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Updated Jun 9, 2014
Oxford University – Oxford – “University of Oxford, Computer Science Department”

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4.1 80 reviews

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Oxford University Chancellor Christopher Francis Patten

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87% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The town of Oxford is also a great place to live(in 5 reviews)

  • Top people to work with and a beautiful city to live in(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • very expensive to live especially the housing(in 3 reviews)

  • highly competitive, no job security(in 3 reviews)

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    Good place to work

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Former Employee) Oxford, England (UK)

    ProsSmart people, lots of seminars and research talks. The culture of out-of-the box thinking is very appealing. Free lunches and dinners. The city has a lot going on, with places to go out and a proximity to London.

    ConsThe separation of University into colleges isolates people and does not seem to serve any good purpose. Administration may not be very efficient, depending on which division you're in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent three-year postdoc

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork is varied and relatively low-stress; colleagues are wonderful to work with and support for career development has been fantastic. There is plenty of scope to pursue personal research interests.

    ConsTeaching opportunities can be limited; cost of living is relatively high and the city can feel limited for those used to London.

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    High standard

    Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Former Employee) Oxford, England (UK)

    ProsCompensation, job standard, relaxed culture

    ConsThe cost of living is quite high compared to even a more than average salary.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great

    Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee) Oxford, England (UK)

    ProsAll is good. Big name uni.

    ConsPolitics and all the ego boosting

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to modernise

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Unique.

    Graduate Student (Former Employee) Oxford, England (UK)

    ProsGeneral people, core academics have a very idealistic mindset. I have felt myself as Alice in Wonderland. Is definitely not what you could experience in any part of the world. I think their motto might be Work Hard! Play Hard! and they really keep themselves to this. You learn lessons and skills for a lifetime. If I would have the opportunity to become President of a country or spend say 1 year in Oxford studying, I would choose the latter one.

    ConsSuddenly everyone excels in what you did best in the past and thought you can only do. But Oxford's uniqueness then lies in the fact through its human centered to help you find who you really are - and add to your values...

    Advice to Senior ManagementI did not have much contact with them. Thank you for doing it - I appreciate that without them I would not have been able focus on things that were more valuable to me and hopefully to others.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Oxford University - Economics PhD

    PhD Student (Current Employee) Oxford, England (UK)

    Prosinspiring environment, great opportunities, good supervisors

    Consscholarship opportunities for PhD students more limitd than at some other top universities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience of my life

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits and prompt payment

    ConsCity can be small sometimes

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Very good academic environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice place to work; excellent colleagues

    ConsSalary slightly low given the local living costs.

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    Rewarding and challenging

    Lecture In Continuing Education (Former Employee) Oxford, England (UK)

    ProsGlobal excellence in teaching and research

    ConsIt can think too highly of itself - or at least the other academics can.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Oxford is great

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe city is awesome, and a great place to live

    ConsToo many tourists at times.

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