Oxford Instruments Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Oxford Instruments

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people who genuinely care about their work

    Cons

    corporate strategy lacks proper vision

    Advice to Management

    quit chasing the FTSE ranking and make customer satisfaction and total quality the focus


  2. Helpful (3)

    nice place to work if you like lots of work, good people, and uppermanagement who are jerks

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Coordinator in Concord, MA
    Current Employee - Purchasing Coordinator in Concord, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford Instruments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    the concord office takes care of their employees good people to work with you will never be bored

    Cons

    upper management is in the UK and have a very different culture attitude, actions are taken with out realizing implications to the individual worker. seriously over worked medical plan is not very good

    Advice to Management

    oh there isnt an talking to the upper management. major layoffs but they are still purchasing other companies? each time another company is added no administration plan is implemented.


  3. Helpful (4)

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oxford Instruments (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some of the fellow employes are very nice and a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Management only cares about bottom line, no consideration for family and individuals, will clean house if it helps their numbers

    Advice to Management

    Be more family focused and work on the companies work environment. Don't lie to your employees.


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Technology can be interesting. Plenty of opportunity to make improvements. many hard workers and talented people in manufacturing

    Cons

    negitive environment and politics. intimidated by new people. lots of backstabbing throughout.

    Advice to Management

    Beware of what you are told.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Marketing Coordinator

    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Marlborough, MA

    I worked at Oxford Instruments (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people working in the local office.

    Cons

    Poor communication from upper management down to employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great opportunities for making improvements, but frustratingly difficult to get support for fixing root causes.

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Passaic, NJ
    Former Employee - Engineer in Passaic, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oxford Instruments (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for making improvements.

    Cons

    Frustratingly difficult to get support for fixing root causes.

    Advice to Management

    Be more trusting of their employees. Foster creativity.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Dallas Office

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I got to meet some great people!

    Cons

    The office was slowly closing down, and hours were flexible


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford Instruments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has good processes in place but not so many as to be overly cumbersome. The technology/products are exciting and management allows a fair amount of independence in executing to targets. The company is small enough that one individual can still make a large impact, great if you need your contributions to have real meaning. It is large enough that there is room for career growth and upward mobility for those who desire it.

    Cons

    As a US-based arm of Oxford Instruments, there are the typical challenges associated with the company headquarters and in some cases your direct supervisor located half a world away. Oxford has invested in modern technology to close the gap, although the communications will never fully reach the same level as when all are working from the same site.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Oxford

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oxford Instruments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company has been around a long time. A lot of good people there but the general feeling is that the company is a hostile environment. I have to write 100 words for this review to be accepted so this sentence is a part of that. Thanks.

    Cons

    Communication very one sided at times. Employees seem fearful, high turnover and no trust in upper management. Nobody bothers to offer suggestions anymore as the path is predetermined and no good deed goes unpunished here. It verges on military hierarchy.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and treat them with respect.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Stretched thin with no resources and high demand.

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    Current Employee - Technician in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Technician in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford Instruments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Steady job, good people on a personal and professional level,

    Cons

    Management, materials logistics, high stress and low pay. The people are generally friendly but management comes from big companies and has a long way towards adapting to a small company. They don't realize people perform multiple job functions and don't have any plan for that.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to set and manage processes and good practices. Follow through when pulling the trigger on things.



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