The Open University Reviews

Updated Aug 12, 2022

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55 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good response to pandemic - promises of long-term flexible working(in 25 reviews)

  • "Work Life Balance Good benefits(in 22 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Very Milton Keynes centric for development(in 13 reviews)

  • "Senior management are very political(in 13 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent place to work

      Aug 1, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Good benefits and annual leave, supportive environment, good opportunities for progression, passionate people

      Cons

      Salary is low compared to commercial sector

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      All good

      Aug 9, 2022 - Finance Business Partner 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, great cafe, great cause

      Cons

      Career progression, slow to change

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good employer

      Jul 25, 2022 - Senior Lecturer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very good colleagues and very flexible work-life balance

      Cons

      No sabaticals, difficult to book long periods of time for research and writing

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Policy

      Jul 25, 2022 - Human Resources Specialist in Milton Keynes, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work - great social ethos

      Cons

      A complex organisation, which cajun take some navigating when new

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Excellent place to work

      Jul 24, 2022 - Senior Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Valued, inclusive and great perks

      Cons

      Work to be done improving outdated systems

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great job

      Jul 21, 2022 - Academic Services Administrator 
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      Pros

      Great place to work with fab holiday and pension

      Cons

      There is no cons to the job

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Good Overall

      Jul 29, 2022 - Customer Service Advisor in Milton Keynes, England
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      Pros

      Nice place overall with nice peopl

      Cons

      Hours are all over the place

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Working at the OU

      Jul 13, 2022 - Student Support Advisor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly and supportive team Positive atmosphere Great holiday allowance

      Cons

      The salary could be better

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Working at the OU

      Jul 27, 2022 - Post Doctoral Researcher in Milton Keynes, England
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      Pros

      Great people, flexibility in work

      Cons