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"Decent pay, good career support and courses, great reputation"

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Current Employee - Post Doctoral Research Assistant in Oxford, England (UK)
Current Employee - Post Doctoral Research Assistant in Oxford, England (UK)
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Oxford University full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Reputation is excellent for future employment.
Research is not notch.
City is small enough to not feel overwhelming.

Cons

Services can be a little 2nd world (e.g IT).
Quality of support entirely dependent on PI, not University.

Advice to Management

Put a university wide scheme in place to ensure all staff are routinely assessed for developmental needs.

Other Employee Reviews for Oxford University

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Overall a positive experience but it is a long way off perfect"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Oxford, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You have a lot of freedom to pursue your own ideas. You tend to come across a good quality of other scientists to work with, not always but certainly more often than not. There are always talks from big players in the field, either yours or in other fields. Depends massively on your supervisor, but there does seem reasonable funding around to help your research.

    Cons

    If your ideas you have don't result in a decent publication or two every 2-3 years, you will find it tough in academia. Luck plays a big role but also the output and attitude of those around you. Being a post-doc for a long time with low job security can be a bit of a painful experience. Supervisors of labs were selected as good scientists, and not managers, so labs can end up run badly.

    Advice to Management

    Supervisors of labs vary massively in their ability to be managers, which in their defence was not what they were selected for. Some training, and accountability for bad practice would help.


  2. "Postdoc at University of Oxford"

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    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Researcher in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Researcher in Oxford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford University as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Chance to make numerous connections for future jobs

    Cons

    All depends on the group you are working in

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