Oxford University
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www.ox.ac.uk Oxford, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 9, 2014
Oxford University – Oxford – “University of Oxford, Computer Science Department”

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Oxford University Chancellor Christopher Francis Patten

Christopher Francis Patten


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    Great city great work

    Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Oxford, England (UK)

    ProsBeautiful city. International people. World class facilities

    ConsResearch can be monotonous and working alone on a specific problem for a long time

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

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    Great

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat intellectual stimulation, good research facilities.

    ConsCan be a bit siloed

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

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    Great experience of my life

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits and prompt payment

    ConsCity can be small sometimes

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

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    A mixed bag...........

    DPhil Student (Current Employee)
    Oxford, England (UK)

    ProsGood prospects and enjoyable college life

    ConsPoor work-life balance, often poor supervision

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Doctoral research in the University of Oxford.

    Doctoral Researcher (Former Employee)
    Oxford, England (UK)

    ProsUniversity of Oxford is one of the most competitive universities in the UK, which makes it a very interesting place to be a part of.

    ConsIt is a very competitive environment that requires lots of dedication. Hours can be long and working during weekends is common among researchers.

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

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    Very enjoyable, laid back experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe department I worked in was laid back and had a friendly atmosphere. The environment was also very comforting, there were three of us working in an area most companies would cram 10+ people into.

    ConsThe pay was on the low side, especially when you consider the living costs of the area. Otherwise, not much to complain about.

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    Stimulating but old-fashioned

    Academic Lecturer/Researcher (Current Employee)
    Oxford, England (UK)

    ProsFriendly support staff, intellectually stimulating work, positive and intimate work environment, talented students and colleagues, interesting and lively city, good resources (labs, libraries) depending on your field

    ConsLack of centralization means inefficient day-to-day operations and bad communication between departments, pay is low v cost of living, city is crowded and student-dominated, operations and general outlook can be very old-fashioned and many higher-ups are resistant to change

    Advice to Senior ManagementCentralize and modernize

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good academic environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice place to work; excellent colleagues

    ConsSalary slightly low given the local living costs.

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    Rewarding and challenging

    Lecture In Continuing Education (Former Employee)
    Oxford, England (UK)

    ProsGlobal excellence in teaching and research

    ConsIt can think too highly of itself - or at least the other academics can.

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

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    Arch-conservative research in particle physics and fusion plasmas

    Assistant Prof of Physics (and Trustee) (Current Employee)
    Oxford, England (UK)

    ProsBoilerplate science for governmental and military consultation

    Consperspective may overlook contemporary trends for teaching

    Advice to Senior Managementraise more money!!

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

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