Oxford Instruments Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Dallas Office

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oxford Instruments

    Pros

    I got to meet some great people!

    Cons

    The office was slowly closing down, and hours were flexible

  2. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  3. Oxford Instruments is an overall great place to work

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    Former Intern - Safety Intern in Carteret, NJ
    Former Intern - Safety Intern in Carteret, NJ

    I worked at Oxford Instruments as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Oxford instruments compensates its interns well. Management consist of smart dedicated people. Hourly workers are friendly and willing to work with you. The company isn't too big so you get to know everyone

    Cons

    Some people who have been working there for some time ten to be slightly too laid back. Meetings are sometimes cancelled without others being notified.

    Advice to Management

    invest in younger talent. provide more opportunities to receive certifications such as yellow,green, or black belt.

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  5. Oxford

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

  6. Stretched thin with no resources and high demand.

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    Current Employee - Technician in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Technician in Austin, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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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    Good company

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    Current Employee - Middle Management in Scotts Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Scotts Valley, CA

    I have been working at Oxford Instruments full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people. Friendly atmosphere. Hard working employees.

    Cons

    There is an old way of doing things and a new way of doing things - those who have been around a long time are resistant to change even for the better.

    Advice to Management

    Get some good managers in place to run the day to day. Have more fun

  8. Treats people like robot

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Scotts Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Scotts Valley, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    small company, people of different area are within reach

    Cons

    People are treated like robot here. clock in clock out. can not work over time without prior approval but have to complete full 8 hours. I see employees wait in front of clocking machine just to clock in at the exact minute. If 1 min a day accumulate to 20-30min/month over time, you get warned by HR.
    If you are exempt employee, it's a whole different expectation. You're expect to work ton of over time for free. Bad work, life balance.

    Advice to Management

    treat people with respect

  9. engineer

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Concord, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Concord, MA

    I have been working at Oxford Instruments full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, opportunity to learn different technologies and opportunity to move between business groups.

    Cons

    The salary is ok, maybe not the best opportunity to move to upper management because it is a UK based company

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on

  10. alright

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oxford Instruments

    Pros

    it is a paying job

    Cons

    you have more work than you get pay

  11. I dont want to answer.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oxford Instruments

    Pros

    I dont want to answer.

    Cons

    Better communication to each employee

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make changes.

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