Oxford University Employee Reviews about "flexible working hours"

Updated 17 Jan 2021

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Christopher Francis Patten
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Pros
  • "Relatively easy tasks, nice working environment(in 57 reviews)

  • "Very flexible working hours, as long as the work gets done(in 36 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "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. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Employer

      1 Nov 2020 - Project Manager in Oxford, England, England
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      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.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Contractor, more than 3 years

      working at oxford unviersity

      4 Jan 2021 - Postdoctoral Researcher 
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      Pros

      Flexible working, lots of seminars and activities to get involved in. Stimulating environment. Good maternity leave policy.

      Cons

      Hard to progress (similar at all universities), as positions are often based on external funding. Contracts are temporary, so little job security.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Positive Experience

      17 Jan 2021 - Administrative Assistant 
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      Pros

      Nice environment to work in/live in. Varied and interesting tasks. Flexible working and good work-life balance

      Cons

      Stressful at the beginning when figuring everything out

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    4. 5.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      Unwelcoming

      10 Oct 2020 - Research Assistant in Oxford, England, England
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours and remote working.

      Cons

      Intimidating atmosphere with unfriendly academics

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Flexible work

      9 Oct 2020 - Research Lab Manager in Oxford, England, England
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      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.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Love working here.

      20 Nov 2020 - Bioinformatician in Oxford, England, England
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      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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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Solid employer

      29 Oct 2020 - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Oxford, England, England
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      Pros

      Flexible working, salary progression, Good career advice

      Cons

      Fixed-term contracts, very hard to secure permanent contracts

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      19 Aug 2020 - Senior Scientist in Oxford, England, England
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      Pros

      Good team and environment. Flexible working hours

      Cons

      No job progress, no job security

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Oxford Uni

      10 Aug 2020 - Statistician in Oxford, England, England
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      Pros

      Good pension, flexible working, good senior management

      Cons

      Lower pay compared to the private sector

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Flexible and intellectual environment

      5 Apr 2020 - Research Scientist in Oxford, England, England
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      Pros

      Flexible working Great interaction Elite Network

      Cons

      Salary is not that high Location is not best

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