Oliver James Career Development FAQ

Read what Oliver James employees think about career development at the company. Employees have questions about everything from promotions and mentoring to job security.

Oliver James has a career opportunities rating of 4.6.

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7 English questions out of 7

15 August 2019

How are the career development opportunities at Oliver James?

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 a pioneering and growing company.

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 risen from consultant level during their career here. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset they will back you and you could be the next Director opening a new location.

Advice to Management

Remain consistent - you've built a great business

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

15 August 2019

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2 January 2020

What kind of career opportunities exist at Oliver James?

Pros

Great group of people Fun environment opportunity to grow, by putting in the work Dress down Fridays

Cons

Long days but its recruitment cannot work from home micro management

opportunity to grow, by putting in the work

2 January 2020

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21 July 2020

Does Oliver James have any sort of mentoring programme?

Pros

Hard work is rewarded Clear career progression Realistic targets and achievable KPI's Great mentorship (lots of highly experienced recruiters to learn from) Personalised training with an onsite L&D officer One of the only companies where everyone is approachable and willing to help you, even the managing director sits on the floor and regularly takes time out of his day to give you advice and help. Great nights out and fantastic people. Great commission structure.

Cons

Honestly wouldn't change a thing. Keep up the great work.

Great mentorship (lots of highly experienced recruiters to learn from)

21 July 2020

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26 March 2021

Why do Oliver James employees quit?

Pros

They had good incentives, they offered training programmes to even experienced consultants in their Manchester offices. I had a great manager and director and was very well supported. They had lovely offices in London and great perks

Cons

I didn't see any whilst I was there but was only there for a very short period.

I didn't see any whilst I was there but was only there for a very short period.

26 March 2021

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21 July 2020

How are promotions handled at Oliver James?

Pros

Training is extensive and high quality, coming from another Dublin Based Recruitment Company I have learned more <2 months than my time in any other company. Very clear and well defined promotion road-map, friendly commission structure and great offices Excellent culture and team environment, can pull any member of staff, whatever the seniority aside and have an open and honest conversation Great team environment for both the highs and low points of the Job

Cons

I haven't experienced any cons in my time

Very clear and well defined promotion road

21 July 2020

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