4.3
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Oxford University Chancellor Christopher Francis Patten
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Pros
  • "good working environment and collegues(in 73 reviews)

  • "Fairly flexible working hours most of the time(in 49 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Salary not sufficient for the cost of living in Oxford(in 62 reviews)

  • "Sometimes long hours are ineviteble(in 45 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      PhD Candidate

      May 16, 2022 - PhD Candidate in Oxford, England
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      Pros

      Big-name research institute. Flexible time schedule.

      Cons

      Stress on occasion. Low paid in UK if looking for engineering job entry after graduation.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great experience

      May 12, 2022 - Teaching Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I love the tutorial system at Oxford.

      Cons

      Hard to balance with research if you are given many students.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee

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      May 12, 2022 - Social Worker 
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      Pros

      Great place to work within my profession

      Cons

      There are no cons working at Oxford

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place for immunology based studies

      May 12, 2022 - PhD Student 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great facilities and supervisors Good support system for students

      Cons

      Peer pressure can be quite high

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Fast paced and a thrill

      May 9, 2022 - Departmental Lecturer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work and learn. Lots of opportunities.

      Cons

      Lots is hinged on you. You can succeed only if you do push yourself and if you are there at the right time and the right moment.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Full time PhD student

      May 7, 2022 - PhD Student in Oxford, England
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      Pros

      work with incredibly smart people

      Cons

      work in a very competitive environment

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Scientist

      May 4, 2022 - Postdoctoral Researcher in Oxford, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility at work and opportunity to progress

      Cons

      Work and publication stress and fear of losing job !

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work

      May 5, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work to life balance

      Cons

      Salary progression scheme is poor

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Small team, always learning

      May 3, 2022 - Software Engineer in Oxford, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Constantly have the chance to learn new things, free time to do it. Very flexible hours

      Cons

      Not very much structure or personal development plan to follow

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Quite good experience basically

      May 3, 2022 - PhD Student - Stipend in Oxford, England
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      Pros

      Some very good mentor. Competitive colleagues.

      Cons

      Not so much basic research skill training. Lack of essential courses for graduates.

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    Oxford University has an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5, based on over 1,799 reviews left anonymously by employees. 86% of employees would recommend working at Oxford University to a friend and 66% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Oxford University employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Oxford University. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    86% of Oxford University employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Oxford University 3.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 4.0 for career opportunities.

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