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Updated Jul 29, 2014
Oxford University – Oxford – “University of Oxford, Computer Science Department”

Oxford University – Oxford – “University of Oxford, Computer Science Department”
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4.2 63 reviews

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91% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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Pros
  • The town of Oxford is also a great place to live (in 5 reviews)

  • Top people to work with and a beautiful city to live in (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • very expensive to live especially the housing (in 3 reviews)

  • highly competitive, no job security (in 3 reviews)

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    World class

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOutstanding research and world class environment

    ConsHighly competitive expectations very high

     

    Great environment for research

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFaculty members are world class, with research work well supported by industry and government grants.

    ConsGraduate student support is limited. Libraries (atleast for engineering and the sciencies) are crummy. The collegiate system is designed to support undergraduates -- while academic terms and the concomitant social buzz lasts for 6 months a year, a PhD cannot help but feel isolated the rest of the way.

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    Great Experience

    Senior Scientist (Former Employee) Oxford, England (UK)

    ProsGreat place to be to learn and to meet great crowd of people

    ConsToo much old senseless traditions

    Advice to Senior ManagementSmile

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

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    It's not only the type of work but also the type of life that matters

    PDRA (Former Employee) Oxford, England (UK)

    ProsEnjoy the life at Oxford is a one-time-in-a-life experience. The spirit energised in academic/research work often makes you feel so previliged to work there

    ConsIt's lack of mordern facilicities, but for a 900 year old univ/city, what can you complaint for? However look out for the slow pace of life since it may well kill your ambition slowly...

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    Great place to work

    Principal Bioinformatician (Current Employee) Oxford, England (UK)

    ProsLocation - Oxford is a great city specially if you like Science and Academia in general as there is plenty with free talk by very important lectures every so often.
    Salary - for a being a non-profit organization the pay is good. For many positions, University of Oxford staff get better salaries than in other other university in the UK including London based institutions and the increased cost of life there.
    Flexibility - as for most non-profit organization in the UK you have flexible hours and home-work when necessary.

    ConsYou still probably would get pay better in a company, but the pay is nonetheless good.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to do research work

    Post Doctoral Research Assistant (Current Employee) Oxford, England (UK)

    ProsLife and work balance. Multiculture working place. A lot of internal support.

    Consnot much rewards and benefits

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent first post-doc in Oxford

    Post Doctoral Research Assistant (Current Employee) Oxford, England (UK)

    ProsGood working environment and friendly coworkers. First and second post doc positions have been similar and worthwhile. Research is fun and interesting with good development progress.

    ConsTeaching opportunities have been fine and easily attainable for me as I was an undergraduate here, however many colleagues haven't been able to get experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPost docs should be found college affiliation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Your ideas are heard attentively by experts

    Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) Oxford, England (UK)

    ProsI spent 3 months at the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Oxford during my PhD studies. I was a great opportunity to work with state-of-the-art medical devices such as MEG and fMRI sanners, with best processing techniques. The Principal Investigators were very welcoming, we had meetings to share ideas, and the data was provided to me, so that I could develop my own ideas.

    ConsNo compensation. Went at my own costs.

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

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    postdoctoral research in Oxford

    Postdoctoral Researcher (Current Employee) Oxford, England (UK)

    ProsAcademically stimulating environment, interesting people allround. Tip: as a postdoc make an effort to join a college / other social environment.

    ConsSomewhat transient and very student oriented. Could do with a better set-up for postdoctoral researchers that are new in town.

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    good and bad

    Postdoctoral Scientist (Current Employee) Oxford, England (UK)

    Pros- research groups that work to understand the genetic foundation of human disease
    - multidisciplinary research
    - on the edge seminars and talks
    - in- house services like sequencing etc

    Cons- car parking
    - long working hours
    - equipment getting old and brakes often which means a lot of down-time
    - badly organised

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees feedback.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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