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The Open University CEO Peter Horrocks
Peter Horrocks
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  1. "Relaxed and Enjoyable working environment"

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    Former Employee - Internship in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at The Open University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Beautiful campus Free access to sport/recreational facilities Friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Low specification desktop computer and monitor

    The Open University2019-05-17
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    "Super friendly staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at The Open University full-time

    Pros

    31 days holiday + 10 christmas closure days + bank holidays

    Cons

    Lack of career progression but that's it really

    The Open University2019-04-30
  3. "Great employer"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Open University full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits available

    Cons

    There are no cons really

    The Open University2019-04-21
  4. "analyst"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at The Open University part-time

      Pros

      friendly and flexible working environment, diversity

      Cons

      company politics, going through a lot of restructuring

      The Open University2019-03-28
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      "Student"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at The Open University part-time

      Pros

      Flexible, open, inclusive, innovative and inspiring.

      Cons

      Sometimes face to face interaction can be beneficial.

      Advice to Management

      No idea.

      The Open University2019-03-24
    • "Great company values, treats staff well, but failing due to beauracracy"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at The Open University full-time

        Pros

        Friendly staff Good pay Fantastic holiday Lovely environment

        Cons

        A lot of bureaucracy Reluctance to offer staff permanent contracts

        The Open University2019-04-08
      • "STUDENT"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at The Open University part-time

        Pros

        Friendly, informative and easily accessible

        Cons

        No cons to this institution

        The Open University2019-03-07
      • "Associate Lecturer"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook

          I have been working at The Open University part-time

          Pros

          Flexible working hours, ability to work from home, great support and training

          Cons

          Salary and pensions behind the public sector

          The Open University2019-02-27
        • "Great for academics--lots of flexibility"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook

          I have been working at The Open University full-time for more than 20 years

          Pros

          As an academic you have no lectures to give so it is possible for academics to live quite distant from campus and come in only for meetings. You get a lot of support for developing high quality teaching material and the satisfaction of knowing it will be used by many, not just the 30-50 people you would normally see sitting in front of you in a lecture.

          Cons

          lack of contact with students

          The Open University2019-02-06
        • "Student review"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
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          I have been working at The Open University part-time

          Pros

          Good for independent study, brilliant support.

          Cons

          Not enough engagement with prospective employers eg work/summer placements.

          The Open University2019-01-20
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