Oxford University Reviews

Updated 6 Jul 2020

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Oxford University Chancellor Christopher Francis Patten
Christopher Francis Patten
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  1. "Great Place to work for a PhD"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - PhD Student in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    PhD studentship was great. Nothing to complain

    Cons

    No Cons were experienced in this time.

  2. "Space to develop"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Oxford, England

    I worked at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Space and opportunity for professional development.

    Cons

    Positive change can be slow to occur.

  3. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Student 

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    lots of oppertunities to learn

    Cons

    No negative comments about my time here

  4. "Good experience overall"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Clinical Trial Assistant in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location, beautiful city, diverse set of employees

    Cons

    Very far from where I lived

  5. "Student"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - DPhil Student in Oxford, England

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to do world class research

    Cons

    High living costs, competitive work

  6. "Good job prospects"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Researcher 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Support by supervisors and leadership.

    Cons

    Living in Oxford is expensive especially accommodation.

  7. "Oxford"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Oxford, England

    I worked at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work Excellent facilities Great town Good work-life balance Close to main airports

    Cons

    Can't transition to PI Expensive housing Funding somehow limited No other No other

  8. "Oxford great but not much career progression"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Oxford, England

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Vibrant environment with lots of opportunity for collaborations and development through courses offered by the university.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for career progression

  9. "Great University"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - DPhil Student in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning opportunities, Support staff, Academic body

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, IT systems, Library procedures

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  10. "Supportive employer"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to make use of career development resources from department training/careers service. Flexible working.

    Cons

    If you don't want to stay in academia no career progression. Short fixed-term contracts for researchers.

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