Oxford University Reviews

Updated 1 Mar 2021

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Oxford University Chancellor Christopher Francis Patten
Christopher Francis Patten
182 Ratings
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  • "Work/life balance potentially hard to achieve(in 34 reviews)

  • "Low salary, bureaucratic practices can frustrate development(in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Great place"

    5.0
    Former Employee - PhD Researcher 

    I worked at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    Brilliant experience - none that I experienced

  2. "Research intern"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Student in Oxford, England

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    flexible working arrangements, cooperation with professors

    Cons

    irregular nature of the work


  3. "Nice place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Call Center Agent 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

    Good management, good role progression

    Cons

    None, a lovely place to work

  4. "Postdoctoral Researcher"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher 

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility to conduct research that you are interested

    Cons

    Can get busy with deadlines.

  5. "Great place to study a PhD"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student 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

    Independent working and autonomy. Plenty of resources, both in terms of academic expertise to assist in research and in funding/facility resources.

    Cons

    Work ethic is fairly intense, with long hours expected and sacrifices commonly expected.

  6. "best uni in the world"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Student in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Oxford was ranked the best university in the world by the Times.

    Cons

    It can be very hard work.

  7. "great organisation to work for"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Business Administrator in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    they care about the well being of their employees and really aim to prioritise this.

    Cons

    It can be a little monotonous here

  8. "Good place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow 

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

    Pros

    good access to new methodologies

    Cons

    can become repetitive when there is a commercial application

  9. "Very good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate 

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Working with like minded people Good support from your supervisor Great team ethic

    Cons

    Oxford is running out of space in the city centre, so the lab space is often smaller than ideal

  10. "Vevy Hierarchical"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Oxford, England

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

    Pros

    Sorrounded by great academics, scientist and entrepeneurs.

    Cons

    Very competitive environment. Collaborations are often unbalanced.

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