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Updated 19 October 2018
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  1. "An amazing experience with a completely flat hierarchy and freedom to experiment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Oxford University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Had an amazing time at the University of Oxford working with some of the best minds in the bussines of health and research.

    Cons

    Can get a little slow but you can set your own pace.


  2. "PPE Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Great reading list, beautiful city

    Cons

    Unreasonable amount of work (little time to reflect on studies because of constant deadlines)

  3. "Great Experience!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long working hours, have to motivate yourself


  4. "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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Oxford University full-time (More than a 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 Management

    Improving the work culture would benefit the organization.


  5. "editor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    colleagues, study, atmosphere, social, activity

    Cons

    stress, pressure, workload, competition, stress


  6. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oxford University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic, challenging, and intellectually stimulating environment; good management; friendly atmosphere; great deal of possibilities to expand interdisciplinary skills for personal and professional development.

    Cons

    The following are not negative aspects but might not suit everyone: big organisation, very flexible schedule which might include working on evenings and weekends.


  7. "Oxford University"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -good pension scheme (good employer input)
    -flexible working (in academia)
    -good support from management

    Cons

    No cons (it is a great place to work with alot of support from many departments)

    Advice to Management

    No advice (again, they are very supportive and caring towards all employees and very tentative)

  8. "Amazing Environment."

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

    I worked at Oxford University part-time

    Pros

    Talented people, valued work, community feel.

    Cons

    Not many cons to be honest.


  9. "Great role!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Great supportive boss. Extremely intellectually stimulating.

    Cons

    No big cons. Expensive area to live in


  10. "REF PM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Fascinating range of activities and very interesting people

    Cons

    It can be deeply frustrating to work, esp in admin


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