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Updated 10 December 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
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    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
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    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. "Beautiful place to work"

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    Former Employee - Library Assistant Customer Services in Oxford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Library Assistant Customer Services in Oxford, England (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I worked behind the main library service desk at Bodleian Libraries in Oxford.

    Really lovely place to work that I would recommend to anyone who feels they have the right skills for it.

    A lot of effort has been put in on the side of management to make working conditions good for staff. Routine tasks like shelving books are split up and worked in short burst throughout the day, so you get a sense of variety in your work. Full training is provided before you start the job and procedures and instructions are mapped out in a lot of detail in the staff manual. Management are very willing to listen to problems you are having in the job and provide extra training and support wherever needed. Staff in general are supportive, friendly and good at their jobs.

    Cons

    Really have no negative feedback to give.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  6. "Great uni"

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

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic university. Love it there.

    Cons

    Nothing to say about this.


  7. "Student"

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

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Does keep you quite busy

    Cons

    disorganized departments are common, poor organisational skills

  8. "Research Assistant at Oxford University"

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    Current Employee - Please Select in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Please Select in Oxford, England (UK)
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    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Potential flexible working hours (depending on direct supervisor) and relative job security

    Cons

    Low salary, difficult career progression

    Advice to Management

    Keep flexible and part-time working always as an open option


  9. "CSA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oxford University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good flexibility and pay, variable hours allows for you to have a lot of choice on what days you work

    Cons

    Managerial staff don't care about you. Asked to work overtime a lot, end up doing managers job but don't actually have the opportunity to progress to higher role.

    Advice to Management

    Employ more staff & be more organised


  10. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Oxford University part-time

    Pros

    challenging, mind-stimulating, flexible, good training, equal opportunities

    Cons

    relatively low payrate, time-consuming, not many opportunities