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Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
101 Reviews
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Pros
  • The town of Oxford is also a great place to live (in 5 reviews)

  • Absolutely beautiful city to live in (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • very expensive to live especially the housing (in 5 reviews)

  • long hours, poor work life balance, limited opportunities for personal growth, (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Experience!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oxford University

    Pros

    personal growth, great projects, interaction with top academics in the field.

    Cons

    Long working hours, have to motivate yourself

  2.  

    This would be a good place for people who are only career oriented.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Editor in Chennai
    Former Employee - Assistant Editor in Chennai

    I worked at Oxford University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    brand name, salary, other benefits like reimbursements and

    Cons

    inability to find work-life balance, more pressure, a transparent communication channel is not present

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improving the work culture would benefit the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    mostly enjoyable DPhil at Oxford

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

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

    Pros

    Stimulating research environment, lovely city

    Cons

    long hours, poor work life balance, limited opportunities for personal growth,

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Hard Work. Intensive playing

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    Current Employee - Student in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student in Oxford, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The tutorial systems are something you don't get any experience of elsewhere. The social life is also great, provided you have time. It opens the door to a lot of networking and careers events, you just have to capitalise on that on your time here

    Cons

    Constant essay crisis, meaning that you alternate between crying and drinking and procrastinating. There truly is a lot of work involved and far more than other universities

  6.  

    A fantastic place for doctoral study.

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    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Current Employee - PhD Student

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The collegiate system means that everyone has friends and acquaintances from outside their area of study. There are many societies and sports teams to get involved with, meaning it's almost impossible to be bored.

    Cons

    The decentralised nature of the colleges is sometimes frustrating, with apparent disorganisation and bureaucracy. Everything does still function quite smoothly however.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    oxford university

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    Current Employee - Student in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student in Oxford, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    a good place to study and live

    Cons

    a good place to study and live

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    An amazing and unique place with a lot of smart and interesting people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oxford University

    Pros

    The city is beautiful. Small but has everything you need. Great student life.

    Cons

    A little expensive to live

  9.  

    Challenging atmosphere working with world top class scientists

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Oxford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Oxford, England (UK)

    I worked at Oxford University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    upfront research topics to delve into.

    Cons

    high living costs in Oxford area.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Well established and a good name to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Well funded and equipped research setting where almost anything becomes possible due to the massive amount of money and connections that come with working here. Lots of bright and committed colleagues which can really help push research forward.

    Cons

    Individual experience depends on your direct manager. Work-life balance is probably as bad as in any world leading research centre. Very difficult to get a permanent position. The salary is not in line with living costs, it should really come with a London style weighting as rents and house prices are considerably higher than the UK average.

  11.  

    A very productive 3 years of my life

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Oxford, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Quality of research and great environment

    Cons

    no balance of work and life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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