Oxford Instruments
2.8 of 5 9 reviews
www.oxford-instruments.com Abingdon, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

Oxford Instruments Reviews

Updated Apr 3, 2014
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2.8 9 reviews

                             

100% Approve of the CEO

Oxford Instruments Chief Executive Jonathan Flint

Jonathan Flint

(2 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Engineer (Current Employee)
Concord, MA

I have been working at Oxford Instruments full-time

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on keeping on

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Treats people like robot

Design Engineer (Current Employee)
Scotts Valley, CA

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

Prossmall company, people of different area are within reach

ConsPeople 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 Senior Managementtreat people with respect

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I dont want to answer.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Oxford Instruments

ProsI dont want to answer.

ConsBetter communication to each employee

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to make changes.

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Oxford Instruments

Prosit is a paying job

Consyou have more work than you get pay

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If you start making too much money start looking for a new job

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Oxford Instruments full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSome of the instruments had a low price tag. Some markets were only willing to pay so much and they had some low end products.

ConsTake too long to develop new ideas, terrible service and don't want to correct it. Just want to sell cheap equipment and not take care of the customer.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your employees more and your customers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Used to be a good place to work

Equipment Engineer (Former Employee)
Scotts Valley, CA

I worked at Oxford Instruments full-time for more than 10 years

ProsFlexible schedules, good benefits, they supply the water

ConsMicromanaged to death. Tons of money wasted on pointless things and they don't even supply cups for the water cooler. Used to be a good company to work for

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Scotts Valley, CA

I have been working at Oxford Instruments

Prossmall company small group and limited work space

Conslot of talker and not a lot worker

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Going places, a great UK company

Middle Management (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsCutting edge technology. Growth and profitable. Reasonably relaxed environment. Open minded in offering a wide selection of perks - flexi time, stock options, car scheme depending on what location you work in.

ConsTransitioning from a dispersed mix of unique divisions to a corporate approach (transitioning). Can be frustrating to make changes however there are plenty of opportunities.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe bold and keep the momentum up. Hire the right people to support the evolution of the business into a more corporate entity.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Big enough to provide great opportunities, but not so big as to be run by douchbags.

Process Technician (Former Employee)
Yatton, South West England, England (UK)

I worked at Oxford Instruments full-time for less than a year

ProsExcellent working environment.
Good career progression opportunities.
Possibility of moving between roles in the company to find your niche.
Honest leadership, I felt like this place was trying hard not to screw you over.
Excellent travel opportunities (at least in my role)
Friendly and respectful Management

ConsSuper stingy bonus when the companies stock soared, shouldn't complain too much though. most companies wouldn't give anything.

Advice to Senior ManagementHonestly there's not much I'd change. Communication with upper management could be a bit slow though. ie waiting to find out if my contract would be renewed took so long I ended up looking elsewhere.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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