Oxford University Employee Reviews about "working environment"

Updated 21 Jan 2021

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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 experience in a world class university

      21 Jan 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Oxford, England, England
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      Pros

      good working environment and collegues

      Cons

      intense and huge pressure on research

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Administration, Management and bureaucracy hold this great place back

      3 Jan 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England, England
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      Pros

      Ground level staff, researchers and students are friendly. Understanding work environment for outside of work needs e.g appointments, uni club and bar

      Cons

      Senior management have become increasingly ineffective. Administrations rude and unbothered by anything you ask. Professors mainly are snobs and have no respect for anyone not at their level.. Changes have happened in the past 8 years and the senior management is the root cause. Salary is also abysmal compared to other employers. On a side note, the university’s response in initial months to coming back to work was awful and in some departments not even hand sanitizer is provided due to “cost”. Covid rampant in student accom but not tracking or tracing and coming freely into departments. Workers increasingly worried.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      PhD student salary

      8 Jan 2021 - PhD Student in Oxford, England, England
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      Pros

      Great work environment and nice co-workers. Extra effort in diversity and inclusion policies

      Cons

      Too much work for the pay

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing experience

      30 Dec 2020 - Clinical Trial Monitor in Oxford, England, England
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      Pros

      Great training, welcoming and supporting working environment, amazing pension scheme

      Cons

      lower paid then industry position

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

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      5 Dec 2020 - Software Engineer in Oxford, England, England
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      Pros

      It´s a multi cultural work environment.

      Cons

      I can not find any cons.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      oxford

      2 Jan 2021 - Associate Professor in Oxford, England, England
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      Pros

      Good working environment, holiday annual leave

      Cons

      Low pay and rare opportunities for tenure

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great working environment

      24 Nov 2020 - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Oxford, England, England
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      Pros

      Great working environment, top facilities, top professors

      Cons

      High peer pressure, lower salary for postdoc compared to other top institution in the world

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      PhD Student at Oxford (EPSRC scholarship)

      12 Nov 2020 - PhD Student in Oxford, England, England
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      Pros

      Independent research, nice working environment and possibility of incredible collaborations.

      Cons

      Pay is not great and the cost of the city is high

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Nice part-time job for DPhil student

      17 Aug 2020 - Library Assistant 
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      Pros

      Relatively easy tasks, nice working environment

      Cons

      Some shifts finished late at night

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great People

      11 Sep 2020 - Kitchen Assistant in Oxford, England, England
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      Pros

      Relaxed working environment Decent pay Good people to work with Long lunch breaks Amazing food Location

      Cons

      Small kitchen, not a lot of room to move

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