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Updated 22 February 2019
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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. "world class place to do research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    first rate facilities, colleagues, students

    Cons

    pressure to succeed in a world leading institution


  6. "Top class"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Diversity, equality, challenging in all the right ways and great benefits package

    Cons

    Working with arrogant professors occasionally


  7. "Part-time Assistant at a university department or centre"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oxford University part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility of hours, left mostly alone to do your work. A good way to get to know the centre or University and leverage your way for full-time work if that is your interest. Otherwise, a useful stop-gap when you are unable to do full-time work and not draining overall.

    Cons

    I was offered 10 pounds/hour which with my limited experience thought it was good but turned out my predecessor had received 13 pounds/hour. No career or personal development opportunities. You are essentially seen as disposable due to the large interest of students wanting any paid work while doing their studies.

    Advice to Management

    Value your part-time staff because they observe more than you think. Think about continuity of your work. If you value the work they do, consider hiring and training a full-time staff instead.

  8. "Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work in

    Cons

    Nice place for collaboration and knowledge growth


  9. "Progress in a medical career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Passion, work ethics, dedication, learning and experience

    Cons

    No current downsides working in medical field


  10. "Oxford Doctoral Student"

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

    a prestigious organization, intellectually stimulating, great support from people

    Cons

    very limited funding, hard to socialize with people different from the department