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University without undergraduate students

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - PhD Student in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
Former Employee - PhD Student in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at The Open University full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Relaxed environment, freedom to do research without bothering with undergraduate students.

Cons

A little bit isolated, but that has some advantages too.

Other Employee Reviews for The Open University

  1. Helpful (1)

    Good Money, Good People, Good Prospects

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Open University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Whilst I was there I met lovely people, the pay was great and if you enjoy the work and want to progress, there are plenty of internal opportunities. The work is quite varied with the day divided into being on the telephone and email correspondence, also with occasional paper-work.

    Cons

    Personally the work I did there wasn't what I wanted for a career. The role was in a customer service, which was mostly call centre based. The customers could sometimes be extremely impolite and overly-demanding. The amount of knowledge advisers where expected to retain was large, this isn't a problem, but other departments didn't appreciate the work put in by the teams in customer service...which could be frustrating! Despite the good pay and great team I couldn't stay there for much longer then a couple of years, it just wasn't for me!


  2. Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Consider paying more to keep the talent around.


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