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Updated 12 December, 2017
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  • Work/Life Balance might suffer, depending on how much a publication record you want to build (in 18 reviews)

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

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    "Great experience."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great start to grow your career. Great work and life balance.

    Cons

    You are unable to move ahead unless you know the right people.


  2. "Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Oxford University full-time

    Pros

    Oxford provides a very good environment for study and has a life. People work very hard here. and they concentrate very much.

    Cons

    Sometimes could be stressed out. Some courses have too many assignments, which are difficult to spare some time for other things like volunteering or looking for jobs.

    Advice to Management

    More talk between student and tutor would be helpful. More teamwork would be better than always doing things separately


  3. "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


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  5. "Great employer"

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    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


  6. "University of Oxford"

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    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. "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


  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


  11. "senior postdoctoral scientist"

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    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.


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