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Oxford University CEO Christopher Francis Patten
Christopher Francis Patten
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  1. "Vibrant Atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Post Doc in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oxford University full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Oppurtunity to work with best of the best

    Cons

    None that i can remeber now

    Oxford University2019-05-22
  2. "MSt candidate in Jewish Studies; Incoming MSt candidate in Modern Languages"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Oxford University full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    the epitome of human intelligence

    Cons

    A fast-paced, high pressure environment

    Oxford University2019-05-16
  3. "Unique professional opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate 
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    I have been working at Oxford University full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Exposure to cutting-edge projects in the fiels.

    Cons

    Very competitive and hard to get a permanent position.

    Oxford University2019-05-14
  4. "Postdoctoral Research Associate"

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      Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Oxford, England

      I worked at Oxford University full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Fantastic, stimulating science, immense possibilities for research, so much to learn, so many interesting people to meet (including from many other disciplines), great support from academics and researchers for your project, great equipment, all of that surrounded by wonderful architecture, nature, all withing cycling distance; one of the best times of my life.

      Cons

      Short term contracts, which makes it hard to program long term research (as usual in academia).

      Oxford University2019-05-13
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      "Lovely place to work (including great work/life balance) but slightly limited career development"

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      Former Employee - Finance in Oxford, England
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      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Oxford University full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Lovely place to work: friendly culture and colleagues, interesting work with opportunities to learn and develop and some opportunity for flexible working (depending on role). Offered a fantastic work life balance.

      Cons

      The basic salary reflects the benefits you get above and with a rising pension contributions is less than other employers. The departmental/divisional structure means it is harder to have a clear career development pathway, needing to apply to move to more senior roles in different departments/divisions - makes the progression from junior to senior levels potentially slower and more difficult

      Advice to Management

      Put in place ways to identify talented staff in departments at a divisional/central level and provide clearer career pathways for them. Continue to maintain the flexible, friendly culture.

      Oxford University2019-05-09
    • "Temporary Staff"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Oxford University part-time

        Pros

        Great academic benefits and good working hours

        Cons

        None to declare. Good institute to work for, but long hours.

        Oxford University2019-05-09
      • "Research Assistant"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Oxford University full-time

        Pros

        Great community of highly skilled people

        Cons

        Uncertanty about the future when founded by specific grants

        Oxford University2019-05-13
      • "Hard work and poor pay compared to local housing costs, but worth it for the university's prestige and quality"

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        Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Oxford, England
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at Oxford University full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        - Prestigious university - Department (chemistry) had new facilities, although they were already suffering from overcrowding - Good support services like mechanical and electronics workshops and IT within the department (chemistry), although all had long lead-times

        Cons

        - Low pay compared to local housing costs. I believe pay bands are set nationally so the University/department may not be completely at fault, but they refused to negotiate even within the band: required to start at the bottom salary - Did not seem like anyone ensures that PIs run their groups in healthy ways. This leads to potential for extremely long hours to be demanded of staff - this did not happen in my case but...

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        Oxford University2019-05-11
      • "Postdoc position at Oxford University"

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        Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher 
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        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Oxford University full-time

        Pros

        Very flexible working hours, as long as the work gets done

        Cons

        Not always a good option if the end goal is not academia

        Advice to Management

        Have more career development opportunities

        Oxford University2019-04-25
      • "Postdoc"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England
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        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at Oxford University full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        good university, good work life balance, trustworthy employer

        Cons

        poor funding opportunities, low pay, high living costs

        Oxford University2019-05-06
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