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Great university

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

I have been working at Oxford University

Pros

Top university, especially in humanities and social science
Oxford is a beautiful city and the university's college are also beautiful and historic

Cons

A lot of bureaucracy
Somewhat "insular" culture for academic hires - it seems departments often prefer to hire internal candidates who "know the system" rather than world leaders

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reduce administration & red tape

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    Lots of clever people, frustrating bureacracy

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

    I have been working at Oxford University

    Pros

    Interesting and intelligent colleagues
    Being part of a prestigious and world-renowned university with a rich history
    Beautiful surroundings
    Good support services
    Flexible working hours

    Cons

    Very convoluted organizational structures
    Lack of clarity about accountability and authority
    Decision making can be painfully slow and highly political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've got a great brand, amongs the strongest in the world in the field of higher education. Find new ways to exploit that, you are at risk of being out-flanked by universities in the US and Asia that are opening overseas campuses and developing distance learning programmes.

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    Genetics

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow

    I have been working at Oxford University

    Pros

    This is very prestigious university with world class facilities and scientists. It is also a lovely place to live, full of cultural activities including a number of very nice museums and theaters. The nigh life, when the students are around is also great

    Cons

    The university offer little opportunities for permanent positions and most of the research staff do not belong to the colleges. This does not allowed them to take full advantage of the collegiate university and can isolate them from the rest of the academic community

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be more support younger scientists and postoctoral research fellows. They should be allowed to take full part in all the activities of the collegiate university

    Doesn't Recommend
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