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Oliver James Associates Reviews

Updated Nov 12, 2019

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4.6
92%
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Oliver James Associates CEO James Rogers
James Rogers
191 Ratings
Pros
  • "The people at Oliver James are the best thing about the company(in 46 reviews)

  • "Social events bring the whole of OJ together which is great(in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours but that is recruitment(in 64 reviews)

  • "Most of the frustrations around working hours / flexibility have been addressed(in 29 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 in turn gets you motivated as well. You will feel the teamwork in the culture. People are helpful you just need to voice out and not feel shy to ask help. The business is very transparent on how you can get promoted as they have a framework which they show you in day 1.

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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. "Great business"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time

    Pros

    Fun company to work for with leading position as insurance recruitment firm. Great incentives. Supportive leadership team

    Cons

    Head office control a lot of finance/ hr processes and are slow. A lot of sickness means the office can be quiet a lot of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Smooth out back office processes and work on attendance levels, otherwise keep up the excellent work

    Oliver James Associates2019-11-12
  3. "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
  4. "Great Working Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time

    Pros

    - Everyone is very friendly and pleasant to work with - The system used here are top notch - Autonomy is given to each consultants to go about doing their daily duties

    Cons

    - None as yet. Things are going well.

    Oliver James Associates2019-05-30
  5. "Great people! Great culture!"

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    Current Employee - Senior 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

    - Amazing people from owners to fellow colleagues - Great culture and incentives - Structured training and personal growth plans - Good infrastructure (systems)

    Cons

    - Nothing to complaint for now

    Advice to Management

    Just keep hiring the right people that will continue to sustain the great OJA culture!

    Oliver James Associates2018-08-28
  6. "OJ Review"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Singapore

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

    Pros

    Good training and benefits. Chance to display with regular feedbacks

    Cons

    Onboarding could be smoother with setup holdbacks initially

    Oliver James Associates2018-08-28
  7. "Great place to work for ambitious recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time

    Pros

    High performance culture, constant development for consultants & systems/ ways of working. Performance recognised and rewarded. Fun place to work and good people

    Cons

    Leadership is not diverse enough

    Oliver James Associates2017-11-13
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good working environment if you are competitive"

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good salary and benefits (including bonus) in case performance is excellent. Great summer and Christmas parties (never seen them anywhere else). Very good training team, that trains you at the beginning of your contract but also during your working life at OJ.

    Cons

    Very stressful and competitive environment. Very demanding atmosphere and long working hours.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about how each person feels.

    Oliver James Associates2019-11-11
  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time

    Pros

    - Lunchtime gym sessions - Decent industry hours - Decent commission structure - Good senior management team - Great summer/Christmas parties

    Cons

    - Very KPI heavy - Some old school attitudes (but these are changing)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Oliver James Associates2019-10-07
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Consultant 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

    Activities for the employees each month. Constant training sessions friendly coworkers opportunity to advance

    Cons

    Not being able to work from home 2-3 days a week.

    Advice to Management

    Let us work from home 2-3 days

    Oliver James Associates2019-10-08
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