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Relaxed environment but no career progression
Relaxed environment, friendly colleagues and management but no career progression or incredibly limited. Very slow procedures and highly hierarchical structure.
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Don't bother
Employees with bullish attitudes, dated and dull working environment, lack of collaboration between teams, dirty toilets, reception staff can be rude, difficult to get meetings run on time.
Pros
Close walk to Oxford Town Centre
Cons
Office working environment lacks lusture
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5.0
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Wonderful enviroment
A truly driven and passionate team with great management. The company is behind technologically but is making great progress without disturbing those internal and external.
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Horrible place to work
Management get by on nepotism. The pay is awful, and there are no target-driven incentives or options to further your career beyond a certain point. The work is boring and monotonous. the senior management are beyond respect.
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Good colleagues but company is rudderless
Such an incredible brand, but seems totally adrift in their most successful markets. No clear direction or leadership coming from above and their investment in staff skills is a joke. No practical training, rare feedback meetings with line managers and no clear advancement opportunities. A major disappointment to me.
Pros
Nice working environment. Staff are friendly
Cons
No training, no clear career path, little investment in people from management.
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No Career Prospects
- No career progression available in certain roles, focus skewed towards marketing and management roles for the old guard.

- Noncompetitive salaries.


- Outdated management methods.
Pros
Nice staff restaurant
Cons
Not much in way of career advancement opportunities, management doesn't listen to reports
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3.0
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Oup
The cultural shift in OUP has made this a different place to work compared to the company I originally joined. The family feeling has been replaced with a corporate drive, which is something that has impacted many divisional relationships within the Press.

Aside from this, my daily work load is varied and enjoyable.
Management can be both understanding and pressured, however the Company is so diverse that any one review could differ from another.
Pros
Fantastic building and reputable company
Cons
General attitude and slow pace to the business, not enough drive to change and usually changes take a rather regressive direction
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avoid at all costs
worked here with staffline as picker packer temp contract good employees management are ignorant unrealistic work targets using voice picking system which isn't reliable constantly on the go
Pros
good canteen
Cons
bad supervisors
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Old fashioned inefficient organisation
Both technology and sales techniques are hopelessly old fashioned. The company has a reputation because they are part of the university of oxford, many products are good but the technology is fragmented and out of date. They are far behind their competitors and will fall behind even more since management does not understand how modern organisations operate.
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Worthwhile mission and good talent, top heavy management
Good company mission and great talent. The office is in a great location, with good facilities.

The company is trying to innovative and ambitious things, but is very slow to implement.
Career progression is slow, and all decision making is concentrated at the senior management level.
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5.0
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Well organised work environment with good employee focus and care for training, updating skills and benefits
Great place to work.beautiful premises. Good communication and understanding between management and staff, good skills focus and updating of studies. Positive feedback on work well done. Clear guidelines and an advanced management style along with a fair pay scale at or above market rates all made it a good place to be.
Pros
Good pay and alowance for updating skills
Cons
Hi work load at times but nothing excessive
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Political and unpleasant.
I had the misfortune to be engaged at the OUP on a fixed term contract in their IT department. Caught in a political battle which, to be fair, I misjudged the politics of, I was eventually forced out before my contract had finished. Senior IT management are not trained IT professionals (mine was originally a salesperson), contractors are allowed to dictate how large projects are run with no oversight and are engaged at a senior level due to personal relationships, project planning is non existent and communication is appalling. Everyone in IT had at least one, if not more hidden agenda all seemingly for no actual purpose.

On the plus side, the non IT staff seemed lovely and the pay, while it lasted, wasn't bad. But it doesn't compensate for the adverse impact the OUP IT management caused to my reputation and self confidence. Avoid.
Cons
really, really unpleasant people.
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Dreadful place - old fashioned and poorly managed
Management is chaotic, out of touch and hands-off, leading to long hours and impossible targets for non-managers. The organisation is trying to compete with far more efficient companies while being understaffed and bogged down in historical problems that have not been dealt with effectively - not a satisfying work environment.

Do not appoach unless you have nerves of steel.
Pros
good perks
Cons
high likelihood of stress
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