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Oxford University Reviews

Updated January 16, 2015
Updated January 16, 2015
111 Reviews
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111 Reviews
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Pros
  • The town of Oxford is also a great place to live (in 5 reviews)

  • Absolutely beautiful city to live in (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • very expensive to live especially the housing (in 5 reviews)

  • long hours, poor work life balance, limited opportunities for personal growth, (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent research institution, opportunities to expand into teaching. World-leading collaborations easily developed.

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Fellow in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Fellow in Oxford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Research facilities are world class. The heritage and ambition are obvious. Lovely location.

    Cons

    Tenure difficult to come by. Expensive city to live in. Collegiate system of employment and joint contracts are baffling.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great work culture!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Oxford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    --Flexible work hours
    --Work with the smartest minds in the area of research
    --Excellent brand recognition

    Cons

    --Being an academic institution salaries are not comparable with the industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Oxford opens a lot of doors

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professor in Oxford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Professor in Oxford, England (UK)

    I worked at Oxford University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Oxford has a broad range of researchers at top level and access to fantastic students. You'll meet very interesting individuals becoming Life long friends. The University has high international standing and being a professor at Oxford opens a lot of doors.

    Cons

    Hard to get into the colledge Life if you are a scientist and there are few informal meeting Points. It is easy to get lost in Oxford and not meet up with too many scientists if you are not proactive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    A fantastic place for doctoral study.

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    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Current Employee - PhD Student

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The collegiate system means that everyone has friends and acquaintances from outside their area of study. There are many societies and sports teams to get involved with, meaning it's almost impossible to be bored.

    Cons

    The decentralised nature of the colleges is sometimes frustrating, with apparent disorganisation and bureaucracy. Everything does still function quite smoothly however.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    oxford university

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    Current Employee - Student in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student in Oxford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    a good place to study and live

    Cons

    a good place to study and live

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    An amazing and unique place with a lot of smart and interesting people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oxford University

    Pros

    The city is beautiful. Small but has everything you need. Great student life.

    Cons

    A little expensive to live

  8.  

    Great Experience!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oxford University

    Pros

    personal growth, great projects, interaction with top academics in the field.

    Cons

    Long working hours, have to motivate yourself

  9.  

    A very productive 3 years of my life

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Oxford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quality of research and great environment

    Cons

    no balance of work and life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fun and organised summer school job for UNIQ

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    Former Employee - UNIQ Academic Mentor in Oxford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - UNIQ Academic Mentor in Oxford, England (UK)

    I worked at Oxford University as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The summer school has a great ethos, the staff try really hard to make it enjoyable for the students, and it often re-hires people to do the summer school again the following year.

    Cons

    The summer school week was intense and probably not for everyone, but I personally enjoyed it- it went very quickly! We were given some online training for the summer school, which although a bit repetitive, did include some valuable information concerning the responsibilities of the role.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good employer to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oxford University

    Pros

    Good hours, nice people and good management

    Cons

    Low salary, long time to establish employment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

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