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Oxford University Reviews

Updated January 13, 2018
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  • Work life balance is non existent for most science departments, but that is expected (in 18 reviews)

  • Expensive to live -- almost the same as London although with less pay (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Full academic support, great working opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Full academic support, great working opportunities

    Cons

    Can get lost in the system


  2. "Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Great location, diverse culture, friendly environment

    Cons

    Expensive area to live, commute and traffic challenges to get to work

    Advice to Management

    Foster better career development and salary rewards

  3. "Great employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, autonomy and a relaxed culture.

    Cons

    Needs bringing into the 21st century

    Advice to Management

    Structure needs re-thinking


  4. "DPhil student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Very supportive environment; bright people and staff

    Cons

    no obvious downsides; the research equipment probably not the best


  5. "Undergrate in Oxford, pros and cons."

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    Current Employee - Student in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student in Oxford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    very stressful, the workload is high.

    Cons

    learn a lot, able to meet excellent people.


  6. "University of Oxford"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Famous university,
    Except from the name it is the same as other universities

    Cons

    Looks better from the outside.
    Expensive city, low salary, all know about this, no body cares

    Advice to Management

    Ask research students and postdocs for feedback of PIs


  7. "Post-doctoral research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment. 38 day holiday (including bank holidays)

    Cons

    Low salary, high cost of living in Oxford.

    Advice to Management

    Salary increase

  8. "Typical TOP-10 UK University + cost of Oxford life"

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    Current Employee - Senior Postdoctoral Researcher in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Postdoctoral Researcher in Oxford, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Great Facilities
    -Top-end Equipment
    -Interaction within the labs
    -Chance for multidisciplinary projects.
    -Hub for internationally-recognised research

    Cons

    -No Career Pathway
    -Cost of life in Oxford it's a big issue.


  9. "senior postdoctoral scientist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Postdoctoral Scientist in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Postdoctoral Scientist in Oxford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    research environment of academic excellence

    Cons

    As with most universities, there is no career path for researchers with a Ph.D, that wish to remain in academic research but do not wish to become principal investigators.


  10. "postdoctoral fellow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    experience is good and know more people

    Cons

    too many people and facilities is less

    Advice to Management

    make more space for people to work


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