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Oliver James Associates Reviews

Updated 16 Aug 2019

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Oliver James Associates CEO James Rogers
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184 Ratings
Pros
  • "Oliver James has been one of the most welcoming companies I have joined, allowing autonomy and a great culture in and outside of the office(in 43 reviews)

  • "Social events bring the whole of OJ together which is great(in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours but that is recruitment(in 61 reviews)

  • "Most of the frustrations around working hours / flexibility have been addressed(in 27 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great People and Very Good Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I always believe that having a good environment starts from the leadership team and I would say that The Leaders of the business makes you really feel that you belong and you are part of the OJA family to help the growth of the business. That your opinions and contributions are equally important and carefully reviewed. The people makes everyday interesting to go to work as you will feel the positive energy of everyone...

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    Cons

    At the moment, there are no major issues and nothing bad to say.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Oliver James Associates2019-05-10
  2. "Invested Company!"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Management truly cares about your growth at the company -really good investment in the operations team -wonderful benefits & PTO -closed between the Holidays - no micro management -- you can truly create your own business here

    Cons

    You have to want to be here - as it is a type of business where you need to put the work in - if you are truly interested, and have work ethic this can be a great place! if you just want a job to have a job - this isn't for you!

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating with teams, and stay invested.

    Oliver James Associates2019-08-16
  3. "Inspiring Business, Great Mentors, Unparalleled Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    In a pretty saturated recruitment market, Oliver James Associates stands shoulders above their competition. Approach towards business is strategic and intelligent, training and development of all staff is paramount, and the investment they make into technology, office environment, staff rewards and wellbeing is unrivaled. With so many businesses struggling or making cut-backs it's refreshing to be part of such...

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    Cons

    The company is getting big, but this is not a business that you can expect to hide and be average in. It's tough to get a job here, and you have to be committed to working hard, but you will find yourself surrounded by some of the best recruiters in the market, who will inspire you to push yourself harder and with that will come exceptional earnings and promotional opportunities - just look at how many Directors have...

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    Advice to Management

    Remain consistent - you've built a great business

    Oliver James Associates2019-08-15
  4. "You get out what you put in"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Supportive and constructive feedback from management Clear career path - and help getting there. Fun, energetic company culture Long lunch for gym Dress down Friday

    Cons

    Long hours that are not flexible

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving the office to be its best.

    Oliver James Associates2019-08-07
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away from OJA"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oliver James Associates full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This firm has got to be a joke. I’ve formerly worked for prestigious retained search firms and coming here was a mistake. This company lacks creativity and you will almost certainly be required to be rewired like a robot once you sign up for this place. Ever since joining, I’ve heard endless accounts of dissatisfaction from every level of employee, from senior management to entry level consultants. It’s not a good place...

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    Cons

    Everything about this place makes me cringe.

    Advice to Management

    Jimmy/Ollie, you’ve built a great foundation with extreme risk. Too bad, NYC is driving that namesake to the ground.

    Oliver James Associates2019-07-28

    Oliver James Associates Response

    August 5, 2019Marketing

    Thank you for taking the time to express your opinion. We are sorry that your experience with us prompted you to leave this review. We take the happiness of our employees at any level extremely seriously and can assure you that we have raised your concerns to the appropriate director. ...

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  6. "Managing Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1. Innovation 2. Passion 3. Adaptability 4. Partnership 5. Respect 6. Excellence

    Cons

    I have no complains about Oliver James Associates

    Oliver James Associates2019-06-12
  7. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Milan
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A lot of training, structured career path, structured commissions, good and collaborative environment.

    Cons

    It would be nice to have more flexibility like Smartworking.

    Oliver James Associates2019-06-19
  8. "Senior Consultant Opinion"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oliver James Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Established business with excellent client relationships means that making placements and money is easy

    Cons

    Very process driven and lacks any creativity. Days become monotonous and boring. You feel very much like a cog in a machine

    Advice to Management

    Not a great deal that can be changed. Perhaps place more trust in people and encourage more flexibility in terms of approaching your day/ coming up with new ideas

    Oliver James Associates2019-06-17
  9. "the place to be"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Milan
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    sophisticated recruitment, young and dynamic environment, rewarding salary

    Cons

    heavy working hours, classic ups and downs in recruitment

    Advice to Management

    looking forward to implementing smart-working

    Oliver James Associates2019-05-28
  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Learning and Development Consultant in Milan
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great company culture growing opportunities competitive salary gym on fridays!

    Cons

    no particular cons to mention

    Oliver James Associates2019-05-24
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