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Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Milton Keynes, England (UK)
Current Employee - Research Assistant in Milton Keynes, England (UK)

I have been working at The Open University

Pros

Very friendly, comfortable work environment, lots of opportunities to enhance your qualifications along with working full-time.

Cons

Salaries are not as competitive as commercial sector.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consider paying more to keep the talent around.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Open to Ideas

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    Current Employee - Lecturer  in  Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Milton Keynes, England (UK)

    I have been working at The Open University

    Pros

    The OU has a great reputation an is a privilege to be associated with it.
    There is great opportunity to be part of a wonderful mission of providing educational access to the many

    Cons

    Like many big institutions the OU is bureaucratic, and processes can take a long time to come to fruition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remain true to your mission

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    This institution lacks basic management skills, so overpay and recruit the all sorts of wrong people

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in Milton Keynes, England (UK)

    I worked at The Open University

    Pros

    they overpay you and with ridiculous ceiling - so earn more at the beginning and leave within 2-3 years

    Cons

    you work with sub-standard senior people, just talk and no action, The so-called vision is laughable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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