Oxford University Employee Reviews about "flexible working hours"

Updated 20 Nov 2020

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  1. "Great Employer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    They are a great employer, and colleagues have always been supportive and friendly, as well as efficient. Good teamwork, enjoyable environment, flexible working hours, latest IT hard- and software, competence. Excellent benefits & great location. There are opportunities for development within the University for those who want it. The locations can be stunning. The ideal is to get what you put in, and you will often get more.

    Cons

    Too many committees, nobody seems to want to make decisions.

  2. "Love working here."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bioinformatician in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Great PI. Flexible working hours. Really interesting work. Great team.

    Cons

    The usual clunky HR problems you'd expect with such a big institution.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Solid employer"

    4.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate 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

    Flexible working, salary progression, Good career advice

    Cons

    Fixed-term contracts, very hard to secure permanent contracts

  4. "Unwelcoming"

    5.0
    Former Contractor - Research Assistant in Oxford, England

    I worked at Oxford University for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and remote working.

    Cons

    Intimidating atmosphere with unfriendly academics

  5. "Flexible work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Lab Manager in Oxford, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    As with academia the job has flexible working hours which is good for parents. Although there are core hours we can always finish work at a later stage as long as things get done.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy and paperwork. It can take very log to get a decision on simple things. The progression of your career is not straightforward and you can get stuck at a particular level very easily.

  6. "Good"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Good team and environment. Flexible working hours

    Cons

    No job progress, no job security

  7. "Oxford Uni"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Statistician 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

    Good pension, flexible working, good senior management

    Cons

    Lower pay compared to the private sector

  8. "Ok"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Oxford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours Interesting research work

    Cons

    Poor salary Lack of career progression available

  9. "Supportive employer"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    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.

  10. "Flexible and intellectual environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working Great interaction Elite Network

    Cons

    Salary is not that high Location is not best

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