The Open University
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The Open University Careers and Employment

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  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    £100m to £500m
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Salary estimated from 713 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed.

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£45,477 per year
Senior Project Manager
£45,214 per year
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Rating overview

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Communications Manager in UK
on 22 April 2021
Great place to work
Excellent work-life balanceGreat colleaguesInteresting rolesAutonomy Part-time roles availableWorking from home opportunitiesSenior roles without line-management requirement
Senior Project Manager in Milton Keynes
on 30 August 2020
Strong academic vs support staff divide
Disconnected, rambling and uncoordinated organisation with radically different work environments depending where/what division you work in. Cliquey and difficult to feel secure.
Research Assistant in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
on 13 July 2020
Productive and youthful working environment
Very welcoming from the start, my three month internship as a research assistant at The Open University was a very enjoyable and beneficial experience for me. I was made to feel very welcome from the start and the work carried out was challenging yet rewarding, which is a good balance. I would recommend anyone in science to take up an intern position there as you will not be disappointed.
Researcher in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
on 8 June 2020
Best place for work/life balance
Best place for work/life balance. Great location of Milton Keynes close to London. Some renowned research groups and labs. Great opportunity to reach out to a large student body.
Senior Project Manager (Contract) in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
on 22 April 2020
Typical higher education
To work in a university you have to understand the academic viewpoint and be prepared to work within it. This means full analysis before taking action is key.
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